Monthly Archives: May 2012

Camping at Badlands National Park

Dondra and I had just left Mt. Rushmore for a quick drive past Crazy Horse Memorial.  It was already going on 6 P.M.  No time to visit the nearby woodcarving museum. We previously discussed getting a campsite in the area, … Continue reading

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Sykes Hot Springs and the Case of the Missing Sunglasses (Big Sur, CA)

Several months ago, my girlfriend and I needed to get away for a night.  We were tired of our boring routine in Santa Cruz, California, and needed a break.  Our selected location: Big Sur, California. We looked online to get … Continue reading

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Floating the Guadalupe River

My family lived in the suburbs of Dallas from late 1989 until the spring of 1996.  It was a nice place to live, in spite of the heat and general chaos of a big city.  But it wasn’t somewhere I … Continue reading

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Hueco Tanks Logistics

Hueco Tanks.  World-class bouldering.  Scenic location.  Rock painting splendor.  Pain in the ass. Although Hueco Tanks State Park is one of the premier climbing locations for boulderers, it’s not the easiest place to figure out.  It’s certainly not like Bishop, … Continue reading

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Mammoth Brewing Company

Once again, we had just finished a long weekend’s worth of bouldering in Bishop.  And once again, we decided that we should stop at the Mammoth Brewing Company on the way home. The Mammoth Brewing Company is, not surprisingly, in … Continue reading

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