Tag Archives: hiking

I can pee in there

Digging through old photos…

Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in the UK with a summit of 4,413′.

Everybody pees in the observatory ruins.


And to think I didn’t used to be outdoorsy.

Where can I fit at Yosemite?

Would you believe we were the only people in the Bay Area to have the great idea to drive to Yosemite National Park over the three-day Independence Day week-end? BWAH HA HA. The traffic passed from bad to worse to kind of amazing. We skipped the valley, opting instead for the north area of the park. We completed a hike to our highest elevation yet – 9926 at the top of Cloud’s Rest.

Tenaya Lake

Starting point: Tenaya Lake

On the way up

On the way up

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Almost there

Clouds Rest

Clouds Rest

Half Dome from above

Half Dome from above

Many hours later, back at the Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast

Back at the B&B

A little door!

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I Can Fit In Castle Rock

It was a dark damp day, rain dripping through the redwood canopy, the top of towering Castle Rock disappearing into the fog.

Castle Rock 1

Castle Rock 2

Okay, so technically I climbed into a boulder near Castle Rock.

Castle Rock 3

Castle Rock 4

The Saratoga Gap Trail in Castle Rock State Park is my new favorite hike. (Of course I am partial to anything with my name in it.)  I look forward to returning when it’s a bit warmer.

Castle Rock 5

Remember, when frolicking in the wilderness, be careful where you lunch.

I can fit in a tree stump.

I can fit in there… easily

Just found this pic from California in 2003.