Category: California

  • To Colorado & Home Again

    To Colorado & Home Again

    For Kira, we headed out to CO for the week. Enjoying some adventures along the way, backpacking and climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park, then turning around and heading home, with a few more adventures.  What a nice trip. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”47″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”120″ thumbnail_height=”90″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”Start Slideshow”…

  • 2016 Fishing Teaser

  • Snow Camping

    Snow Camping
  • Pinnacles National Monument

    Sunday we set out to hike 14 miles with a 20 lb pack in Pinnacles National Monument, California, USA. We ended up in a bit ‘deeper’ than anticipated. Here are the technical logs. Photos and writeup to come. Download 2012-02-19 Elevation Map (PDF) Off trail elevation & distance estimate (Above) Our total route (Below) &…

  • Smith Peak, Yosemite N.P.

    Smith Peak, Yosemite N.P.

    Hiked the southern side of Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite National Park, from Mather Station along the Smith Meadow to Smith Peak and back. Vistas, Views, Environment Weather: clear and beautiful Trail Conditions: over grown Trail Traffic: very low Water: moderate Animal Count: low Record Keeping: 2011-07-11 Yosemite, Smith Peak Route – kind of funked up. :(…

  • Berkeley Mushroom Hunt (Our Introduction to Mycology)

    Today we explored the science of mycology – or fungi. Photos from the walk Our very first Berkeley mushroom hunt has led to a few things: A high amount of contact with poison oak with our feet, Several instances of collateral damage to the local Banana Slug population, An overwhelming ‘earthy’ smell throughout our house, The purchase…

  • Bees!

    Check our photo album for first days. Our New BEES! This one’s named Kira… and so is this one… We’ve acquired the beginnings of our beekeeping adventure, including the adoption of a small, yet ‘strong’ colony. Here’s the story & what we’ve got: 2 deeps, 2 supers, inner-cover, telescoping top, screened bottom, ‘waste-tray’, stand, strap, 20…

  • Riding Bikes Past Wineries

    November held out for us and produced a wonderful fall day for which we went bicycle riding through and about the peace of Healdsburg’s wine fields. A Map Photos & More

  • Halloween Hiking

    A beautiful fall day on the California coast. A Map: Photos & More

  • The Basement Build – Episode X

    In Episode X – “How Much More?” we undertake the lofty construction of our ladder, the hanging and installation of our door, and Kira and Mom tackle the finishing touches on the sink.  We also enjoy the pop-inspection by construction, horticulture, and chess expert Mr. David.  A true wizard of modernity.  Enjoy as we scramble about breaking…