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Happy Holiday Skiing!

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I’m sitting in my easy chair by the fire, thinking about how cold and beautiful it was up at Eaglecrest today. The cross country ski trail was nicely set, with all 5.8 km twisting and turning...

Turning 60

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“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory” - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India

This week I will be 60 years old. I’ve been thinking about this birthday for a while, as is the trend...

It's Going To Be A Great Winter

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It’s going to be a great winter.

A Fall Classic - Spaulding Meadows to Montana Creek

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Scott and I had just returned from our annual fall vacation a few days early (see my previous blog for that story). So we found ourselves with a free weekend and the tail end of a rare October...

Backcountry Bahamas

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Every October for the past 14 years, Scott and I travel to a quiet island in the southern Bahamas for a little sun and relaxation. Scott is an avid fly fisherman, I am a certified scuba diver, and...

A Special Anniversary Hike

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There is a special place up on an alpine ridge above Granite Creek basin. When I sit there, I feel as if I am at the center of the world. I can look around and see two of my favorite ridge hikes...

Starting from scratch

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher

Six years and two months ago, I was out for a sunny afternoon bike ride when a car suddenly...

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

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It all started innocently enough. The weather forecast was perfect and Scott and I had the day off together, so we decided to go for a hike up Blackerby Ridge. If we started early enough, we could...

Back to Bullard After 38 Years

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Back in the early 1970’s, a girlfriend and I decided to try and climb Mt. Bullard, which is the first big mountain to the right side of the glacier as you are looking from the Mendenhall Glacier...

Hiking mountains in the fog - what's the point?

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After a little over three hours of steady hiking we were just below the summit of Mt. McGinnis, but the only way we knew that was from the elevation reading on my GPS watch. The fog was so thick...


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