Of course I can't mention California state parks without a political side.....Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed massive state park closures as part of his proposed budget, in an effort to "save" hundreds of millions of dollars. AND he has rejected state Democrats' proposal to add $15.00 to the state park fees for visitors.News … Continue reading 50 years of life – part 2 addendum
Next week Tom is taking me to one of my favorite places on earth to celebrate my 50 years of living - Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on the Lost Coast in Northern California. The Lost Coast is so named due to the lack of major road and highway access to the area. Embedded in the … Continue reading 50 years of life – part 2
I read with skepticism today about a new worldwide initiative to select 7 "new" wonders of the world.The "New7Wonders Foundation", which is the body behind the New7Wonders campaign, has the express aim of documenting, maintaining, restoring and reconstructing world heritage under the motto: "OUR HERITAGE IS OUR FUTURE." After perusing the website, I finally found … Continue reading “New” 7 Wonders of the World?
Yesterday we took a very short hike into Big Cottonwood Canyon on Guardsman's Pass. More photos here.
I love summer because I get to do so many cool things. Like hiking, backpacking and traveling. I'll be sharing links to my adventures here. So many activists get burned out because they spend all their time doing activist stuff. The passion remains but the energy to continue the activism wanes sometimes. So it's good … Continue reading Yesterday’s Hike
It was great to leave the valley and take our first backpacking trip of the season. I was in way better shape than I thought, carrying a pack weighing about 30-35 pounds and hiking the first day about 2-3 miles, virtually all uphill, without having to stop much. It was a beautiful couple of days. … Continue reading Respite