Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Merced River float

We also floated down the Merced River.  Being with a bunch of Alaskan kids, there was some swimming to be had by them!  Brrrr.




Yosemite NP Vernal Falls hike

We did one hike, it was not far but very steep.  We went to the top of Vernal Falls.
Past half way up

Granite steps, very well done!  There were many of these.

Hi Kate! and the Edwards staff (see shirt).

Vernal Falls

Yosemite N.P.

Yosemite National Park has been established in 1864! The park is fantastic to see. Here is just a snap shot:

The waterfalls were in full glory!

Bridal Veil Falls

Merced River and Yosemite Falls

Vernal Falls

Above Vernal Falls, Merced River

Yosemite Valley view

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yosemite flowers

Todd and I spent last week in Yosemite area.  We went to view spring flowers and were pleasantly surprised by the display.




Sunday, January 24, 2016

Adventurous June Bug

In November, Todd, the fur Kids and I went to the coast near Arcata and the Redwoods National Park.  Such a wonderful place.

The weather was a bit stormy but that just resulted in a high tide and large waves.  June Bug, the adventurous cat, went on an extensive beach walk with us:

video 



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hydrology

Rain has been coming from the sky for the past week.  Some days only a quarter of an inch will fall.  Other days over an inch, up to two inches, falls within a 24 hour period.  The drops are big.
this is a stark contrast to the hot, dry summers.
Browns Creek peaked about 6 feet on Sunday afternoon, it was flowing at 2.8 feet in the morning.

The ephemeral creek crossing our property has not flowed in over 4 years.  Its flowing now.



 



 
With all this rain also comes erosion.






Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yo Stoners

Since there is a movement of Farm to Fork, getting to know where your food comes from, I propose a Farm to Pipe movement.  Why? well look at this article:
Mother Jones


Since moving to the Emerald Triangle a few weeks ago, I have assisted with a clean-up.  I have also walked through "legal" private grow operations.  One is not the same as the other, yet weed from the Emerald Triangle (Humbolt, Mendocino, Trinity Counties) of California may be for sale in your home state and you would not know how it was grown nor the environmental impacts growing it has caused.

I'm not preaching to not smoke, eat, or rub marijuana products on and into your body.  Just think about what the environmental impact your purchase is supporting.