Grand Canyon Hike

Grand Canyon National Park, Sept 12-17, 2010 WOW was all I could think of as we stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Although I have seen pictures of it and thought… Continue reading

Bright Lights

Las Vegas Sept 11,2010 A day in Vegas – what a contrast. It is everything we thought it would be, just bigger. But surprisingly surrounded by mountains and a huge military complex to… Continue reading

Rocks, Sand, Salt and Sun

Death Valley National Park Sept 9-10, 2010 We have not yet tired of the beauty of this magnificent landscape. The stark changes as we drove south from Sequioa, over the farms and ranches… Continue reading

Southwest Sierras

Kings Canyon and Sequioa National Parks Sept 7- 8, 2010 A mournful wailing broke the silence of the quite of dawn on the first night we were camped in the high mountains that… Continue reading

A Runners Paradise

Mammoth Lakes, Sept 6, 2010 With chest colds and flu we arrived in Mammoth Lakes. A fabulous ski area in winter and, as we discovered later, an altitude training ground for Americas top… Continue reading

The heart of Sierra Nevada

Yosemite National Park Sept 3-5, 2010 A little bit of bad planning saw us arriving at Yosemite during the Labour Day long weekend – it seems that most of California was on the… Continue reading

Frost in Lake Tahoe

Prosser Ranch Road, Tahoe National Forest Wed. Sept 1, 2010 Countdown to my next big race – The Kepler Challenge – has started and it is time to get serious about running again.… Continue reading

Sierra Nevada

Lake Tahoe National Forest, Aug 31 to Sept 2, 2010 After driving for hours through the flatland of the Sacramento Valley we approached the Sierra Nevada mountain range which fringes Lake Tahoe. I… Continue reading

Napa Valley

St Helens Aug 30, 2010 Breakfast at beautiful Sauselito on San Franciscos’ north shore. We could have spent a lot more time here, wonderful relaxed atmosphere, the sun was shining and the rigging… Continue reading

Mt Tamalpais State Park

Stinson Beach Aug 29, 2010 Keen to get warm again we headed north across the Golden Gate Bridge to drive the the section of the iconic Highway 1 route we missed out last… Continue reading

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