Category: GPS/Google Earth

  • 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. :( […]

  • 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

  • Young Lakes, Yosemite, CA

    Our weekend in North East Yosemite was clear and warm – and up hill.  We did a quick in and out from the Soda Springs trail head on the East side of Toulome Meadows, pushed ourselves 6.89 miles to the Young Lakes some 2000 feet above The Meadow and tucked beneath the prominent Ragged Peak. […]

  • Carson Iceberg Wilderness

    Hiking this weekend with Kira and two friends, Neal and Emily, through the Sierras’ Carson Iceberg Wilderness. Departing Berkeley at about 9 PM we drove up highway 4, past the Big Trees, to Ebbitts Pass where we found the trailhead about a half a mile East by 2 AM Saturday morning.  We parked, picked up […]

  • Nappa-Calistoga Ride

    The Nappa to Calistoga ride route as noted by my Garmin GPS: Note the location of our turn around is at a delicious restaurant in Calistoga called Sarafornia.  It’s on the main drag and hard to miss.  They’ll serve you a great deal of water for filling your bottles to get back on the road along with […]

  • Hiking Illilouette Creek, Yosemite, CA

    Another enjoyable summer hike. This time, up the Illilouette creek in Yosemite National Park with Tripp, Karen, and Kira. Weather was good, and warmer than I packed for.  Crowds were equally better than I’d expected.  And most enjoyably, the water level was wonderfully high making for fun river crossings and some recreational fishing.  I suppose my […]

  • Free GPS Maps

    Found a FREE GPS Map site – good for getting topos of any state in the US – perhaps the world?  didn’t look.  Also has roads, state and national parks, etc.  Cool, user supported site.  Hope it grows. Visit Today!

  • Bloody Rock, Mendocino National Forest

    For Kira’s Birthday this past weekend we set off on a hike that would, we hoped, begin to off set our highly skewed wilderness record. (see Mongollon).  Our hike this time around was just about six months the opposite the timing of our last adventure, so we felt odds were in our favor.  However, we […]

  • Yosemite Day Trip

    With a supposed 55 degree high we packed our long john’s and mittens and drove out to Yosemite yesterday. However, at the time of our arrival at 9:30 AM, the temperature was 65. We had been duped into picking the perfect sunny day to enjoy the summer opener. More Photos: The crowds were thick, but […]