Category Archives: Walking/Hiking

Down to the old bridge and back.

Monika and I had wanted to walk down to the old bridge over Melones ever since it started emerging a couple of weeks ago.  Last Saturday (the 4th) we did,  however talking a 14 year old into going with us, … Continue reading

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I am not Bear Grylls

Nor do I play him on TV.  That, however, does not stop me from wanting a “Survival Knife”* So a little time, a few common household items (common in my house at least) and a blade blank from Texas Knife … Continue reading

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Sunday.

Well I got started on melting the stick on Wheel Weights, but I ran out of daylight so I’ll try and finish them tomorrow. In other news, Monika and I took the Mountain Bikes out to New Melones Reservoir and … Continue reading

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The “Wee Bitch” goes for a run.

After hunting and gathering for this weeks supplies at Wal-Mart and Save Mart this morning, Monika and I loaded the Mountain Bikes in the back of the Pickup and loaded the two of us as well as Cinnamon in the … Continue reading

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New Melones canoe trip & hike

  No rain today though the clouds were threatening to.  In spite of that Monika and I decided to take a chance and take the canoe out on New Melones Reservoir and get Monika’s 5,000th GeoCache.We loaded the canoe on the … Continue reading

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Range dues and a hike.

The yearly $100 dues required to keep my membership active were due on the first of the year.  In fact I’m told that an invoice was sent out back in November.  Be that as it may I don’t recall seeing … Continue reading

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The last hike of the year.

About 10 or 11 million years ago, back while the Sierra Nevada Mountains were still a twinkle in Gaea’s eye, a volcano erupted as they are wont to do and sent lava coursing down what we might as well call … Continue reading

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Pass Run. October 2011

An attempted pass run at least. Last Saturday (October 22nd) Monika and I decided that the time had come for a quick trip through the high country.  Summer is over, the Aspen trees (and the Cottonwood’s) are changing colors.  All … Continue reading

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Reason #2,375 why I don’t go into the woods naked*.

Why not?  I’m a hairless ape that’s why.  My “Fighting Fangs”, if I may be allowed to quote Edgar Rice Burroughs, were lost countless millennia ago.  A “Sharp” helps but not enough.  I don’t want this to happen. A DISTRAUGHT … Continue reading

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Bad Knife Porn

Bad only because I had a crappy little digital camera to use.  This weekend I’ll try and get better photos and post them. But first a little Guy Clark When I got home from work today it was waiting for … Continue reading

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