Sep 222010
 
The Great Sierra Circuit Part III: Shooting it up (with camera) in the Alabama Hills

This is part three of my description of the ultimate Sierra road trip, which originated in Los Angeles, visited the giant Sequoias, traversed the breadth of Yosemite National Park, and ended with a tour of the east side of the Sierra Mountains.  (See my posts covering Day 1 and Day 2 of the road trip.) Day […]

Sep 092010
 
The Great Sierra Circuit Part II: Yosemite Valley to Mono Lake

First Glimpse In my previous post, I described the itinerary for day 1 of the Great Sierra Circuit.  In a nutshell, we grabbed snacks for the road from our local Los Angeles farmer’s market and hiked at the uncrowded Sequoia gem called Nelder Grove. On the second day of our Sierra road trip, we headed […]

Jul 152010
 
Fire Tower Lookout: A day and night above the clouds at the Morton Peak Fire Tower

If you have ever wondered about the life of a fire lookout, or contemplated a career as a lighthouse keeper, you should spend  a day at the Morton Peak Lookout, a 30-foot working fire tower perched on the bald top of a mountain in the San Bernardino National Forest.  The Morton Peak Lookout is one […]

Jun 272010
 
More Crag Dog Tips: Stay Off that Crashpad

Toki and I show you what not to do (T. Kornylak) Our puppy, Toki, is currently attending Puppy Kindergarten.  Like the other new puppy parents, we have a lot of the usual questions about potty training, jumping, and chewing.  But we also want to know – what’s the best way to keep your dog off […]

Jun 212010
 
Crag Dogs

About a month ago, Josh and I brought home an adorable pound puppy we named “Santoki” – or “mountain bunny” – after a chestnut-gathering bunny in a famous Korean children’s song. awww, baby bunny I’m a dog lover, so I’ve always had a soft spot for dogs at the crag.  I’ve climbed with awesome crag […]