Photography – Zion and Bryce National Parks

I took this trip at the end of March, 2011. I experienced snow, rain, and sunny, 70 degree weather in the space of four days. This was also the first time I used my camera, which has proved to be the second best investment I have ever made - after my Honda Civic, which has …

Point Mugu State Park, Pt. 2 – Old Boney Trail

Satwiwa Loop Trail - Danielson Fire Road - Old Boney Trail - Blue Canyon Trail - Sycamore Canyon Trail - Upper Sycamore Canyon TrailDistance: 11.7 MilesElevation gain: 2,000'Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: 4 hours, 37 minutesCritters: an injured coyote, a healthy coyote, feral parrots, squirrels, rabbits, quailHow to Get There: Take 101 north (or south, depending on …

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 …