San Gorgonio Overnight August 31

For a while my lab friend Byron had been planning an overnight backpack on San Gorgonio. After staying later in lab Friday than anticipated, I realized that the Sierras were out of reach for the weekend and I would need different plans to get me outside. With tentative peak bagging with John and Uwe onContinue reading “San Gorgonio Overnight August 31”

White Rim Trail, 10-12 April 2019 (by Uwe)

In 1995, the year after we got our Gen 2 Toyota 4Runner, we did the famous White Rim Trail in summer. It was brutally hot and we spent a lot of the day time hanging out in the shade, limiting travel to early morning and evening. So when Jack suggested this bike ride for AprilContinue reading “White Rim Trail, 10-12 April 2019 (by Uwe)”

7 Day Wilderness Adventure

Our original adventure was to be the epic Tahoe-to-Yosemite hike, one attempted by less than 10 people per year. The Donnell Lake fire which started August 1, and continues to burn 36,350 acres, destroyed over 21 miles of our 180-mile hike.  For plan B we reverted to a modified series of loops through the DesolationContinue reading “7 Day Wilderness Adventure”