March 26, 2017
In this fourth part of our Yosemite Adventure we pick up camp at Cathedral Creek and hike past Waterwheel, LeConte and California Falls enroute to our camp at Glen Aulin. Along the way we almost get bit by a rattelsnake and dodge a classic High Sierra thunderstorm.
July 2, 2016
In this episode I talk about what types and styles of footwear to wear in the back country. From going barefooted to the Luna Sandals all the way up to heavy mountaineering boots.
August 14, 2015
In this episode Dave, Gerry and I set off on an extreme day hike to the tallest peak in Southern California. At 11,503 feet San Gorgonio is a tough climb on the Vivian Creek Trail, the shortest and steepest route to the top.
Trip Video Coming Soon
- Vivian Creek Trail – SoCal Hiker
- San Bernardino National Forest – Vivian Creek Trail
- Vivian Creek Trail – Every Trail
June 5, 2014
In this episode I talk a little about the unusualy dry weather we’re having, the Pacific Crest Trail and our adventure to visit Eagle Rock. This spring has been unusual to say the least. We’re having 100 degree heat and raging wildfires already and now they are talking about an El Niño Weather pattern setting up for this fall. I can’t wait.
I also give some interesting facts about the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and interview two hikers we meet on our hike along the PCT to Eagle Rock. Matt and Bruce took a few minutes to talk about their adventure along the P.C.T. and shared some stories along the way.
December 4, 2012
In this episode we continue our adventure from the first nights camp at Sunrise Lakes and hike up and over Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park. After, we hike along sun exposed trails with magnificent views across Yosemite until reaching our camp along the John Muir Trail at Sunrise Creek. Nightfall brings with it a terrifying encounter with a black bear.
Yosemite Hikes – Clouds Rest Trail
Bear Awareness – Sierra.Gov keeping bears wild
March 12, 2012
In this episode I relate the trails and tribulations as I delve into the world of Barefoot Running. I discover Barefoot or Minimalist Running after stumbling upon the fascinating form of exercise while doing research for a new pair of running shoes. Follow along as I make the transition from being a Shod runner to wearing a pair of Vibram Five Finger KSO’s and eventually a pair of Bikilas. I also put in a few miles attempting to try my luck at running barefoot.
- Hike up Double Peak in Vibram Trek KSO’s
- Day Two of Barefoot Running
- Blue Angels 10K Fun Run
- Barefoot Runners of Copper Canyon
- Go Barefoot or Go Home
- Ballad of the Barefoot Runner Music Video
- Vibram Five Fingers
- Vibram Education – *** MUST READ SITE***
- Barefoot Running Ken Bob Saxton
- Born to Run Book – Chris McDougall
April 24, 2011
In this episode Gerry, John, Aaron and I head out to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in inland San Diego County to visit the historic Goat Canyon Trestle, the tallest and longest curved wooden train trestle in the world, hidden away in the desolate Carrizo Gorge section of the desert.