Monthly Archives: April 2013

Yucca Plants, Cacti and Pine Trees

       This part of the mountain is very drastically different some times.       We are so close to Joshua Tree National Park and when I run in this alpine forest I see everything from Yuccas, to Joshua Trees, to cacti, to wild larkspur and juniper trees.     Today I ran a brand new trail that was …

Vintage Tattoo

    It has been fourteen years since my first tattoo experience, a single band of horses galloping majestically around my right bicep. Except the guy who inked my tattoo in in the year 1999 apparently had no idea what a horse looked like. He drew on my right bicep what could only be described as …

Unbelievable Fall into Stinging Nettle

    I hike and run in our national forest which sits just outside my door all the time.    You would think I would be aware of the painful make you itch, sting and your skin ooze disgustingly for days plants.    Yet every spring and summer I find myself drawn to poison oak and Stinging Nettle …

T is for…Teeth-A-Rexia

   I’m really not paranoid about a lot of things in my life. I’d rather live life and be happy and not be stressed out about the random things that don’t really matter in the long run.   I do stress out about the color of my teeth.   I might have a mild case of tooth-a-rexia.   …

S is for… San Gorgonio

   He who has not descended Old Grey Back is like a savage who listens to the tuning up of an orchestra and goes off pleased- thinking he has heard the concert – Theodore S Van Dyke 1875   In the beginning of May I’m planning to climb San Gorgonio with some friends.   The peak is …