Things I love

I thought I'd take a moment and list the things I love.  This isn't everything but a good smattering of things that make me smile, laugh or just feel good when I see them.   This little guy is a Pika and their friggin' adorable.  I'm…

Black Ice 1, Scatman 0

The Match up: (From Wikipedia) Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on a surface. Because it represents only a thin accumulation, black ice is highly transparent and thus difficult to see as compared…

Camera Tips

Tech Tips for your camera. If you've ever done a lot of hiking like me you know all too well it can take a toll on your camera.  After my Pacific Crest Trail hike you could barely read any of the symbols on my camera.  We won't even go into…

Black Diamond Trail Review

January 07, 2012 Location: : Black Diamond/Lake Sawyer/Maple Ridge (known as Henry's Ridge) Getting there: From I-405 take SR-169 south towards Black Diamond. Pass through Four Corners shopping-Safeway on the left and continue to the town…

Fat Bike Snow Ride #1

Last night I went for my first ever fat bike ride on snow with my Surly Pugsley.  About 10 minutes into the car ride I blurted out, SHIT! and my friend driving stabbed at the breaks not knowing what I was yelling shit about.  I had just realized…

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping offers it's own set of challenges.  The following is a summary of things to consider when venturing out into the wilds during the winter season. One of the first things to consider is travel is slower so distances covered are…