Rainy Day

November 30, 2012

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Lifting Clouds: 2:30pm November 30, 2012; as at least 9 solid hours of rain finally ends

It’s been awhile … a long while … since we’ve had as many hours of continuous rain as we had today. It’s early in the season, though, with the streams low and the watersheds still pretty dry, so it hasn’t created as much havoc as it might during wetter times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Veteran’s Day at Mt. Carmel & Pine Creek

November 13, 2012

Bottcher’s Gap Read the rest of this entry »


Now It Can Be Told: Incredible Discoveries Shatter Conventional Wisdom on California Prehistory

November 7, 2012

The famously graceful hand designs in the Tassajara rock shelters? “Inelegant” compared to exciting and possibly vastly more ancient discoveries nearby! Read the rest of this entry »


Story Time: First Trip to The Window

November 3, 2012

As viewed from the Coast Ridge: The South Face of the Double Cone, with Kandlbinder Peak (AKA Pk. 4653) on the left, and a bit of The Window visible as a notch to the right of Kandlbinder

It was fall, 1974. I’d just turned 15 and, while I’d seen a lot of the Santa Lucia backcountry, I’d never been to The Window. Read the rest of this entry »