Long Summer

With the last rainy season fizzling out in January, it seems like it’s been summer for about eight months now. Plenty of time to paddle, pedal, and roam around in the hills — which is why we haven’t been posting here much. Don’t worry, though. We promise to turn our jaundiced eye back to water and development issues again someday soon. Maybe when the rains begin to fall.

In the meantime, here’re a few clues as to what we’ve been up to …


Trail near the summit of Cone Peak. Coast partially obscured by smoke from an escaped controlled burn on Ft. Hunter Liggett.


Wagon Cave, near The Indians


Outrigger canoe race at the Monterey Beach


The not-so-seco Arroyo Seco


The very, very seco Nacimiento. Kind of sobering to consider that nearly $5 billion worth of agricultural production depends, in large part, on this stream.


Cycling the mean streets of Ft. Ord.


Ventana Wilderness Alliance Gathering


Blues in the Park, Seaside


Jazz on the Street, Monterey


Bedrock mortars


In the fog


Above the fog


Xasáuan Today editorial staff checking out the 2013 Pagani Huayra. We think it fits us pretty well, so if anyone has a spare million bucks and a spare planet with an atmosphere in need of some carbon …


Sunset at the Carmel Beach.

One Response to Long Summer

  1. gayle says:

    Lovely photos, and a nice trip around the bay area. Thank you.

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