If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you're probably familiar with the feeling of desperately wanting to get out of Las Vegas. And if you left Las Vegas and drove west towards LA, you'd soon pass through the last town in Nevada, a place known to the locals as "Stateline." This is the small city... Continue Reading →
1. Tahoe - I just got back from Tahoe today, where the rock climbing is legendary. Lover's Leap is a rock formation with dozens of routes, a nearby campground, and free roadside camping just a quarter-mile west of Lover's Leap (on Strawberry Creek Rd). There are great easier routes for beginners like myself (i.e. 5.7-5.8).... Continue Reading →
My friend Gregg and I rock climbed at Lover's Leap today near Taboe. We first saddled up for "Psychedelic Tree": The route is named for the wild finish. If you look closely, you can see two trees at the top left of this picture. Once you reach them, you have the option to shimmy up... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I climbed a 3-pitch 5.7 with a ukulele sticking out of my backpack. You don't have to be a climber to know that makes me a king.
Somebody fell today from 30-40 feet and broke some bones. Happy Sunday!
Today I awoke in Golden Gate Park, near Marin, CA. Yesterday I hitchhiked 56 miles from Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA to Golden Gate Park in Marin, across the bridge from San Francisco.
Two days ago my friends dropped me off in Santa Cruz and I headed out to the highway, after spending 2 hours on the wifi at a coffee place of course. On the highway, which was Highway 1 (California's Pacific Coast Highway or PCH), I was picked up by a young Los Angeles native with... Continue Reading →
Occurred: April, 2016 Southeast Asia is backpacker paradise. Cheap, tropical, and full of surprises. I went there for my first solo backpacking trip, and one night a young Laotian bartender invited me to his sister's wedding. It was wonderful and eye-opening. After the weekend's festivities, I emailed my family to tell the story. Here is... Continue Reading →