The Hiker’s Handbook

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs that will break down many of the in's and out's of hiking skills. This series will function in the spirit of the adage, "teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime," and it's my hope that I what I share over the course …

Lions and Creepers and Bears! (OH MY!)

Last week, 60-year old Sheryl Powell vanished from Grandview Campground after a reported confrontation with a knife-wielding male who intended to sexually assault here. Search and rescue operations found Powell after four days, during which time she survived by drinking spring water.  Only a few weeks prior, a man was shot after entering a couples’ …

The Carrizo Gorge

This past Saturday, I explored an area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park that I had long wanted to explore, but never had the time to do so. I initially planned to include a route up the Carrizo Gorge in the 5th edition of Afoot and Afield San Diego County, but after one false start where we …