Adventure: Tacoma Build

The Tacoma build is coming along nicely. Almost done actually. I know, I know, I’m never done, but I’m closer than you think. I’m not a total truck nut. Well, I am but it’s all about USING the truck that … Read More

Adventure: The Empire Strikes Back

The Inland Empire. Endless rivers of moist concrete. Lost bits of human ephemera. Traces where transient man used to be. Walking here is strike one. Motorists isolated in their metal coffins, clutching phones in sweaty hands, just try to make … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Up early. Up north. Fires rage to the south, east and more north. Huge smoke plume through the bug streaked windshield but the white mushroom is moving in the other direction, for now. We are dry here, so dry that … Read More

Adventure: My Anniversary

So I almost missed it. Truth be told. I almost forgot. That would have been bad, but survivable. You see, twenty-two years ago I met the only woman for me. The only one. There were others before this one, all … Read More

Adventure: Altas Packs, Athlete Next Gen

The latest generation of the Atlas Athlete on the left and the prior generation on the right. The new bag is a large and the older version is a medium, hence the difference in height. This post straddles the “Creative” … Read More

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: 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