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Whitney Portal 2012

Whitney Portal 2012


Hello everyone! My Mom and nephew came to visit at the beginning of August, and I took them on a tour of the Sierra. My 15 year old nephew, David, had never been out this way…even after living two hours from it for a few years… He seemed pretty excited. Most of the first day … Continue reading

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset


Hello everyone! It’s been a busy few months at work and I have to admit, my motivation to get outside hasn’t been rising to the occasion as of late. But autopilot guy saved the day! Yesterday, I had a day off and knew I should do something outside, but as I stated above, the motivation … Continue reading

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012


May 20, 2012 we had an annular eclipse. That is where the moon passes in front of the sun, but is not big enough to eclipse  the whole sun, so the result is what they call a ring of fire. I was at work at the time, and didn’t have any special viewing filters with … Continue reading

Southwest Utah – Pt 1

Southwest Utah – Pt 1


Zion National Park Hello everyone and thanks for being here! I recently returned from a much needed vacation to southwest Utah…and let me tell you…I needed more time! The plan was to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. I wanted to leave on a Monday night and drive up, arriving Tuesday morning to get … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10


Eastern Sierra: Day 10 – The End …for now (or, Cheeseburgers) Day 10 brought the promise of: all downhill; a Quarter Pounder w cheese, McDee’s fries, cheeseburgers and a large Coke; no more using a shovel…and a shower! At the thought of this, the six year old immediately went to work on mountain-guy…and mountain-guy’s  only … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9


Eastern Sierra: Day 9 – Upper Pine Lake I woke up feeling like a six year old that has just been informed he has five minutes left to play on his favorite ride… Today was the last full day and night I would spend in the wilderness. There was some distance to cover today, with … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8


Eastern Sierra: Day 8 – Down I woke up, and Tomorrow-Guy was nowhere to be found. It was about 7:30 and I mixed some Tang and poked my head out of the tent, then climbed the rest of the way out. It was still cold, but there was no wind to speak of. The sun … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7


Eastern Sierra: Day 7 – Purple Mountains Majesty As a kid, and as an adult, I had often wondered what the phrase, Purple Mountains Majesty meant. I had found pictures of purple mountains on the net, and remember thinking to myself, okay…purple mountains… I could never get the majesty part from looking at the pictures. … Continue reading