Category Archives: hiking

adventures up north

I’ve been having too many adventures, and getting too little work done. We recently took a week long camping/family trip up to Oregon. Several blog post worthy event happened on that trip. I’ll try to briefly cover a couple of … Continue reading

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fire at usal

I just posted a video on YouTube. It’s old and new at the same time. While I just barely did the video editting, I took the footage in July of 2006. Andi and I were walking up the bed of … Continue reading

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montgomery woods fire report

The fire situation has calmed nicely around Mendocino County. The roads are open, the evacuations have been called off, the fires are contained or out. On the Coast, we hadn’t seen the sun for a week or so, so I … Continue reading

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the lost coast: an overview

Note: This is a rough draft of content for my future Lost Coast website. I’ll do research and stuff later. California Highway 1 runs along the Pacific Coast from the border with Mexico northward. A few miles north of the … Continue reading

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lost coast site

A couple of years ago, on a camping trip to the Needle Rock area, I was ruminating on my various trips to the Lost Coast region. I realized that it was the twentieth anniversary of my first trip to the … Continue reading

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fourth of july on the lost coast

California’s Lost Coast is a fifty-or-so mile stretch of the northern Mendocino and southern Humboldt coast which has no highway near it. It’s a remote and rugged region, and one of my favorite places for hiking, photography, and exploration. While … Continue reading

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adventures in yolla bolly land

I just got back to civilization after a brief camping trip to the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Widerness and its neighborhood. We were camping with a pop-up tent trailer, a whole new style of camping to me. Hardly anyone drags … Continue reading

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be afraid. be very afraid

This sign has been at many of the state park trailheads in the area for a couple of years: Oooh,scary! Pay no attention to the triviality that there have been precisely no documented cougar/mountain lion attacks on people in Mendocino … Continue reading

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montgomery woods

My girlfriend and I have gone for a couple of little trips to Montgomery Woods in recent weeks. Montgomery Woods is a State Preserve on a remote county road between Ukiah and Comptche. It has Mendocino County’s finest stand of … Continue reading

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kayaking on big river video

Last weekend, my girlfriend and I took advantage of a warm, calm evening for a little paddle on Big River. Big River’s mouth is right at the village of Mendocino here on the N California Coast. I took along my … Continue reading

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