17Jun/17

From Mountain Top To Valley And Back (1)

The Green Mountain Club is the founder and maintainer of the Long Trail – the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. All proceeds from the 21k and 42k race entry fees will go to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve to help them continue the great work they do. All proceeds from the 5k race entry fees will go to the Exceptional Foundation as a thank you for making the race medals for the last 2 years.mountain

BTW there really isn’t any meaningful amount of connecting VTA bus traffic at Mountain VIew today, and there will be less in the future as VTA’s service continues to implode as the agency squanders hundreds of millions of public tax dollars on BART to Berryessa, to the exclusion of every other thing.mountainmountain

And, by the way, we’ve had people screaming about reducing growth here the whole time too, so that’s not a solution either. …

08Jun/17

Facts About The Mountain Lion

Dobie Mountain is the summit that lies just to the north of the ultra-popular Humpback Rocks. If you plan to hike this as the shorter 3.6-mile version, turn right and head south; otherwise, turn north and descend on the AT. After a half mile of descent down some switchbacks, I came to a very small clearing with a view north to Bear Den and Scott Mountains in Shenandoah.mountainmountain

Like the mountain climber, once that intermediate goal is accomplished, then you will find yourself halfway up the mountain. It took the right people in the right place at the right time to make this happen. Conquer that single piece of ground and you will surely conquer the mountain in time. The bikes of choice in Whistler at the time were heavy overbuilt freeride bikes with double-crown forks and 3” tires built for jumping off roofs and big stunts. We crossed the …

12Apr/17

Skinner Mountain Ride (1)

There are three main types of mountains: volcanic , fold , and block 15 All three types are formed from plate tectonics : when portions of the Earth’s crust move, crumple, and dive. While it’s not as grand, this view is remarkable in that Mt. Marshall and the Peak, which are far away in the north district, are still visible from here. When he left the building for the last time he was rolled out the west front door. I skipped that detour to shorten the hike and cut back on the elevation gain; however, I have included in this post a description of a half-mile detour down the AT to a view of Bear Den and Scott Mountain. Zero upon a view (sunrise, river, farms, or forest), you wish to present through your mountain landscape drawing. Take a minute to give some consideration to your most recent mountain climbing …

07Apr/17

Robertson Mountain

For many years of my life, I was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. My days to record are in August, so it’s time to beat the crunch and get some step outs and samples made, and perhaps even a bonus table runner started in different colorways and fabrics. Between the base of the mountain and the summit, there is a variety of change and challenge. The wheels were set in motion for the idea of developing an international mountain bike travel company during the winter of 2001 while eating fondue and drinking wine in a little chalet perched above the town of Haute Nendaz, in the Swiss Alps. The Bonanza on Dobie Mountain is, by my understanding, the most easily accessible plane wreckage near Charlottesville. We visited a special exhibit in London portraying the American Revolution from the Brit’s point of view. I am working on completing …

12Mar/17

Green Mountain Club

Owner of Mountain Wanderer Map and Book Store and avid hiker for 30 years. Like the mountain climber, once that intermediate goal is accomplished, then you will find yourself halfway up the mountain. It took the right people in the right place at the right time to make this happen. Conquer that single piece of ground and you will surely conquer the mountain in time. The bikes of choice in Whistler at the time were heavy overbuilt freeride bikes with double-crown forks and 3” tires built for jumping off roofs and big stunts. We crossed the Robinson River and passed the Whiteoak Canyon trailhead before the road narrowed significantly to the point where probably only one car could get by at a time. The view overlooks a long chain of mountains sprawling down the east side of the Connecticut River valley. Within the app you are able to view a …