Camp Food

When my sisters and i were in our early teens, we lived near the Montclair Plaza, here in So Cal. We had Korean neighbors that new how to throw a party. Its all about the food. I have no idea what they were celebrating, and it didn’t matter. At their events, there was a constant [...]

Jackass Peak

It sleeted on and off, sometimes pretty heavily during the adventure, but I was never miserable. Many others were though, and verbal about it. If I can digress here for a moment, this is the one complaint I have about most outings I’ve been on with other people: the conversation. If I am near the [...]

The Meadow

The next morning, as usual, I got up when the sun did and no one else was up. Condensation had crystallized on the rainfly window, so I couldn’t see outside. I twiddled my thumbs and played “what is that noise” until I heard others shuffling around. It was cold. I put on thermal undies and [...]

The Night hike

We left Friday afternoon from the RCC parking lot, and headed up the 15 in rush hour traffic. We made a stop for gas on the 395 somewhere, and stopped at Carl’s for dinner in Ridgecrest. After dark, we left the 395 at nine mile canyon road, and drove about 20 miles on this twisty [...]

The Hat

I took Friday off for a 4 day weekend, (Monday as a recovery day) and packed everything that morning before going to REI to pick up my rental stuff. I’m glad I tried to pack first because I found out my 60L pack was too small. It felt like trying to us a coat closet [...]

Camping on the Hooker, grabbing rocks on the Jackass.

As most of my family and readers from myspace know, I went on a backpacking trip in the southern sierra wilderness. I am now officially in the books as a mountain climber with a sierra peak under my belt. I wrote the name in myself, in a rusty can under a rock that sits on [...]

Another project

Welcome to my new blog site, thanks to my wife Sarah. Now more people can waste their time reading elaborate exaggerations intended to make life feel more exciting than it really is. Especially when your a mechanic in a one horse shop, living in a 40 year old double-wide driving a 30 year old truck. [...]