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Trip Report - Nugedzi Lakes & Lookouts - 27 July 2016

The nine of us had a perfect day for the hike to Nugedzi Lakes and lookouts. We started a bit earlier to get up the old logging road before the heat of the day. 165 more words


Lake Ingalls

July 2016

After hiking the Royal Basin a few weeks ago, I was feeling the itch for another alpine lake. Most of the hard to reach lakes are, well….hard to reach. 1,310 more words

Trip Report - Noel's Pizza Peak - 21 July 2016

Thursday dawned clear with summer in mind, so five of us set out to Noel’s Pizza Lookout. We started up the steep old logging road between the two Chinese Mountain peaks and continued up along the ridge which forms North Chinese Peak following a lovely flagged route.  133 more words


'A Tapestry Of Rich & Royal Hue...'


Here’s the thing about Tapestry, it’s exactly that. A mosaic of flavors. It skews heavily towards Indian but don’t you call it Indian food. It’s a warp and weft of global cuisines – French, Mexican and even hints of Portuguese, threads twisting and pulling through old classics and fresh ideas. 1,156 more words


The Forty-Fourth Letter: I'm Still Patriotic

Dear Daughters,

A half dozen years ago or so, I received a phone call from a federal agent because a friend of mine worked for the government and needed security clearance. 915 more words