Earthquake Fault and Mono Lake - pictures
Sunday, July 08, 2012      16 comments

There's a lot of amazing geological features in our country and one that fascinates me is the faults and fissures created by earthquake and volcanic activity. Of course, most of you know that the 'volcanic zone' and 'earthquake zone' are mostly ... Read more
Sherwin Creek and Devil's Postpile [pix]
Saturday, July 07, 2012      15 comments

As I've mentioned, we camped for a couple of nights at the Sherwin Creek Campground near Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Mtns - while I didn't care too much for the actual campsite itself [or the holiday-celebration noise from other campers], there'... Read more
Camping, Hiking, Exploring - pictures
Friday, July 06, 2012      8 comments

We came up to the Eastern Sierra Mountains on July 4, camping in Sherwin Creek Campground near Mammoth - can't say I'd stay here again unless we got a better campsite but it's still been a great trip and we've had fun - my main complaints are th... Read more
Sharing a Mummy-style sleeping bag with 2 dogs - oh what fun!
Thursday, July 05, 2012      9 comments

We spent the night camping in Sherwin Creek Campground, just outside of Mammoth Lakes, CA. The campground elevation is 7600' and we had a light wind all night so it got fairly cold - although I had blankets and 'beds' for the dogs, Moani wanted ... Read more
It ain't perfect but it's MY AMERICA!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      14 comments

There's lots to do still, the nation is far from perfect - but it's still the country that I love! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! ... Read more
Camping, Hiking, Packing - wow, have I been busy!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      9 comments

The last few days have been super busy - but in a good way! Over the weekend we went on a camping trip with Inner City Outings, a Sierra Club group that I've volunteered with for many years. It was a gigantic group, the biggest I've ever worked ... Read more
Health Care!!
Thursday, June 28, 2012      13 comments

I know some people have a different reaction but I am VERY PLEASED that the Supreme Court upheld our Affordable Health Care act!! As a marketing professor, I have analyzed the various scare tactics that have been used to oppose this legislation ... Read more
Making trip plans ;-)
Sunday, June 24, 2012      15 comments

Well, it's summer and that means TRAVEL TIME!! I teach online so really could travel any time but somehow it just seems like everything is a lot nicer in the summer, esp if we can get away from the heat here at home. Also, I'm [ahem] "getting ol... Read more
Villa Park 5k - pictures
Saturday, June 23, 2012      10 comments

My husband, best girlfriend and I entered the Villa Park 5k this morning and had a great time. I forgot to take my camera so didn't get all the pictures I had planned to take - darn!! But I'll tell you a little about the event and show you a cou... Read more
Working on the Farm Harvesting Seeds - pictures
Monday, June 18, 2012      10 comments

On Saturday, I decided to volunteer for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy's Native Seed Farm because it's "harvest time" and there is a LOT of work that needs to get done. I really like the young man who does most of the work on the farm and leads th... Read more
Pictures from Recent Hikes & Events
Sunday, June 17, 2012      14 comments

This is a 'catch-up' blog with pictures from things I've been doing the past few days - because I've been "between classes" at the moment, I have had more time to have fun. But with summer classes starting again tomorrow.....I'm back to work aga... Read more
Pictures from Mountain Workshop
Sunday, June 17, 2012      15 comments

Last weekend, DH and I went to a great workshop in the San Bernardino Mountains - I blogged about it a couple of days ago but hadn't downloaded the pictures from my camera until today. So now I'm sharing the pictures with you and I hope you enjo... Read more
Watering Burned Tecate Cypress Grove Restoration Project
Friday, June 15, 2012      8 comments

I spent a great but exhausting day helping to restore a Tecate Cypress Grove that burned in a fire a few years ago. This project is extra-important because the Tecate Cypress Grove we worked on is only one of a few existing in the world and the ... Read more
Leading Hikes as a Docent
Thursday, June 14, 2012      10 comments

I just completed the requirements to become a Docent and before everything even got processed, an 'urgent' need for someone to take over a hike arose - so they hurried up the processing and I led my first hike last night as a Docent for Irvine R... Read more
Great weekend workshop/camping trip!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      8 comments

emoticon I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been doing - unfortunately, I haven't downloaded my pictures fr... Read more

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