Too Hot at Pinnacles
August 3, 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 The plan was a good plan. Head to Pinnacles National Park for wee walk in the hills. The plan was scuttled due to the hot weather. So, a new plan was hatched. After sleeping in and relaxing a little, I decided to head to Les Schwab, where they kindly rotated Molly’s […]

Very Hot Pinnacles National Park
July 8, 2019

Thursday to Sunday, July 4th to 7th, 2019 The original plan was to arrive on Wednesday after work. But better sense and in invitation to a July 4th party changed my plans. Instead on Thursday, July 4th, I dropped Caroline at the airport, picked Molly up from Milpitas and headed over to Neil and Patricia’s […]

Glory Hole
June 16, 2019

Weekend, June 14 to 16, 2019 Like last weekend, we escaped to New Melons Lake. But this time a little further North and stayed at Ironhorse Campground at Glory Hole. Arrived just before sundown on Friday. Spent a lovely evening around the fireplace enjoying the warm evening. Woke up late and relaxed during the morning. […]

June 9, 2019

Weekend, June 7 to 9, 2019 The escape from the Bay Area was the usual traffic jam, but this was little worse than usual. But we made it to Tuttletown Recreation Area before the sun went down. We lit a fire a had a very relaxing evening.The next morning was spent installing the antenna for […]

Wet Weekend at Bass Lake
May 26, 2019

Weekend, May 24 to 26, 2019 Our original plan was to head to a campground North of Tahoe, but our reservation was cancelled only days earlier due to unexpected and late season snow fall. And Spring Cove campground along Bass Lake had opened for the season. The second storage box was installed on the roof, […]

Relaxing in Acorn Campground
May 19, 2019

Weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 Acorn is one of the nicest and closets campgrounds to San Francisco. Rain was forecast, but we decided to get away for the weekend anyway. On Friday afternoon we escaped via Calaveras Reservoir, which although nice, was a tad slow going in Molly and we ended up with a […]

Flat Roof Rack for Molly
May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Finally got around to putting a new roof rack on top of the existing roof rack. The roof rack that Molly originally came with had a pronounced curve, and we wanted something that was flat. So we repurposed our Front Runner roof rack from Sterlin; it got sawed in half. Now […]

Fremont Peak State Park
April 26, 2019

Weekend, April 20 and 21, 2019 Just landed from a long flight from New Zealand, and it was early Saturday morning. Decided to take Molly for a run South, as it had been a few weeks. The weather was not the best, it basically rained most of the time. But this gave me a chance […]

Weekend, March 30 and 31, 2019 Caroline is still in Europe, so ready for some solo hiking in one of our favorite parks. And, I discovered a new trail that I did not even know that existed, and I like it. Saturday was spent doing a campsite to campsite loop via Bear Gulch, the reservoir, […]

Arroyo Seco Revisited
April 2, 2019

Weekend, March 24 and 25, 2019 Caroline had left earlier in the week and I had been in Los Angeles all week for work. My flight landed early into San Francisco airport, I wasted no time to pack a bag and head south for some hiking. Arroyo Seco was the obvious choice, as it is […]

Weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019 The winter rains have brought wildflowers to the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and we headed South to check them out. So glad we did. We left Friday night, got caught on terrible traffic and arrived late into Selby Campground. It was not long before we where sleeping. We woke […]

Santa Lucia Memorial Park
March 3, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 Got an early start away from San Francisco, and for once did not really get caught in traffic. We had high hopes of making the campground before the sun went down. And we were making excellent progress until presented with a very prominent “Road Closed” sign. We speculated the recent rains […]

Pinnacles – Monster Weekend
February 24, 2019

Long Weekend, February 15-18, 2019 We spent three days in Pinnacles National Park to enjoy the three day long weekend formed by President’s Day. And we did a lot of hiking, even as the weather so not really cooperating. We have never seen this park so green or the waters running so freely. We hiked […]

Arroyo Seco
February 10, 2019

Spent a lovely weekend away at Arroyo Seco. We left San Francisco early on Friday in an attempt to beat the rush hour traffic. We failed. The drive, which should normally take around 2,5 to 3 hours, ended up taking 5 hours. We still arrived early enough to cook dinner and watch a movie before […]

Wet and Wild
January 21, 2019

Long Weekend, January 18 to 21, 2019 Spent the long weekend away enjoying the Northern California coastline at Gualala Regional Park. It rained pretty much all the time for the entire three days. The wet and wild weather didn’t slow us down too much, and we braved it to enjoy nice long walks along the […]