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State Park Closures Trip
Ton of scientific info to be gleaned at Jug Handle State Nature Reserve

Ton of scientific info to be gleaned at Jug Handle State Nature Reserve

A sleeping Sea Lion lay on the beach at Jug Handle State Nature Reserve, taking a break from his annual swim from Mexico to Alaska. Small signs with small print asked beach-goers to keep a res-pectable distance. I didn't see the first sign, and cou...

Fun Tour Guru
Guide to Kansas City MO, after the All-Star Baseball Game

Jul 9, 2012
Guide to Kansas City MO, after the All-Star Baseball Game

A Quick Guide for Kansas City, MO, the other city of fountainsI have been diligently watching all of the buzz in the news around the All Star Baseball Game in Kansas City, MO.  Win or lose, this is definitely a city with baseball spirit always ...

Woman on Water
Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Jul 9, 2012
Eat, Sleep, Paddle

Eat, Sleep, Paddle -This sums up my summer pretty well.It has been an awesome 2 weeks teaching and guiding lots of great kayak trips on the Mendocino Coast.Families kayaking trips,kids first strokes,students experiencing "Ah-ha" moments,first-timers ri...

Do What You Want Weekends
So Fresh & Refreshing

Fresh water can be rare to come by while hiking, which makes it such a treat to discover some naturally. We had heard rumors of a fresh spring on the hike to Cathedral Lakes in Yosemite, but... (This is a brief excerpt of this post. Please click throu...

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The Blue Muse
The Daily Pixel: A month of pixels!

The Daily Pixel: A month of pixels!

So... I lost track of an entire month. Again. Oops! But as the photographic evidence below suggests, the month did, in fact, happen. So there. Enjoy an entire month of Daily Pixels.#159- June 7- Rrrruffffff.Fierce old man dog.#160- June 8- Loving my ne...

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The Blue Muse
Alaska Adventures: A helicopter ride and glacier walking in Juneau

Alaska Adventures: A helicopter ride and glacier walking in Juneau

When we were little, my sister and I must have watched Willy Wonka (on VHS, taped from the television, by the way) at least 7,000 times. And each of those times, I dreamt not only of what it would be like to have a freaking chocolate river at my h...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Ironman Lake Tahoe has a bike course closure

Ironman Lake Tahoe has a bike course closure

Athletes intending to pre-ride the Ironman Lake Tahoe bike course will be in for a surprise near the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The course takes you through a subdivision called Martis Camp, off Hwy. 267, west of the airport. Martis Camp is a swank ga...

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How I See Life
Canada Road Trip Day 1: This can only be epic

Jul 8, 2012
Canada Road Trip Day 1: This can only be epic

So yeah, I’ve given up trying to blog regularly. (A) I don’t feel like my life has been that interesting lately, and (B) I’ve been out living life. But I’m on the road again, and it’s important to me to write my travels down, so I’m blogging this trip. For the next two weeks,...

Glocal Girl
Weekday Go-To Dinner

Jul 8, 2012
Weekday Go-To Dinner

Phew, it has been a really busy week full of new faces and tons of information. I'm having a great time at my new job but the change of schedule after vacation (and longer train commute) has me scrambling for a reasonable dinner by the time I get home....

Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Hole in the Ground mountain bike trail ride

Hole in the Ground mountain bike trail ride

8,000 feet near Castle Peak.I took an early morning ride on the popular Hole in the Ground trail. The trail begins off the Boreal/Castle Peak exit on Donner Summit. The other end of the trail is just east of the fire station on Soda Springs Road. Mos...

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