Leaving the Lower 48

It started as a joke about saving $14 per plane ticket and ended up being one heck of an adventure. Six months ago we were looking for a vacation spot to link up with Dad and Elaine and we decided to look for something more outdoorsy not knowing what the ‘Rona would allow for. We…

a (longer) Hello! from the mountains

There are few places within a hard day’s drive of SoCal that are more beautiful and enjoyable than the Sierras. This month I had the opportunity to grab a backpack, a tent, and some rods and put some miles on my boots in the mountains. Absolute blast with picture perfect weather, great views, better company,…

a (quick) Hello! from the desert

Tux-sun as it is called. Beautiful city with some great MTB trails, one heck of a hill to climb on a road bike, and plenty of sonoran dogs to keep you fueled up. Start at the 50 Year Trail and go from there but watch out for all the cactus. They bite.

Tah-who?

Tah-who? Tahoe that’s who. A much anticipated couple of trips were finally executed this month. Kirkwood and Northstar each got a visit from a couple of Wiktors. Sophia and Will both got in on the action at Kirkwood marking the first ski day in this season for both of them. Poor Lucy kept Meredith back…

A quiet month

January was a quiet month. Despite the swirls du jour, we try and keep life as it should be in C-Bad: Rad. Naturally. We spent the month doing the things that keep smiles on faces. Cooked some good food. Made a couple of great cups of coffee (and cocktails). We even managed to get to…

Jackrabbit Camp

Dad got the adventure itch and William is always ready for a good time so we blasted out to Anza-Borrego for another physically distant adventure. I had spotted a few potential campsites during a few aerial adventures over the past few months. With a handful of grids in my hand, we set out to the…

Fire on the lake!

What started as a last minute trip up to Bass Lake ended up as a last minute departure from Bass Lake! The intent was for Will and I to take advantage of an open camp site and the long Labor Day weekend. We packed the car and drove up to Bass Lake with some friends….

Closing out an Adventure

The Grand August Adventure wrapped up with a stop at Point Reyes. We made a stop pit stop in Fort Brag where Will showcased his inner salty sea dog and the whole family gobbled up tasty morsels from Princess Seafood Market & Deli. Down in Point Reyes, the weather was a bit dreary – total…

Lost Coast Found

Ever since the idea was hatched for the trip, I was struggling to find a way to work a trip to the Lost Coast into the itinerary. Who would’ve thought it was hard to just swing on by the most undeveloped and isolated part of California…? Meredith was the one who hatched a plan, picked…

Walking with Giants

There a good dozen parks in Oregon and NorCal that make up what folks collectively refer to as “the Redwoods” including Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Redwoods State Park, Redwoods National Park, Humbolt Redwoods State Park… the list goes on. We had always planned on visiting “the Redwoods” as…