An August Adventure

The first half of August continues to be busy. It is slowing down a bit right now, which is fine with me. July went by so fast and soon Jaden will be a second grader. However there was at least one more adventure to go on before getting back into the school year. One of…

July’s Trip to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

A long work day was spent mostly in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. Some photos were taken of several lakes along the way. Check them out! The story will come later when I get a chance to finish the other stories I am working on.

Beautiful Sierra Nevada

Enjoy some photos from my day outdoors. With all the water the wildflowers are vibrant and plentiful. You just need to get outside and go see for yourself. Mosquitoes can be an issues so be prepared for that along with other outdoor supplies.

Playing Catch Up: Yosemite

I am playing catch up today with the backlog of stories to finish. One of those goes back to April when Jaden and I went to Yosemite National Park for the day. We were going to check out “waterfall season” and see what it was all about. You can now read about our story here…

Out Hiking…Stories to Follow

It has been another week of hiking around for various reasons at work. The destinations are great and I enjoy the work. This means a lot of stories will need to be uploaded along with photos. I am already backlogged at getting things available for everyone to read, I know. Stories will follow as I…

A Busy Second Week of July

This first week following vacation has been a busy one. At work the field season is beginning and it is in full gear. Half the week has been spent outdoors collecting water quality data. Not that I mind that at all, but it requires several miles of walking. Those day trips and stories will soon…

Returning from Vacation

Our 5 day vacation was full of activities. You can expect a write up to come of our adventures soon.

Ice and Snow Still Lingering

Although it is nearly July, there is still plenty of snow throughout the Sierra Nevada. In fact, as of June 1 official snow surveys said the Kings River Basin is over 300% of normal! Wow that is crazy. Yesterday I drove up to 9200 feet elevation to help with a survey. The meadow I visited…

Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail

Earlier in June I was invited out by the local trail crew to help maintain the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail located in the Sierra National Forest’s Bass Lake Ranger District. It sits just north of Oakhurst, right off of Highway 41 (more info). I had seen it several times, but was always going somewhere…

Garden is Framed

Forgot to post this a couple weeks back, but the raised garden boxes are finished being framed. I have the wiring installed and, if all goes to plan, the stability pieces that go in the corners and middle parts of the boxes will be finished on Friday. This in turn means we can fill them…