Tag Archive 'hiking'

Jun 24 2008

Highstep through the Haze: Scenes from Adulthood

Published by under The Great Outdoors,Video

So… let’s take a break from putting up my old childhood programs and return to the present. Man, is it smoky here in northern California. Yesterday, Anna, Lulu and I hiked on Mt. Diablo, marveling at the absence of other hikers and at our inability to see clearly from ridge to ridge because of the […]

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Jun 07 2008

Burnished California

Here are pictures I took today on my seven-mile hike with Anna in Tilden Park. My mother-in-law, Helen, once referred to the dry, summer hills of California as “burnished,” which (she would have known) derives from a Middle English word for “brown.” I’ve always thought it was an evocative description of the shine of brittle […]

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Jun 03 2008


Published by under Friends,The Great Outdoors

Saturday I decided to drive to Grass Valley to see Teej & Richard at the Rancho. The three of us got to yacking and stayed up way past our bedtimes—till about 3:00. Even so, we got up relatively early on Sunday (well, it was still morning) and I was impressed at how age has not […]

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