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 »

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Mining Ridge: Rainiest Spot in Central California

December 3, 2012

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Clearing storm: Summit of Cone Peak; just south of Mining Ridge

Storms generally weaken as they move south, dropping more rain north of the Golden Gate and in the Santa Cruz Mountains than in Monterey County. But Big Sur’s Coast Ridge is an exception. Rising directly from the ocean to over 5,000 feet at Cone Peak, the Coast Ridge forms a high wall, lifting clouds and wringing an incredible amount of moisture out of passing storms. Read the rest of this entry »


Boronda Trail in August

August 21, 2011

Leaving the Highway. View to the south. Read the rest of this entry »