This hike was way more of an adventure than I planned. There was a good amount of snow on the ground and a wind storm came through that day (some gusts getting up-and-over 45 mph). I cannot count the amount of times I stopped, looked around, and thought, “Shit, where the hell is the
This hike reminded me of my Traveler’s Peak climb back in Hike 2. It fell into the same category for a number of reasons that makes it a special hike. I really fell in love with the area, too, and spent a lot of time standing and enjoying the scenery. I have much to talk about with this one, so I will get
The theme of this Quick Digs post seems to be, ‘authors doing podcasts’. Sam Harris did a live show with Daniel Kahneman. During their discussion, Kahneman said a few things that were extremely noteworthy. The first, was when he talking with Sam about the distinction between happiness in
I thought it looked nearly perfect when I first saw the medium sized rock sitting on top of a larger pile of boulders. It would make a fantastic vantage point to stop and take in the surroundings. After a surprising difficult hike, it was energizing to see my (potential)
It was dark, freezing, and I forgot my face-mask. I wrapped a small blanket around my head. I completely underestimated the wind when I left the house at 4:40 a.m. that morning. The only consolation I seemed to have were the stars I saw (and could still see) on the drive in to Joshua Tree NP,
This hike didn’t lead to a waterfall or mountain top. It was, actually, inspired by a stop at rest area a few months ago, and my general curiosity. When I was moving back to the desert I stopped at a rest area off of I-10 (Whitewater Rest Area). The bass of Mt. San Jacinto sits a few miles away.