Tag Archives: Tess

making some introductions

This weekend started with what is, for me, always been a great omen: a view of the Thompson / Fraser confluence. It generally means a view of this follows shortly after. This trip up the Stein valley had a delightful … Continue reading

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Liquid hot magma

Lava Beds National Monument is the most understated park I have ever visited. It should be named Gnarly Lava Tunnels That You Climb In And Have Your Mind Blown National Gnar. Alice and Phil discovered this place. Why doesn’t everyone … Continue reading

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Planet Vulcan

I was in a gambling mood this morning. Fortunately I found myself on the outskirts of Reno. A stop at a gas station provided the slot machine I craved. I dropped in $5 and left with $10. It was 8 … Continue reading

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Frisco

Yesterday was spent exploring San Francisco by bicycle with Sarah. Last time we adventured together was when she drove to Haida Gwaii with me last year. It has been marvelous connecting on her home turf. Tess and I rented bicycles … Continue reading

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got wood?

I’ve long wanted to see the redwoods of California. My only real frames of reference have been the sitka spruce of Vancouver island and, on Haida Gwaii, the sitka spruce and western red cedar. The coastal redwood has the mantle … Continue reading

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git er dune

We rented a dune buggy. Tess wanted to relive a childhood memory of visiting the Oregon dunes with her family. She was adamant that she got first drive. The setting was beautiful. The dunes were between two stretches of forest … Continue reading

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the joffre posse

This past weekend, to avoid the gnarly avalanche danger, I set off with a wonderful posse into the Joffre Lakes area. There was lots of beautiful. Dan and Courtney did their pre-departure training. Now they are living at a Royal … Continue reading

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