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Seasons Greetings!

Happy Holidays! Wishing you all many great adventures in the new year! Now that we’ve survived the Mayan Apocalypse and the longest night, days are getting brighter and longer.  Make sure you make time for outdoor adventure in the new year. Feel the brisk chill of winter on your skin See your breath Hear the… Read More ›

Glass Beach- Enjoy it While You Can

Located in Fort Bragg, California, Glass Beach is an accident of history.  For years, people drove to the edge of a sea cliff and tossed their garbage over the side.  The beach was the city dump.  Much of the garbage was burned right on the beach, and the remainder was just left for the ocean… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Daisy Kayak Dog

Springer Spaniels love water.  They become super spunky when wet.  Daisy Water Dog loves going out with us.  When the kayak was in the back yard, Daisy would stand in the kayak and “Woooo Woooo” at us to take her to the water  (Woo Woo is the unique sound of the springer spaniel).

In Search of Hidden Waterfalls- Alpine Dam

There are few things as dramatic as the roar of falling water. When I headed out the door in the morning, it was to surf, not hike.  The surf forecast looked good, and we headed out to the coast.  The surf report was wildly optimistic though, and the surf was tiny at best.  What started… Read More ›

TahoePix- Super Dirt Bomb

Daisy Dirt Dog. Bullards Bar Reservoir

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 ›

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- Daisy Snow dog (cute warning)

Daisy Snow Dog, enjoying some attention while backcountry skiing in Tahoe.  Doing her best to look extra cute.

The Simple Joy of Running in the Rain (Waterfalls Ahead)

“Rainy days are for long trail runs,” I tell my coworkers.  Most of them give me funny looks.  “No really, running in the rain is freaking awesome!,” I say.  They roll their eyes and ignore me.  They don’t understand.  Why, after all would you go out and get all wet and cold? I love running… Read More ›

Happy Birthday DaisyDela!

Today Daisy is nine years old.  She is our constant and faithful companion, always wanting to be with us on outdoor adventures.  It’s amazing how a little dog, with her infectious joy at the simple pleasure of playing and exploring help keep us young.  Happy Birthday Daisy!  Let’s go play.

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