Category Archives: wilderness

Yosemite Hiking – Half Dome Hike Death Risk Calculation

Hurray ! My family and friends just survived a top ten dangerous hike in the most dangerous National Park in America! Well, technically, Linda isn’t home yet …. but the odds are in her favor.  : )Of course our … Continue reading

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Tomorrow we’re off to hike in Yosemite National Park, one of my favorite places in the world. We’ll camp in Little Yosemite Valley and hike up Half Dome via the cables that make it a lot safer than … without … Continue reading

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Canyon Creek Lakes, Trinity Alps, Northern California

    Above Lower Canyon Creek Lake looking South Originally uploaded by JoeDuck. We continued our labor day tradition of meeting our great friends in Weaverville, CA and then hiking in to the Trinity Alps Wilderness along the trail up to … Continue reading

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Canyon Creek Contemplations

This morning I woke up along Canyon Creek in Trinity Alps Wilderness of Northern California. This is a great hike we’ve done several times, and I’ll get the pix up tomorrow. We had some fun conversations at camp and around … Continue reading

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Global Warming – less hype, more science please.

Yahoo’s got a noble initiative going to “fight” climate change but as with most of these efforts I’m very skeptical this is where so much of the smart thinking, time, and money should go. I wrote them:   With all due … Continue reading

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Rescue Wiki – check it out !

Rescue Wiki is a new website to assist Search and Rescue efforts around the world. Like it is an experimental approach to enlisting online help for SAR efforts. Wikis can be a good way to collectively process information if … Continue reading

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Kim Search discussion page 9

Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Report (Feel free to discuss this report in the comment section below) The discussion of the Kim Family Search in the Rogue River region of Southern Oregon continues in the comment section below. Please feel free … Continue reading

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