It’s not that I hate the rain, in fact quite the opposite; I’d like to be out in it for longer. Anyone in California right now knows, we’ve had a lot of rain, in fact, maybe even records amount of it. What better time to grab some miles and test out durable water repellent! (You’re … Continue reading Granger’s DWR Wash & Repel Review
Mia’s birthday weekend snuck up and we needed a quick out-of-town. We bolted up to Mount Shasta for a stay at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel to see the sights and be downright lazy. Along the way we stopped at Hedge Creek Falls, which was positively roaring right now due to all the rains in California … Continue reading Quick trip to Hedge Creek Falls and Mt. Shasta
Potentially dangerous chemicals in DWR are being phased out, but does that mean your hardshell works as well? I recently noticed my jacket wasn’t beading water like it used to. An Arc’teryx Alpha FL, I’ve tried all types of washing and Gore-Tex specific detergents, as well as applying Durable Water Repellent as per the instructions. I … Continue reading Durable Water Repellent just ain’t what it used to be
I call it the proverbial ‘dead week’. The space between Christmas and New Year when everyone fights post-Yuletide depression while waiting for a new cycle to begin. And, rather than lay and wait while dreaming of new beginnings, I decided to return to Canada with Mia and see what Victoria, British Columbia had to offer. … Continue reading Exploring a wintry but cozy Victoria, British Columbia
I’ve been asked by several people and have given nearly the same response. How was your trip to Yosemite? Did you love it? Awkward pause… Not really, I’d respond in slight embarrassment, No, one of California’s most iconic landscapes didn’t inspire me all that much. In truth, it’s a hard answer to stomach. It’s a … Continue reading Gasp! I went to Yosemite and wasn’t blown away.
They say the best things in life are free, but in a sad oversight, that didn’t include National or State Parks… I say that because of the surprise every time I enter one of them. If not for the very entrance fee of stewardship and preserving beauty, it seems worth it at such small costs … Continue reading Mini road trip to Lassen Nat’l Park and Burney Falls
Offering subscriptions with an array of beans and flavor profiles, White Tale Coffee brings an interesting subscription service along the lines of Birch Box or Cairn, only in coffee form. Shoppers can pick from any variety of options to match their taste in coffee. From light roasts, favorite flavors, to grind settings, you get to … Continue reading White Tale Coffee Review