Monthly Archives: September 2011

On the Road, Again, California: By the Numbers

Road trip from Cerrillos, New Mexico to Palo Alto, California Time: 4 days, 3 nights Distance: 1,767 miles by car, 17 miles on foot Places: Five states (NM, AZ, UT, NV, CA), four National Parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Death Valley … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: California! Day 3 & 4

California is so rich in spectacular scenery that the state has cashed in 70 of its State Parks to meet budget cuts. Despite the closures, California is still an amazing place. Only here can you visit the lowest spot in … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: California! Day 2

Hey Everybody! At this moment, the dogs, the Raven and I are winging West, headed for the Pacific. I have a few weeks before I move back out to the Earthship so I thought I’d indulge my wanderlust a bit … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: California! Day 1

Hey Everybody! At this moment, the dogs, the Raven and I are winging West, headed for the Pacific. I have a few weeks before I move back out to the Earthship so I thought I’d indulge my wanderlust a bit … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: California!

Hey Everybody! At this moment, the dogs, the Raven and I are winging West, headed for the Pacific. I have a few weeks before I move back out to the Earthship so I thought I’d indulge my wanderlust a bit … Continue reading

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Supervolcano Trail Ride!

It’s not every day that you get to ride a horse through a supervolcano. Yesterday was that kind of day. At first glance, Valles Caldera in northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains looks like a vast, peaceful grassy meadow. Look closer … Continue reading

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All Seasons: Shenandoah National Park, VA

I go for a hike almost every day and cover a lot of the same ground, over and over, in all weather and in all seasons. Exploring new terrain is always exciting, but there is something deeply satisfying about getting … Continue reading

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A Special Auction: Thank You!

Thanks to everybody who came out to the 22nd annual benefit auction in support of the Clinic For Special Children! As always, it was an amazing day for a wonderful cause. Hope to see you again next year on the … Continue reading

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A Special Auction

My favorite day of the year is always the Third Saturday of September: Auction Day! On this day, every year for the past 22 years, the Amish and Mennonite communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have held a spectacular benefit auction … Continue reading

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Another Earthship

For the past two winters, I have lived off the map, caretaking a place in the high desert near Cerrillos, New Mexico. This is more than a house; it’s an Earthship: an off-grid passive solar adobe, adrift on acres of land. This … Continue reading

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