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A bit of hiking, a bit of bouldering, and a bit of running


Anna wanted to get in a workout and with limited options around town in Las Vegas we headed for Calico Basin. While there were lots of cars and climbers around we found that once off the main trail it was pretty quiet. We had a nice time taking in the beautiful rock formations and watching rock climbers making us question…

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Trailblazing through deep snow


A sunny Sunday made it seem ideal for some snowshoeing up Soda Ditch trail and onto Grouse trail. It started pretty well packed but progressively turned into breaking trail. We had a nice hike with lots of great valley views after struggling up the steep sections along the way.

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First snowstorm meant time for a hike


Huh, maybe not the safest idea but I was bound and determined to squeeze in a hike in the middle of a snow storm. What is the worst that could happen? I packed up some safety gear, food, water, and off I went with Moki up Buff pass. On the trail it looked like a few people had been out…

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Quick fall backpacking trip


My daughter, who doesn’t have much free time due to grad school and training for the biathlon, and I still managed to squeeze in a 21 hour, 14 mile trip to the Lee Metcalf wilderness just outside of Bozeman. She found a trail she hadn’t hiked that just happened to be right where it looked to be raining. But by…

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What happened? Did the boat sink?


Whelp, connecting with friends has taken precedent over blogging. Once arriving in Puerto Escondido I helped Gato Loco get fueled up and rinsed off before a farewell lunch, sort of. From there I jumped aboard my old boat Strikhedonia (now Fly Aweigh II) and the new owners Allison and Allan who let me join them for the West Coast Multihull…

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Two guys off and two guys on


With a 9:00am crew change we left the anchorage around 7:30am for the short hop to Loreto. Then it was “until next time”, provisioning and getting the new crew Ed and Eric settled in. By 11:00am we motored our way towards Ballandra on Isla Carmen. Ed is a big fisherman and he managed to hook to fish a few times…

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Family Home Stay Rovaniemi


Our neighbor in Steamboat Essi is from Rovaniemi. She was a great help reaching out to friends for suggestions on what we should see and do while visiting Finland. Even better than that assistance was the offer to stay with her parents. How cool is that! The only challenge is that her Mom (Leena) doesn’t speak any English and her…

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Checking Out Rabbits Ears Up Close and Personal


Having flown over Rabbitr Ears a number of times it was time to do it from the ground. The drive from Steamboat takes you to a parking lot at the trailhead to lead you up the mountain. The trail is actually a jeep trail and we did come across a couple driving down as we hiked up. It is a…

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Private beach hike in Tenacatita


Last year some friends (Mike (SV Shanti) and Damon (SV Gia)) worked for days in hot, humid conditions with biting and stinging insects to clear a trail from “dog” beach in the Tenacatita anchorage over to a private beach on the opposite side of the peninsula. My schedule didn’t allow me check out their work last season so it was…

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