Posts Tagged "rain"

Manless Hiking at Russian Ridge

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013

Today I took a long hike. Randy is away visiting relatives so I went on my own…manless hiking. I had invited some lady friends and my sister but I guess they couldn’t get rid of their men because no one else decided to join me. Of course, they may have been working or they may have not wanted to go hiking on the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains in an impending storm. Either way it ended up I went alone except for my NEX5 camera. This was ok. First I went to the local surplus store and bought a lightweight rain jacket. I was going to wear my big heavy one but if it didn’t rain I would be stuck with a big heavy jacket to carry around, not the greatest thing when you’re hiking.

View of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

View of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

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Colorful Sunsets in Yosemite National Park

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

Colorful Sunsets in Yosemite National Park

Last month I made reservations in one of our favorite places, Yosemite National Park, for an “all U can heat” Camp Curry tent cabin during the full moon and off we went for the weekend. The “all U can heat” special runs for only certain dates. You pay what the temperature was the night before plus $20. This is a great deal! Camp Curry was sold out Friday and Saturday nights for that weekend, so we stayed at the Yosemite Inn in Mariposa on Saturday and checked into Camp Curry on Sunday. Monday was a holiday so we were able to stay for an extra day. It is so nice to live close enough to go to such an amazing place like Yosemite for the weekend.

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