Sugar Daddy Race 2022 | Santa Clarita, CA
Sugar Daddy is a 5k, 10k or half marathon road race in Santa Clarita. In the past I shot trail races pretty much exclusively but I’m digging the road races more and more. Head over to New Global Adventures if you’re interested in running it in 2023. Thanks for stopping…
We found the car first, a black Volkswagen sedan covered in dusty handprints. It was as though some prehistoric tribe had taken their art out of the caves and blessed this strange thing, this massive darkling beetle, with their totemic symbols.
A broken rake and beat up frying pan lay…
Once when we were still living in Canada, my dad and I were hunting along the old channel of the Saskatchewan River. It had overflowed its banks decades earlier leaving this placid winding thoroughfare through the dense bush.
At night, we’d beach our canoe on the bank, fix dinner and…
Patrick: Sespe Wilderness
Los Padres National Forest is an enormous region, encompassing nearly 2 million acres and including no fewer than 10 wilderness areas. The wilderness I was heading into was the Sespe. It is home to Sespe Creek, one of the last free-flowing rivers in California. Due to its inaccessibility, it is…
Spent a couple days on Conglomerate Mesa, one of my favorite places. The wilderness area threatened by mining interests with an eye on destroying the place with an open pit cyanide heap leech mine. Please go to https://protectconglomeratemesa.com/ today and add your voice to oppose the mine. Here are photos…
Early Spring in the California Hills
I’ve spent the last couple evenings reveling in early blooms in California. The air is sweet, meadowlarks trill and everything feels renewed. Well, except for the odd things you stumble across sometimes out there
As always, feel free to click on the photos for better viewing. You won’t regret it.…
Tehachapi Mountains & the Central Valley
As winter storms blew through over the holidays, I was fortunate enough to have a pretty spectacular view out across the southern Tehachapi Mountains and California’s Central Valley. Dramatic skies and light are something I live for - definitely got both on this occasion!
We had the privilege of hosting this fine fellow in our backyard valley oak not too long ago. Gray foxes are distinct from other foxes in that they are well-adapted to climb trees. He hung out and napped in his lofty perch for most of the day. We see he…
In June, my wife Stephanie and I pulled up stakes in Burbank and moved to Stallion Springs outside Tehachapi. We were immediately struck by the two great old valley oak trees in the backyard. After discovering Kawaiisu mortars on the bank of Chanac Creek less than a mile from the…
Into the Mystic
Fog shrouded our valley and that always gets me excited. So I headed out into the … mist-ic?
Paging Ichabod Crane
Come Away, O Human Child
Swingset of the Apocalypse
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