Dark corners of my mind – Solo Backpacking in Point Reyes

“How was your backpacking trip this weekend?” “I hated it.” No, seriously. I’m glad I did it, perfectly happy with the experience afterward, but a solo backpacking trip to Point Reyes revealed several interesting things to me – one of them being that I don’t like backpacking alone. I’m perfectly happy on the trail, but … Continue reading Dark corners of my mind – Solo Backpacking in Point Reyes

Lazy days in Carmel, CA

A cool-off was calling and Carmel answered. As Fourth of July loomed, I saw the forecast and got out of dodge just in time to enjoy brisk ocean breezes and temperatures. Not much of a post here, other than enjoying what Carmel-by-the-Sea had to offer; shops, restaurants, a quaint hotel, and easy access to HWY … Continue reading Lazy days in Carmel, CA

Late start, looney winds, and lost – Backpacking at Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

70 mile per hour winds have a tendency to change your plans. We’d planned it for months, three days in the backcountry, two friends from work, and we weren’t going to back down because of a squall, but, might as well be smart and enjoy it. Originally heading to the Ebbett’s Pass area, we instead … Continue reading Late start, looney winds, and lost – Backpacking at Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

Camp, cozy camp

What more is there to say this time around? Perhaps that I’m a little late to the game on the outdoor front this Summer. Perhaps that when my mind and body are tired, I reach for the outdoors. Perhaps the work of camping, the quench of nature, the sense of open air, the well-being of … Continue reading Camp, cozy camp