Adventure: Death Valley Redux

Where I am most of the time. So the new project is coming along nicely. Will anyone see this new project? Don’t know yet. Yesterday, someone asked me a question about photography, and a friend of mine was with me. … Read More

Adventure: Running at 49 1/2

Yesterday I did a four mile run. Midway through, while suffering and wondering how to keep the pain at bay, I realized I might have stumbled on something genius. My father retired in his forties then promptly spent the next … Read More

Adventure: Death Valley

Back from three days in Death Valley. 5000 square miles of harsh awesome. The tide is about to shift as summer approaches, a time when this place truly broils. Leaving at 5AM and in position by 9AM. Perched on a … Read More

Adventure: Salomon SpeedCross 3

I’ve posted this route many times before, but this was the first time I ran the entire first half, 3.5 miles of steep ups and downs. Now, I actually COULD have run the entire thing, but the return trip is … Read More

Adventure: Anza Borrego

The Tacoma in the middle for scale. We finally got out. The original plan was a three-truck caravan into the backcountry, but the first two trucks had to pull out. I’m not entirely equipped for backcountry solo excursions, in the … Read More

Adventure: California Training

I had a good weekend, a fun weekend. But I’m tired. I’m not twenty. In eight months I’ll be fifty. But right before the hike you see below, I stopped to talk to a guy who had an Outside Van … Read More

Adventure: Fishing, but why?

Deep in the heart of TEXAS….. Because I wanna catch fish? The outdoors is one of those things I find intensely amusing. Some people are very attached to being outdoors while others feel discomfort even leaving the pavement(I once had … Read More

Adventure: California Training

As you will see, I’m establishing a pattern, but before I comment further I’d just like to say that none of this really matters. At all. Exercise, for those who love it, is an integral part of…..something, but what that … Read More

Adventure: California Training

My feet hurt. For some unknown reason I felt like running yesterday, so I did. And now I realize how old and brittle I really am. I didn’t just run any little old trail. No, I decided to run a … Read More

Adventure: California Training

Apparently you are not supposed to mix creatine and beet powder. But I did. And then I promptly rode the thirty miles you see here. So far I’m still alive but the day is young. This may or may not … Read More

Adventure: Night Patrol

I love hiking at night. This is less than a mile from my house, but once you leave the pavement you get to know the night. Even though I’m in the middle of the OC I’m surrounded by creatures. Did … Read More

Adventure: California Training

So two days ago I did a ride at 6AM and the temperature was 44 degrees. Not that bad. But on the back side of the Back Bay it was 34 degrees. And I don’t have gloves. So by mile … Read More

Adventure: Texas Flyfishing

Yep, got a shot at my favorite Central Texas fish house. I’ve been here many, many times and always have fun. This day I got to take my wife, mother and sister. Knowing this I was prepared for nearly anything. … Read More

Adventure: More Big Bend

Physically I’m back from West Texas but mentally I’m still dusty. I’m actually IN Texas again, but this time on the opposite side. Houston to be precise, a city that has REALLY shocked me in a good way. I’ve had … Read More

Adventure: Texas Training

Yesterday I drove 1200 miles straight. Twenty-one-hours. Not recommended. But traffic returning to SoCal on a holiday weekend is biblical in proportion, and I have work to do, so it was required. Got out last week. Seems like a year … Read More

Adventure: Tacoma TRD Off Road

As many of you know, I had a six-month saga with Subaru that did not end well. Oddly enough there are things about the Subie I miss, but the truth is that baby is long gone. Bought back by Subaru … Read More

Adventure: California Training

I’ve got a date with a few Texas/Mexico peaks, so putting in some time here locally to get myself a bit more prepared. Exercise is an important part of my life. It wasn’t always. I look back at the twenty … Read More

Adventure: No Name Ridge x 2

This is a 7.4 mile out and back, or down and back, or up and down and back. We only did a portion but what we were greeted with was MAYBE the best SoCal sky I’ve seen. We’ve had four … Read More