A training hike for our coming Mammoth Lakes visit was badly overdue, as I haven't done any "serious" hiking since my knee injury last year in November in the desert. I haven't had my ACL rupture fixed because the surgery is kind of scary (to me!) and the recovery time is pretty darn long (6-8 … Continue reading Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail
I did the "Kleine Reib'm" hike in September 2010. This is a very popular loop hike in Bavaria's Nationalpark Berchtesgaden. It's two primary destinations are the peak of Schneibstein, probably one of the easiest mountains that is over 2000m* high, and Seeleinsee (which literally translates to "Little-Lake lake", how silly is that?). Variations exist as … Continue reading Hoher Göll & Lens Transmission
The photographic pitfall of wanting to show all the images that we like, and add context around them.
A few impressions from my first hike to Cuyamaca Peak, via the old Fire Road from the Paso Picacho campground. The road is still mostly pavement (although crumbling and deteriorating in some spots), the elevation change is ~1600 feet/500m - which is about the only challenge on this hike. Cuyamaca Peak is just not the … Continue reading Cuyamaca Peak
Garnet Peak is #59 on the Sierra Club's list of 100 peaks in San Diego County. The hike is rather short, and the only challenge is the sheer drop down into the desert on its eastern side, if you're easily feeling vertigo. It is probably one of the most impressive drops in the Laguna Mountains … Continue reading Garnet Peak