Monday, September 5, 2016

2016 Desolation Wilderness Hiking Trip

I just published the web page detailing my trip:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

John Muir Trail hike postponed (gulp!)

I just posted my August 2, 2015 trip report.  The hike in Desolation Wilderness (Phipps Pass) was a training hike for an upcoming John Muir Trail (JMT) hike.  I decided not to do the JMT this year.  You can read the details on what happened in the trip report.  Sigh.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Assistance League of Sacramento

I have been heavily involved in helping ALSAC rehab an old building.  Here is a little video.  I'm wearing the blue hat with the silly lite bulb taped on.

John Muir Trail

In mid August I will be on a 210 mile hike on the John Muir Trail.  I will be north bound starting at Cottonwood Pass.

I swear I'm not too crazy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It is amazing how 2014 is almost over.

I haven't posted in a while because I have been so busy.  I was going to finish my "July" hike in August, but life got in the way.  Our extended home remodel zapped my time and I needed to help my wife with one of her projects.

My wife is involved with the Assistance League (Sacramento Chapter) and they recently purchased a new building.  Homeless persons were getting on the roof and destroying sky lights, HVAC, and electrical systems.  I took on the job of installing barbed wire along a low roof line to keep the homeless off the roof.  Then my time was needed to help draft a contract to rehabilitate the building...

Barbed wire is an ugly business.  I kept thinking about the trail and how beautiful it was.  In retrospect I think I would have been happier staying on the trail and finishing what I had started in spite of the lightning. Hindsight really is 20/20 vision.

Eric installing barbed wire

I finally got around to joining the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA).  I did it with some hesitation.  I support the PCTA because they seem to be politically capable at this point in time of keeping mountain bikes off the PCT and are doing a wonderful job of promoting the trail.  I have deep concerns about unfettered use of horses and mules on the trail.  I think I'll create a separate page on this blog to expand on the politics of the PCT.

Assuming my health holds out another year, I plan on hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT) in the summer of 2015.  At this point in time I'm looking at starting the hike at Horse Shoe Meadows Trail head.  From there the PCT is a few miles west, then I can pickup the JMT to Whitney, then trek north to Yosemite (and beyond).

Friday, September 5, 2014

I'm on Twitter

I now have a Twitter account where you can view my live posts:

You do not need to login to Twitter to view my public messages.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hike Terminated.

Due to the dangerous electrical storms on the high passes, my inability to keep my gear and clothing adequately dry, I have decided to suspend my hike.  I'm working on my trail log with photos and videos and will post on this blog.

My thoughts and prayers are with the hikers that are continuing their hike in the high Sierra.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I'm going on a long hike.  I'm starting in the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite Wilderness, then I will hike north to Lake Tahoe.  See the map.  You can track me real-time using the Delorme link below.  I will post short comments during the trip.

The hike is about 130 miles long, includes an elevation gain of over 22,000 feet, and an elevation loss of about 23,000 feet.

The hike starts the morning of July 8, 2014.  One step at a time....

Monday, July 15, 2013


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I created this blog to share my photography, travel notes, and thoughts about the journeys.  A special thank you to my wife Suzanne for supporting this effort.  I love her so much!!