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Well, I must confess that when working on my own time, I'm getting a bit slow in doing my Trip Reports. Yet I still do them, because I think that someone, somewhere, will enjoy a little bit of what they read. Sure there are lots of sites and stories out there. Sure there are stories better  composed and written.  This time though, perhaps a certain part of these reports will resonate with you in particular, and cause you to take a leap of faith and plan a trip.  Get Out More.  Or as the advertising caption says "Just Do It."


#19  August 2011... Hiking in the Southwest - Zion backcountry, and a big loop around Utah

#18   Adirondack Trip July 2011 hiking and canoeing

#17  September 2010   Mountain backpacking in Yosemite's Snow Creek region, into Death Valley, visiting Monterey and camping on the Pacific Ocean
#16  Hiking in the Adirondacks High Peaks region...4th of July 2010
#15  June 2009 - The Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail on the north rim of Yosemite, then desert, Mono Lake, Tahoe, and some gorgeous State Parks
#14  Sept 2008  Grand Canyon Lava Falls hike in the wilderness of Toroweap on the North Rim & also Mahogany Flat in the mountains of Death Valley National Park, Bryce Canyon, and a big loop
#13  June 2008   Paddling through the Barron Canyon of Algonquin Park
#12  April 2007  Round trip into California and the southwest deserts
#11  September 2006  Zion and southern Utah, then a big hike up Mount Whitney
#10  September 2005  mountain backpacking trip into the Clark Range of Yosemite, a round trip of 50 miles to Red Peak and back
#9  May 2005 Into the southwest deserts : mountains of Death Valley, Zion, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon...
#8  Oct 2003 : A 45 mile round trip into the Cathedral Range of Yosemite for a climb up Vogelsang Peak
#7  May 2003  A return trip up Yosemite Falls with my old friend Tom. Then we travel up to Mahogany Flat at 8000' to introduce Tom to the astronomical possibilities of this darksite.
#6  October 2002 : miles and miles up out of Yosemite Valley into the backcountry - Cloud's Rest and Sunrise Lakes - and then camping at Thorndike in the Panamint Mountains
#5  May 2002 : trip up Yosemite Falls during the Spring runoff, then over to Indian Ridge above North Dome, then camping at Thorndike in the Panamint Mountains
#4  May 2001 : Trip to San Francisco, wine country, Big Sur, Yosemite, Sequoia and Death Valley
#3  October 2000 : Up Half Dome in Yosemite with two old friends
#2  1999 : Ohio and Pennsylvania
#1  1998 : Huge camping trips all around the southwest, then across to New York (8000 miles)
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#20   September 2011  4 day hike rim to rim in the Grand Canyon,
then camping in Arizona, Petrified Forest, Canyon de Chelly, Valley of the Gods and a big loop back to Vegas
jan 20 2015a
Mostly in the US Southwest: Yosemite, Death Valley, the Sierra Nevada, Zion & Grand Canyon, but also Adirondacks and more...
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#21  June 2012   Mountain Backpacking ahead of a snowstorm in backcountry Yosemite, followed by remote desert hot springs in Saline Valley. Then a quick visit to Lake Tahoe and a camping sojourn on Angel Island.
NEW  #24 May 2014  Zion, Bryce, backcountry Death Valley to the Racetrack and a lucky Grand Canyon overnight hike to Indian Garden
   NEW  September 2103   Backpacking up Mt. Langley in the Sierras, Yosemite, Monterey and North of the GG bridge
NEW   May 2013  A few days backpacking in the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs, L.A., Joshua Tree National Park
and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of California