Joshua Tree

September 30th, 2008

Joshua Tree blew me away. Such a wild landscape! The world of Dr Seuss embodied in living color! So trippy. I got to J-Tree late and camped outside the park, entering on the South side early the next day. The southern part of the park is just rolling hills which made me wonder about the [...]

So-Cal: San Diego and Los Angeles

September 29th, 2008

After fleeing from Mexico in the night was actually ended up at a pretty cool party in San Diego. There was a live hip-hop group who were pretty good and generally the scene was chilled out. Sadly, Graham and I were totally exhausted and didn’t have the energy to even try and catch up with [...]

Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Race

September 27th, 2008

To be fair, calling this a “race” is a bit of a stretch. Even on the website they just call it a “Fun Bicycle Ride” instead of a race. But everyone has a number and there is a start and a finish and it feels very much like a race. Anyway when I had called [...]

Mount Whitney

September 25th, 2008

Probably because so many more people try to climb Whitney than the countless other mountains of comparable difficulty, all of my research went on and on about how difficult Whitney is and how careful you need to be. The regular trail is 22 miles round trip and 6000′ of vertical gain. The mountaineers route is [...]