Rock Creek July 20-23, 2017

Rock Creek July 20-23, 2017
Took a quick trip up to Rock Creek for some car camping and day hiking.  Lots of water and snow and flowers. The pictures will tell the story!                         Once I left the main trail I had both of these lakes to myself.   ...

Cedar Creek and Fishbowls: May 19-21 2017

Cedar Creek and Fishbowls: May 19-21 2017
Friday May 19, 2017 Two friends and I shouldered our packs and headed for the Cedar Creek Fishbowls loop behind Ojai for a perfect weekend backpack trip. Judy and Diane are headed for their first Sierra backpack this summer….one of them hasn’t been backpacking in years and years and the other one never has. I ...

Spring in Yosemite May 4-7 2017

Spring in Yosemite May 4-7 2017
My compadres Rich and Nancy and I spent three full days in Yosemite hiking, investigating and viewing the waterfalls. After several years of drought the Sierra had a wet and snowy winter resulting in thunderous and pounding, flooding and spraying water. Awesomeness and magnificent. Majestic and stunning. This post is word thin and picture heavy. ...

Pine Mountain Lodge April 14-17 2017

Pine Mountain Lodge April 14-17 2017
A second window of opportunity presented itself and Rich, Nancy and I headed out into the local backcountry for the weekend. The three of us like solitude and we are always up for a challenge. So hiking UP 3,000 feet to Pine Mountain Lodge seemed like an excellent idea. When we arrived at the trailhead at ...

East Fork Lion Camp Dash: March 10-11 2017 2

East Fork Lion Camp Dash: March 10-11 2017
A window of opportunity presented itself on Friday and I happily climbed through traipsing down to the Sespe to see first hand the effects of the big rain this winter. My traipsing did not disappoint! All the creeks that had been bone dry when  I came here in November were now flowing vigorously. In fact, there ...