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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…

Looking Backwards 2017: Technology Hiker Outdoor Adventures
Looking Backwards 2017: Technology Hiker Outdoor Adventures

Looking Backwards 2017: Technology Hiker Outdoor Adventures

2017 was another outstanding year for exploring the outdoors.  Thank you to my family and friends who have supported me.  Highlights include: Family Adventures Most of my 2017 adventures involved family.  My three year old backpacked for the first time…

Cub Scout Car Camping – Logistics & Gear List
Cub Scout Car Camping – Logistics & Gear List

Cub Scout Car Camping – Logistics & Gear List

My outdoor adventure planning has evolved from solo backpacking, thru-hiking, mountaineering, family camping & backpacking, and now to Cub Scout Pack planning.  I am a Den Leader for my first grade son’s den, and I’m helping organize ~20 families and…

Weekend Recharge: Mori Point Flowers, Whales, & Fog Trailrun
Weekend Recharge: Mori Point Flowers, Whales, & Fog Trailrun

Weekend Recharge: Mori Point Flowers, Whales, & Fog Trailrun

Feeding humpback whales, blooming flowers, and expansive vistas make Mori Point an excellent destination.  After a busy week at work, I usually recharge with a trailrun to clear my mind.  Mori Point, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in Pacifica…

Big Basin State Park Packrafting on Waddell Creek
Big Basin State Park Packrafting on Waddell Creek

Big Basin State Park Packrafting on Waddell Creek

Not all adventures turn out as planned.  I recently hiked and packrafted Waddell Creek in Big Basin State Park.  Big Basin is California’s oldest State Park.  The 30+ mile Skyline to the Sea trail bisects Big Basin as it descends…