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Sierras Are Cushy - Thanksgiving

This weekend someone asked me to compare Mojave Desert backpacking and Sierra Nevada Mountain backpacking. I said that the desert is tough yet has everything you need if you meet it on its terms, but the mountains are “cushy” because everything you need to survive is always on offer: water, shelter, food… 220 more words

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High Sierra Lake

This beautiful lake sits right off the Tioga Pass Road near the west entrance to Yosemite National Park in California.

Day 3 - Thousand Island Lake to North of Donahue Pass

Miles: 7.2

Our alarm clock this morning was a 15 minute howling from distant coyotes.

The girls were up early as Laurie wanted to get a time lapse of the sunrise. 408 more words


Day 2 - Bushcamp South of Parker Pass to Thousand Island Lake

Date: October 8, 2015

Miles: 15

I woke up with a very stiff neck. My pillow had unraveled during the chili night. But no matter, we’re in the backcountry. 459 more words


Boys' Pink Revolution?

A dear friend recently wrote to share her stress that her son wanted a pink backpack for school. Her son’s a wonderful, mathematically and mechanically-inclined little boy. 569 more words


High Sierra

Released:  1941

Cast:  Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

SUMMARY:  In Indiana, famed robber Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is pardoned by the governor, much to the shock to those who are familiar with his crimes.  1,036 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die