Tonight I’m heading out on a long road trip. I wanted a place to collect a timeline of notes and pictures from the road, but publishing here didn’t feel right. Last week at the Evernote conference I discovered a new platform, postach.io, that lets me easily publish quick notes and pictures from the road using…

Last weekend we did a quick trip to the Eastern Sierra to do some leaf peeping. Reports were coming in that the colors were peaking early, so we thought we’d check it out. What we found was a weird year for fall colors. It seems that everything is either still bright green or already browning,…

Poor Excelsior Mountain, always in the shadow (literally) of its bigger and more popular neighbor, Mt Conness. The next highest point to the north, Excelsior doesn’t have any dramatic cliffs or sharp ridgelines to distinguish it from other peaks in the area, and it is often overlooked. In fact, I had never heard of it…

About twenty miles east of Lee Vining and Yosemite National Park there is a small high desert mountain range known as the Granite Mountain Wilderness. There are hundreds – thousands – of these small desert ranges across the western states, and frequently they are driven by at highways speeds, from a distance appearing brown and…