One backpacking trip I tried to lug a full-sized, eight pound tripod up the mountain, along with my other gear… including my full frame DSLR. Last minute, I ditched the bad idea and went with a better one, although ultimately the cheapy mini tripod I used on that trip very well sucked at doing its … Continue reading Tabletop tripods for the Mountaintop
“Hey, want to follow along in a car behind the AMGEN Tour of California peloton tomorrow?” My friend, Brandon texts me. “What time?!” Of course, I’m going to say yes. The next day I find myself in a VIP Experience car sailing along the riders themselves. Those being the racers in the AMGEN Tour of California, … Continue reading VIP Peloton Ride with AMGEN Tour of California? Sure!
For being relatively isolated, the Wragg Fire caused a lot of disruption, if not at least for the packs of hikers that visit Putah Creek Wildlife Area each weekend. Sparked in July of 2015, the fire caused several hundred homes to evacuate, closed the nearby highway and this nature area for nearly a year. One … Continue reading Putah Creek Wildlife Area, after the fire
Lead photo: Lux Noctis, one of Wu’s most recent projects. Reuben Wu is a master in his own right. Musician, producer, and photographer, his images depict our planet in an ‘off-world’ sort of light. Reminiscent of fantastical stories, his epic landscapes harken both yore and future, with minimal setting and a somehow vibrant/faded aesthetic. He … Continue reading Q&A with photographer Reuben Wu
CloudLine rocks your wool sock collection in the best way possible. The kind folks at CloudLine Apparel recently sent me a few pairs of socks to try out, which was handy because I’m always on the hunt for the perfect pair. I still haven’t found them but from what I have noticed so far, these … Continue reading CloudLine Socks Review
A short, open letter to Patagonia to clear up some confusing shorts. — Lead photo: Wavefarer Stretch Walk short (left) and Quandary ten inch short (right). Dear Patagonia, Your shorts put me in a quandary. More specifically, your Wavefarer Stretch Walk Shorts, and, of course, your ten inch Quandary Shorts (you probably saw that one … Continue reading Patagonia shorts put me in a quandary