Carmel Valley is a great base camp location for anyone interested in exploring Monterey, Carmel/Pacific Grove, or Big Sur. For those who like to camp, Saddle Mountain Ranch Campground is a great place to call home for a few days while in the area. Like most private campgrounds in California, it’s not cheap but Saddle… Read More Glamping in Carmel Valley
Wow! When you find yourself in the Big Sur area, with the weather nice and you’re looking to get out for a great hike look no further than Creamery Ridge Loop Trail! This hike features 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean throughout most of the trail, provides opportunities to check out a couple of remote… Read More Big Sur Hiking
I encountered the coyote pictured here crossing my path on a foggy January day just as the sun was setting; just me and the coyote. If you’ve ever encountered a coyote in the wild, you’ll notice that they don’t tend to run off as most other wild animals do. They just stand their ground and… Read More California Coyote
Not sure why I feel the need to answer this question, or maybe more specifically defend myself, but it’s a question that swirls through my head from time to time. I guess I feel whispers in my head of negative energy, “…the poor guy is just trying to relive his glory days” or “I guess… Read More Why Would a Middle-Aged Man Want to Be in a Band?
What do braided rope and making a difference in the world have in common? Read this great article by Angus Hervey, featured in Future Crunch to find out. Although some of the references used in the story may fade over time, conceptually the analogy will remain accurate. Really liked this one.