Month: June 2015

This Whole Mountain is a Crime Scene; a Flash Back to the Dorner days

Once upon a time my little home town was put on the map by the national news and it was not for a good thing. In 2013 we had a crazy and cold blooded cop killer on the loose in Southern California. In the few weeks that Chris Dorner was on the run he eventually …

The Mt Whitney Trail; 14,505 Feet of Beauty and Extreme Indurance

14,505 feet. I never imagined that I would ever stand atop a mountain top that high. I never in my life could imagine how spectacular the views of Sequoia National Park could be from that elevation. I never knew how physically tough ninety nine switchbacks could be as my legs powered through them. I never …

Cilantro Cesar Salad with Avocado and Corn (Even Better than Café Rio or El Torrito!)

If there was lesson to be learned from today’s adventure in the forest it was always get a wilderness pass even if you’re taking a familiar trail and you think that you know the wilderness well. This morning’s plan with the pups was to do a simple loop of Lost Creek Trail. It should have …

That One time I insulted a Guy’s Ewok

Our vacation began with me almost getting in a fight over an ewok in the lobby. I seriously did not mean to insult Chewbacca’s service dog when we were trying, in a very long process, to check into the Best Western Hotel in Los Alamitos. Seriously; I have been to Vegas more times than I …