Outdoors Archives

I like to go outdoors a lot. Primarily hiking, occasionally camping, and sometimes other fun activities.

A Belated Thanksgiving in Death Valley

I was sick the week of Thanksgiving, so we didn’t leave for Death Valley until Friday. Stephanie was instrumental in making sure we got out at all. Tradition! Though I helped with some of the food planning (yogurt, granola, dried fruits, and honey for breakfast; pre-cooked rice and veggies with curry simmer sauce for dinner), she packed our clothing and camping gear and did all of the driving that day.

Death Valley National Park
En route to Death Valley

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Hawk at work

This morning, a hawk chose the ledge outside the window in front of my desk (six stories above Market Street) to hang out for about an hour and a half.

Hawk in San Francisco looking at me
I pulled back the blinds so I could get a better look

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What the end of the world looks like

Sand blowing on to Great Highway in San Francisco, CA
When Great Highway is closed, it’s because of the sand

Along Bolinas Ridge

Sometimes I have a story to tell, and othertimes I just want to post a nice photo.

Bolinas Ridge Trail, somewhere between McCurdy and Randall
Somewhere between McCurdy and Randall

Snowy Plover Triptych

Triptych of snowy plovers on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA
Snowy plovers on Ocean Beach (previously)