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

Auburn’s Hidden Falls

California is stuck in Summer. Temperatures in the 90’s and warm elsewhere, the Sacramento valley is seeing unusually warm weather for this time of year. We’re waiting for Fall. Which means my eagerness for Fall hiking is reaching pitch, and if it won’t come I’ll go to it. Hidden Falls Regional Park, in Auburn, CA, … Continue reading Auburn’s Hidden Falls