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Comfort in Uncomfortable Places: Arc’teryx Stanford Center Presentation
Comfort in Uncomfortable Places: Arc’teryx Stanford Center Presentation

Comfort in Uncomfortable Places: Arc’teryx Stanford Center Presentation

On February 27, 2020, I participated in an Arc’teryx Stanford Center store event focused on how individuals find comfort in uncomfortable places in the outdoors, at work, or at home. The store invited Daphne de Jong (climbed Everest 2019, to…

Elk, Coyotes, & Owls at Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore
Elk, Coyotes, & Owls at Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore

Elk, Coyotes, & Owls at Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore

Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore is the best place to watch land based wildlife in the Bay Area.  The Tule Elk Preserve protects 300+ elk.  Bring your telephoto lense and binoculars as the grasslands make it easier…

Ladybugs & Redwoods in Redwood Regional Park – World Class Family Hike
Ladybugs & Redwoods in Redwood Regional Park – World Class Family Hike

Ladybugs & Redwoods in Redwood Regional Park – World Class Family Hike

Thousands of ladybugs descend upon Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland Hills in winter.  The ladybugs spend their November to February in the warmest, moistest areas.  In late December along with a few other families, we hiked ~3 miles roundtrip…

Cycling & Hiking Big Sur along CA 1 without Cars
Cycling & Hiking Big Sur along CA 1 without Cars

Cycling & Hiking Big Sur along CA 1 without Cars

Visiting the Big Sur delivers a unique experience due to limited access.  Landslides, fires, and floods buffeted the region over the last 12 months.  CA 1 Northern auto access is closed to a bridge outage at Big Sur.  Southern access…

Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness
Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness

Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness

Why live a life that’s perceived as mad? This summer I stood at over 15,000 feet in a thunderstorm on a Mexican volcano. Twelve hours previously, I slept soundly in my Bay Area home at sea level. With thunder cascading…

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes
Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Climbing Ixta & the Mexican Volcanoes

Mexico City has the best high mountain access in North America.  Three volcanoes over 15,000’ lie within 50 miles of Mexico City: 1) Nevado de Toluca at 15,390 feet, 2)  Iztaccihuatl (Ixta) at 17,159’, and 3) Popocatepetl  (Popo) at 17,887 feet. Orizaba,…