August 27, 2009
This episode is about confrontations with bears while on the trail or at home. There have been many encounters with bears this summer; bears coming into the neighborhood or into the picnic areas. This podcast gives you a brief idea of what went on in the Southern California area this year, what the local wildlife personnel are doing about it and how you can prevent an unwanted encounter with a bear. I talk about bear food storage containers; how they are tested, who tests them and some of the field trial successes and failures.
Here are some links to bear resistant container manufacturers you might find useful:
Here is the link to the Sierra Interagency Black Bear group or S.I.B.B. please take the time to read all the information on their site as it is packed with useful and intertaining information about bears, food storage, and regulations
August 6, 2009
This podcast is about a day hike to the summit of Iron Mountain in San Diego California.
I picked up Dave at the train station in Escondido and drove to Poway where we headed up the Iron Mountain Trail. Along the way we saw more wildlife than ever and met some unusual folks while hiking along this splendid wilderness trail. After reaching the summit we headed back to the trail junction of the Ellie Lane Trail and finished our semi loop hike with a rousing and thigh burning climb up a steep hillside. We met some shifty looking characters and stared at some svery unusual looking rock formations before taking the Wildhorse Trail back to the truck.
Music featured in this episode was Pete Wernick and the Flexigrasses, “Blue Train”, Gary Paul Bryant’s “Wildlife”,Josh Woodward’s , “Flutter by Butterfly”, Kelly’s Lot with “Tired”, Josh Charles,”It Ain’t Easy” and “Let’s Get Crazy” by Limbeck all from the Podsafe Music Network.
For more information about the Sprinter Express Train click on the link.