Trout Creek: Fine Campground, Hiking Opportunities Limited

Searching for campgrounds within a few hours drive of my house, I came across one that  appeared promising; Trout Creek Campground in the PG&E Eel River Area near Lake Pillsbury. Some of the sites are reservable and some are first come/first served. We decided to give it a try even though I could not find any hiking trails … Continue reading Trout Creek: Fine Campground, Hiking Opportunities Limited

Serendipity Squared: Tomales Point in Bloom

Serendipity: “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for” according to Websters, which in our case meant deciding to hike the Tomales Point Trail and being unexpectedly overwhelmed with wildflowers! The trail is located in Point Reyes National Seashore.  That national park is a treasure, filled with remarkable animals like a subspecies … Continue reading Serendipity Squared: Tomales Point in Bloom

“All-electric is not going to work”: Says Who?

Says the President of the United States (whom I shall be referring to as the “#lyinglunatic” or simply, “the lunatic”) in reference to GM announcing in 2018 that they plan to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. Here is what the #lyinglunatic said: “They’ve changed the whole model of General Motors. They’ve gone to … Continue reading “All-electric is not going to work”: Says Who?

Sedona Hiking: Avoiding the Tour Jeeps at Chicken Point, Sort Of…

Sedona can be a frustrating scene of spectacular rock formations that are so popular it is impossible to enjoy them up close without being exposed to noisy crowds, droning helicopters overhead, and loud jeeps full of chattering people to whom the idea of walking a trail to reach a destination is apparently so novel that, … Continue reading Sedona Hiking: Avoiding the Tour Jeeps at Chicken Point, Sort Of…