Yearly Archives: 2013

Glenn & Jim Throwback

My brother Glenn and his old school friend Jim pose to recreate some old photos:

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Happy 4th of July!

Just messing around with some watercolor paints and Darlene as my willing canvas:   

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Back Into “The Womb Room”

Here’s a collection of pictures and a little video from an afternoon of caving/spelunking at California Cavern on their “Mammoth Cave Expedition” tour. I’ve enjoyed many caving adventures (including multiple visits to this cave system) but this was a first time experience for Darlene, Glenn and Michele to go on more than a walking tour of a […]

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Surprise Party

Darlene managed to gather together a large number of my friends at her house to surprise me on my birthday — so *that’s* what she had been up to all month — and why she was asking such strange questions!     She also had several cakes on hand so we could celebrate Rachel’s and Resi’s […]

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Belly Dance!

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Climbing Mt. Whitney

These are pictures and videos from a three day backpacking trip with Stéphane and Darlene to summit Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft).  Second time for me!  (Here’s the first.) We chose to camp at Outpost Camp (10,400 ft), a relatively short 3.8 miles from the Whitney Portal trailhead at 8360 ft. However, this made for a long […]

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Tunnel Chute Crash!

Pictures and video from a day of rafting the Middle Fork of the American River with the Outdoor Adventure Club — including our spectacular tunnel chute crash:   

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Up Mt. Hamilton Again

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On the Mississippi

Pictures and video from a week of visiting with Darlene’s family along the Mississippi River on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. We also visited an eagle rehabilitation center in Wabasha, a limestone cave near Harmony (Niagara Cave), enjoyed a dinner cruise on a paddle wheel boat out of La Crosse, went riding some all […]

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Maker Faire 2013

Pictures and a bit of video from a day at the Bay Area Maker Faire:  

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Backpacking Big Sur

Here’s some pictures from an overnight backpacking trip out of Big Sur, on the California coast, and up the Pine Ridge trail in the Ventana Wilderness. This was Darlene’s first backpacking experience and we enjoyed a lovely quiet site along the river at the Barlow Flat Camp, seven miles in from the trailhead.  

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Snakes!!

First up, I annoyed this gopher snake in my driveway by inadvertently running over him with my car: And on a mountain bike ride in Stevens Canyon… it’s Mike the Snake Wrangler:

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Visiting Vietnam and Cambodia

These are photos and videos from a twelve-day trip to northern Vietnam and northwest Cambodia from April 23rd to May 5th, 2013 with Darlene, organized and booked through BikeHike Adventures. I’ve organized the pictures into five separate galleries: Days 1-2: Streets of Hanoi Our trip began with some sightseeing in Hanoi including a traditional water puppet […]

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Riding Wilder Ranch

Just another lovely day for mountain biking in Wilder Ranch, near Santa Cruz.  

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Yosemite Valley Visit

Here’s some pictures and video from a three day visit in Yosemite Valley, April 10th-12th, to celebrate Darlene’s birthday.  The highlight was hiking to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls — and not falling off!  

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Spanish Flair

Over-dressed but oh-so-cute for a spanish-themed dinner party:      

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