Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hail to the Golden Gate!

No trip to San Francisco is complete without crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. On foot, my favorite way to travel, it’s not a short trek. At 8,981 feet from abutment to abutment, this is the second longest bridge in the … Continue reading

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Writing on the Wall: San Francisco Graffiti vs. MOMA

I am not a city person. In my travels, am most often drawn to farthest edges of rural America. Both my brother and sister are city people. I say that in the best way possible. They’re both artists who draw endless … Continue reading

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Hello, Pacific!

Nearly 9,000 miles after leaving New Mexico, the dogs, the Raven, the Rattler and I have finally reached the edge of America! We’ll be here for at least a week, exploring the Bay Area. Today: a Banksy treasure hunt in … Continue reading

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Respects to James Dean

On September 30th, 1955 James Dean was driving his Porche 550 Spyder west on state road 46, en route to a car race in Salinas, California. Approaching the intersection of 46 and 41, near the town of Cholame, a Ford … Continue reading

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The Sierras: Satanic Basalt, Godly Granite & Trees Older Than the Written Word

I love the Sierras. Every time I drive to the California coast (five times in my life now) I always stop for a hike in the Sierras. Here are a few of my favorite photos from Devil’s Postpile National Monument, … Continue reading

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Tahoe Knows Hospitality!

After enjoying an all you can eat BBQ in the tiny Nevada town of Middlegate, I paid for my first night of camping in over a week at Lahotan State Park in western Nevada. $15 is a little steep, but … Continue reading

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Yep, Tahoe Really Is That Blue!

Check out the Travels in Geology column in the August issue of EARTH magazine to see more of my photos from Lake Tahoe! 🙂

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