February 26, 2021 Update Uncategorized


I apologize for going dark for so long. I have slowly begun reengaging in activities I once took for granted — driving, reading, hiking, talking to people, even skiing with my kids a bit. Other things, like cooking dinners, or sleeping, or writing here, remain very challenging. Thank you to those of you who reached (more...)...

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July 30, 2017 Mammoth in July Uncategorized

Mammoth in July

Fourth of July weekend gave us an inspiring fireworks show off the top of Mammoth Mountain, with the sunset and the Minarettes (more...)...

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August 28, 2005 Langley - Cottonwood Lakes Loop Uncategorized

Langley – Cottonwood Lakes Loop

Looking for a spectacular high-altitude day hike in the Southern Sierra? Mount Langley via Horseshoe Meadows is an excellent choice (more...)...

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