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Blackjack, and 21 types of wildflowers (almost)

Okaaaaaay….I guess this blog has been neglected long enough. I hope to eventually post some of the hikes I’ve been doing this year, but at least this one will be current. Advertisements

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Double double, toil and Trumbull

I’m back!  I’ve been doing some hiking, but haven’t been posting for a variety of reasons.  I’ll try to fill in some of the previous trips, but most recently I decided to go to one of the most remote places … Continue reading

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Neveda/California 4th of July trip: Part II

This was moving day between Ely and Reno.  They call Highway 50 through here “The Loneliest Road in America”.  That’s no joke, and although the label was intended to be somewhat negative, the state has embraced the moniker.

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Greeting the heat

I have to preface this one with the confession that I recently went to the dark side and bought a small AWD crossover to replace my old compact sedan just short of the 200,000 mile mark. It gets 33 mpg … Continue reading

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The many faces of the Salt River

The other main hiking day the previous week had a Salt River theme.  With the record-breaking heatwave in progress, I got a very early start.

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Nearing the last gasp of the desert

I’ve done a few moderately interesting hikes this year, but have been too lethargic to post anything.  However, I’m finally back to blogging.  I usually get a bit of time off during mid-March, and did a couple of days of … Continue reading

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