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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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Nevada/California 4th of July trip: Part III

I started off July with a few near drive-up peaks in California west of Reno, and waited out an active weather pattern.  Fortunately, the weather was getting better the farther west one would go from Reno, so this looked like … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part IV: Mauna Kea

It’s pretty popular to drive up Mauna Kea to see the observatories, stargaze, experience snow in Hawai’i in the colder parts of the year, and to feel like a stud for driving up a 4WD road that probably never requires … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part II: Mauna Loa

Since it is possible to rent a 4WD vehicle and drive to within 100 vertical feet of the summit of Mauna Kea, I decided to hit Mauna Loa first on the trip.  That way if it didn’t go well I … Continue reading

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