On Sequoias

As if I haven't made this abundantly clear to anybody who knows me or to anybody who has read up on this site, I absolutely love trees. I love the common local trees, such as oak, sycamore, and willows, in all of their varieties. I love the less common local trees like water-loving alders, black …

My Top Ten Hikes

Many components can compriseĀ a great hike: degree of difficulty, sense of accomplishment, scenery, one's companions, andĀ variables such as weather conditions, wildlife, or uniquely memorable incidences, all of which can transform a routine or average hike into something spectacular. Just about every hike contains a degree of any one of these elements, although some hikes will …