Wired in the Wilderness

August 22, 2010

GPS can help pinpoint your location on a map (saving you the trouble of actually observing, and paying some attention to, the surrounding terrain), but in the Ventana Wilderness that isn’t necessarily useful in getting you to where you want to go. Read the rest of this entry »

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Agaricus augustus Time

August 13, 2010

Delicious Agaricus augustus bursting from the fog-drenched ground Read the rest of this entry »


Fire on Old Coast Road

August 3, 2010

A small fire is burning in the Little Sur watershed this afternoon. Reports place it along the east side of Serra Grade on the Old Coast Rd. Serra Grade is the steep climb to the north from the Little Sur River. The fire is supposed to be backing down toward the river and may have burned about 20 acres so far. It may also have affected some power poles, as power is out in places and phone service  is currently spotty along the northern Big Sur coast. Read the rest of this entry »