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Get Naked, Go Hiking

Continuing in my dearth of new blogs, I thought I'd reblog this, revised and with a few different photos - including one I just took on my visit to my families back east. It is one of my earliest posts,... Continue Reading →

Cedar Creek and some flowers

I was out here last time August of 2018, almost a year ago. Since then, we had a normal winter.  What an incredible change has set in! We had an unusually cool stretch in mid-July so I thought I'd head... Continue Reading →

Bradford Ridge – Again

Saturday I drove up to Bradford Ridge path in what turned out to be a vain attempt at Deep Creek Hot Springs. The weather report said the area west of Victorville should have a high of about 90F. I figure... Continue Reading →

Hike! I could have spent all day Monday watching anime. I didn’t.

Here is what I did instead. I've been fairly sedentary for the last three months. We've finally had a rainy winter.  I've been working part-time and somehow the cold and rain always managed to come when I'm off work. The... Continue Reading →

The Wild

Updating and reposting this. A lot of my new subscribers (2018 and 2019) have never seen it. I figure this way I'll have more time for new hikes and watching anime! I go to the wild to recover my sanity... Continue Reading →

Bear Prints

Footprints from an adult black bear not far from my home.   I think I saw this bruin a few weeks ago here: Alder Creek Trail Not a large one but still big enough to be on its own. Bears... Continue Reading →

Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

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... Continue Reading →

Life and Death in the Wild

First, I want you to read this article: 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... Continue Reading →

Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

The Sespe Wilderness Area is vast. Within it are enough trails to keep an active hiker busy for years - or for someone like me, for a lifetime. A few of the trails are more active. The "biggie" is the... Continue Reading →

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