Salinas Valley Drought Index

February 25, 2014

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Dry: 2/23/13

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Extra Dry: 2/22/14

Number of months since a month of average or above average rainfall: 13

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Long Summer

August 31, 2013

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 …

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


East of Eden

February 25, 2013

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Morning light Read the rest of this entry »


Time to Rebuild the Tandem?

January 31, 2013

All this sunny weather has got us thinking …

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Bass Lake Double Century Read the rest of this entry »


October Light

October 16, 2012

When the fogs of summer drift away …

Morning on the coast Read the rest of this entry »


EPA and FORA Threaten Ft. Ord Wildland Users with Collective Punishment

July 13, 2012

When Ft. Ord recreation is outlawed, only outlaws will recreate at Ft. Ord

Rather than cracking down on the Keep Fort Ord Wild (KFOW) activists they accuse of trespassing, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA), borrowing its political strategy from the jelly donut scene in Full Metal Jacket, is threatening to punish thousands of other Ft. Ord wildland users by “cutting off public access” to Ft. Ord “entirely.” Read the rest of this entry »


Cycling the Peachtree-Cholame Country

March 12, 2012

The long road across the Salinas Valley. The high ridges of the Southern Diablo Range beckon us on. Read the rest of this entry »