One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail plus much of it is surrounded by little used national forest. When I want to…Read more Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.
This is the blog I wanted to post when I got distracted by the Scouting controversy. Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! If you have any objection to the inexplicable and completely gratuitous non-sexual non-explicit nudity of a non-sexy old man celebrating life do not - under any conditions DO NOT - scroll to the bottom. (I…Read more Throop Peak from Dawson Saddle
First, I want you to read this article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2336896/snowbound Then I'll discuss it from my POV. Okay, done? Stephen Olshansky's youth sounds very similar to mine. He was born the same year as I, 1956. In high school, Otter was easily bored, though he was a smart kid. “5th grade bullied terribly left scar…Read more Life and Death in the Wild
I love snakes. What is not to like about a reptile that decided it didn't need legs? The best snake of all in my area is the rattlesnake. Why? Because so many people irrationally hate or fear them. There is this huge mythology built up about rattlers. They don't chase you. The don't lie in…Read more Snakes alive!
I recently got a blurb in the e-mail exhorting me to contribute to an environmentalist group claiming that the forest service is caving to the demand of Big Lumber to allow logging in the Los Padres National Forest. They link to this article: As Trump tweets about California fires, his administration wants to expand logging…Read more All is not what it appears to be.
I really wanted to do a new hike blog but I have been trapped here by the heat. (I suppose I could do a blog about a night hike but there would be no photos.) The weather has been insane, with temps constantly in triple digits since early June (it is now August 7.) A…Read more Yes, Virginia, the World IS Getting Warmer.
Finally found season 2! (Crunchyroll had it but then it disappeared.) They extended the length to 13:30 but without the intro and extro, the actual running time is 10:30. This time 26 episodes, a real testament to how well the original went over. Still enough sugariness to make one go look for psychological insulin. Cute…Read more Yama No Susume 2nd Season