Amelia And The Magic Glasses I recently wrote a children’s book which started as a bedtime story that I told my daughter when I learned that she would need to wear glasses. Through stories of pirates, undersea creatures, and mischievous monkeys, Amelia came to see her glasses not as a tiresome annoyance, but as a special treasure with magicalContinue reading “Amelia And The Magic Glasses”

John Muir Trail and Whitney Summit

In August 2013, my buddy Dennis and I decided to hike about 70 miles of the John Muir Trail (JMT), summit Mt. Whitney, and have a great time. It took some doing, but it was definitely one of the best hiking trips of my life.  Dennis was a trooper. He even carried a 1 literContinue reading “John Muir Trail and Whitney Summit”

Grandview Trail To Horseshoe Mesa

Hike Date: March 28, 2014.  Since having a baby 4 months ago, I’m not really as able to take longer overnight hiking trips at the moment. Still that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a little adventure and fun. My wife, Denise and I have resolved to keep on traveling and keep on doing thingsContinue reading “Grandview Trail To Horseshoe Mesa”

John Muir Trail Tips

Last Summer, I hiked about 70 Miles of the John Muir trail with my buddy Dennis Smith.  In preparation for the trip, I did a ton of research about the trail, the Sierras, trekking, gear and light hiking ethic.  There was a lot of information out there and it was sometimes hard to track down.Continue reading “John Muir Trail Tips”

My Traditional Cliff Jump

This is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s Le Colonne on the coast of Isola di San Pietro not far from Carloforte. It’s a huge cliff, I’d guess about 50 feet or so. Everytime I go to Sardegna, I try to get over here and jump. Everytime, it’s pretty nerve wracking. I’m notContinue reading “My Traditional Cliff Jump”