Pacific Crest Trail via Desert View

I've fallen a bit behind on writing thanks to a rather nasty bout with the flu. Now that I can string two sentences together, I want to share the singular observation I gleaned from a recent sunrise hike from the Desert View Picnic Area in the Laguna Mountains. For the hike itself, I hopped onto …

Cuyamaca Peak Sunset

On Saturday, 6/16, I joined the San Diego Hikers on a sunset hike to the summit of Cuyamaca Peak. Having seen sunsets from there before, I knew that there's really no better place in San Diego County to watch a sunset. And on this night, the sunset did not disappoint. A thick stratus of marine …

On Turning 40

Last week, I permanently deleted my Facebook account. I had been on the service for nearly 12 years, and over the last four years I had become very active in administering hiking groups, following the news of the day, and getting into a lot of pointless arguments with people I don't know personally. At one …

Ontario Peak

One of the newly dominant themes in my life has been a quest to find more age-appropriate human interactions. Most of my interactions with other humans over the past year have occurred in the company of a toddler. As good as he is at using sign language to indicate that I'm pooping when I go …

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