We’ve all had that feeling. Did I just pass the love of my life ion the street? Was that my soulmate who did a double-take in my direction at the ...
CLIMB.DESCEND. REPEAT.: A Rollicking Memoir
Hills & Hops
If this hike was music, it could have been written by Vivaldi, for it is truly a traipse for all seasons. Or maybe Led Zeppelin, because many a-hiker consider the gently-winding 1,800 foot ascent from Higgins Canyon to (just below) Skyline Boulevard a stairway to heaven. Come to think of it, Zeppelin probably goes […]
This article was published in Sunset Magazine Word to the wise: Avoid the siren call of the stables situated along the beach at Half Moon Bay. Ignore the seduction of galloping through surreal fog banks like some apocalyptic messenger. Refrain from the lure of drinking in one of California’s breathless stretches of oceanfront atop one […]
Trail monikers tend to happen organically, so when 14 months of drought-driven, precipitation-free hikes came to a dramatic end in a hailstorm at Samuel P. Taylor State Park — Ben’s inaugural hike with the group — his nickname was etched in stone.
Taft Point stands sentinel over the same side of Yosemite Valley as Glacier Point, with the former hovering 300 feet or so above its heavily visited counterpart. The panorama from both is stunning, the kind of view that makes you believe in heaven, from the edge of their rocky outcroppings to one of the world’s […]