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TahoePix- Half Dome

Update- April 28, 2012.  I’ve received a number of positive comments and feedback about this post, so I’ve added a couple more pics to show the scale of Half Dome. So I realize that there are zillions of Half Dome pix out there.  Here are a few from one of our trips up there (in… Read More ›

Tahoe Rim Trail- Big Meadow to Echo Summit

The Tahoe Rim Trail (or simply TRT), is a 165-mile trail that circumscribes the rim of Lake Tahoe.  The trail is commonly divided into eight sections (where it crosses roads or access points).  One of our outdoor goals in Tahoe was to join the TRT 165-Mile Club- for those people who’ve completed the entire 165… Read More ›

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

Somewhere in the middle of a nearly 3,000 vertical foot descent (mostly singletrack).  In Fall, 2012 the US Forest Service opened the Star Lake Connector trail- miles of switchbacking goodness through incredible fields of granite.  It’s rideable in both directions too (though quite the climb to around 9,000′ elevation).  Ride it in the fall, and… Read More ›

In search of Hidden Waterfalls- Dawn Falls

Dawn Falls lies in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, near Larkspur, CA.  It’s tucked into a shady and cool canyon, accessible from several neighborhood access points.  Fortunately, Dawn Falls requires a bit of a walk from every access point, which cuts down on the number of visitors. (It’s also great terrain for trail running, though… Read More ›

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

Life outside Tahoe.  I think this is the best picture I’ve ever taken with my iPhone.  H riding the singletrack in Telluride, Colorado.

In Search of Hidden Waterfalls and Wildflowers

(This post is subtitled- “How I dropped my digital camera into a waterfall.”) Each season has different qualities that we love.  The Northern California coast has a distinct rainy season.  In the spring, our golden hills turn green.  Creeks are full, and seasonal waterfalls appear.  From years of running, riding, and hiking, we’ve learned about… Read More ›

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

Life outside Tahoe. Singletrack near Crested Butte Colorado. Waist deep wildflowers, views like this, and oh yeah, an epic descent.  I’m getting an endorphin high just reliving the ride.

Uplifting Fog

Days like this are one of the reasons I started writing a blog.  Sometimes you are out on an everyday ride, run, or other adventure and come across something awesome. It was chilly, cold and foggy when I left the house on my mountain bike.  My new Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera had just… Read More ›

Reports from Kauai- Hiking Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s Northwest was one of the great joys and great frustrations of our trip.  The scope of it was totally unexpected, and we needed at least one more full day to explore and hike the area.  Waimea Canyon truly lives up to its nickname “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  Koke’e State… Read More ›

Reports from Kauai- Hiking the Okolehao Trail (advanced version)

The traditional ‘Okolehao trail is a nice hike in the jungle that is featured in many guidebooks.  The trail is an access road (to service the powerlines that run across the ridge) for the first three quarters of a mile.  After passing under the powerlines the access road becomes a trail and becomes more interesting… Read More ›

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