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  • Week Long Backpacking Trip in the High Sierras Completed

    In early August, my wife, in-laws, and a family friend (who had never done an overnight trip before!) went on a week-long, ~60-mile backpacking trip in the High Sierras in the Inyo and Sierra National Forests and in Kings Canyon National Park. The trip included about 25 miles on the famous John Muir...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 08-22-2006
  • Return Trip to Mt. San Gorgonio

    Earlier I blogged about our first overnight trip to the San Gorgonio Wilderness , a planned three-day, two-night trip to the summit that ended up getting cut a day short and a one less summit than expected due to trail conditions (too much snow, no cramp-ons, heavy backpacks, not wanting to slip up and...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 07-17-2006
  • Back to the San Gorgonio Wilderness

    Over Memorial Day Weekend my wife, my in-laws, and yours truly had a three-day, two-night hiking trip planned in the San Gorgonio Wilderness that included reaching Mt. San Gorgonio 's summit. (I saw “planned” because the trip ended up being a two-day, one-night journey, cut short due to the trail conditions...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 06-30-2006
  • Start of the Rainy Season

    This weekend's showers - the first in several months - mark our annual return to the rainy season. Each summer San Diego is warm and sunny, oftentimes without a cloud in the sky. But then Fall and Winter roll around, and the rain comes back. Last year was particularly wet, setting records up and down...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 10-18-2005
  • Lightning Storm

    Oh boy, did we have a lightning storm last night. I've never heard thunder so loud in all my life, it was setting off car alarms up and down the street and causing Sam to freak out like we've never seen her freak out before. From Lightning strikes cause minor fires : As of 6:30 a.m., more than 3,300...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 09-20-2005
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