9.10 Torrance’s Madrona Marsh: Learning A Little Bit About Wildlife Habitats in the Southbay

If you Google Maps the City of Torrance, you’ll notice a large green area labeled as Madrona Marsh. I happened across this one day, months ago, and have driven past the sign countless times on Hawthorne Blvd. And all the while, I always had in my mind, “you know, we really need to stop here … More 9.10 Torrance’s Madrona Marsh: Learning A Little Bit About Wildlife Habitats in the Southbay

8.26 Hiking Split Mountain: California’s Least-Climbed 14er

About two weeks ago, the craziest thing happened: Al and I were given off on the same week. We were both between shows and somehow all the stars aligned to finally give us a week off…together. We almost couldn’t believe it. After the initial shock of it all, we immediately had the same thought: we … More 8.26 Hiking Split Mountain: California’s Least-Climbed 14er

6.22 Hiking Mt. Whitney; the tallest peak in the lower 48

Last weekend we attempted to summit Mt. Whitney – the tallest peak in the contiguous United States, at 14,505 ft. elevation. We didn’t make it. But as the famous John Muir would say, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” If you or someone you know is planning on hiking … More 6.22 Hiking Mt. Whitney; the tallest peak in the lower 48

6.8 May in Review

The month of May went from 31 days of relatively no plans, to 31 days of action-packed craziness all at once…in the best possible way. So much so, that the month came to a close almost before I even realized it! Between dog-sitting Banjo for two weeks and living through a bunch of apartment renovations, … More 6.8 May in Review