Category Archives: Hiking

Zion

In early November, I joined a group of fellow photographers from the camera club to which I belong for a 5-day outing to Zion National Park in Utah.  While I had heard a bit about Zion and had seen photos … Continue reading

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Summertime …

A number of friends have finally shamed me enough to get off my but and update my blog/website. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything worth writing about, rather it’s that I’ve been busy doing those things and just … Continue reading

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Point Campground – Kananaskis Country

Sometime back in early May, a friend posted an article on Facebook which listed the “Top 25 Campsites in Canada”.  One of the campgrounds listed was Berg Lake which I wrote about last summer.  It truly is spectacular. Another one was … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Winter Wind-down

Several weeks ago I stopped in at my insurance broker’s office to drop off a document and he commented that he had been following my blog.  That reminded me that I hadn’t posted anything in a while.  And now that … Continue reading

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A Busy Month

The past month has been a busy one in the desert, with lots of cycling, hiking, photography excursions, visits from friends, and a host of other activities. Rather than go into a lot of detail, I will just highlight some of … Continue reading

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Ladders/Painted Canyon Hike

In the Mecca Hills, above the town of Mecca, CA, east of the Salton Sea, is a hike  sometimes simply referred to as “the ladders”. I recently went on this hike with a couple of friends, who were visiting us, … Continue reading

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Carey’s Castle

Sometime in 1935, a 21 year-old Arthur Lloyd Cary arrived in the Coachella Valley along with his wife Elaine and their child.  Settling in Holtville, Cary worked at first as a vegetable truck driver.  In the late ’30’s, likely about 1938, the … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Hike

A short 45 minute drive to Joshua Tree, CA left me time to enjoy the $4.99 Breakfast Special at the Joshua Tree Saloon before meeting up with my hiking companions at the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center. In the … Continue reading

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Calcite Mine and Slots Hike

Today I met up with a group to hike up to a calcite mine and through some slot canyons west of the Salton Sea on the edge of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  The hike was led by Dave … Continue reading

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Berg Lake Trail

July 10-15 Garry and Lynda arrived first, followed by James then Peter and Brenda. As Dave was not scheduled to arrive until later we assembled without him for the mandatory orientation for over-night hikers using the Berg Lake Trail. The … Continue reading

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