Trip Reports

Christmas in Big Sur

December 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Story and photos by Scott Johnson // In December of 2002 I decided I was ready to do something new, disappear for Christmas. I was a NOLS graduate, Wilderness First Responder and my car got (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Cache Creek Wilderness, CA

June 18, 2013 | 1 Comments

By Deek Speredelozzi • Photos by Deek Speredelozzi and Ian Stout Red-Bud Original DAY 1: JUDGE DAVIS TRAILHEAD TO WILSON VALLEY The dogs had been raring to go ever since we’d left San Francisco early that afternoon. You (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Big Sur Death March—Day 3

June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Story by Deek Speredelozzi // Photos by Deek Speredelozzi and Shane McCarthy North Fork Big Sur River Camp to Big Sur Station The morning dawned bright and sunny, and thanks to our luxurious campsite—as it indeed seemed to be when (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Big Sur Death March—Day 2

December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Story by Deek Speredelozzi • Photos by Deek Speredelozzi and Shane McCarthy • Nowhere Creek Camp to North Fork Big Sur River Camp I don’t suppose it’ll seem all that hard to believe that nobody in our group overslept the following (Read More)

by Deek Speredelozzi • Mr. Know-It-All’s Blues Franconia Notch State Park It’s just approaching mid-day when I pull Dawn’s white Saturn into the Whitehouse Trailhead parking area. There are surprisingly few cars in the parking lot (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Big Sur Death March—Day 1

October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Story by Deek Speredelozzi • Photos by Deek Speredelozzi and Shane McCarthy • Big Sur Highway To Nowhere Creek Camp We parked the cars on a narrow dirt shoulder at the foot of Partington Ridge Road, along the side of Highway (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Snamping in Yosemite—Part 2

October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Story by Deek Speredelozzi • Photos by Deek Speredelozzi and Ian Stout • Yosemite Valley to Dewey Point The morning of Saturday, March 24th dawns with more promise than we had gone to bed expecting; and so, after rising (Read More)

TRIP REPORT: Springtime In The Cuyama Valley

September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Deek Speredelozzi • photo © John L. Wiley flickr.com/jw4pix • Tucked away amid the secret mountain ranges of California’s central southern coast, some miles inland, lies an inconspicuously-placed, and by consequence relatively unknown, river valley of profound (Read More)

Story and photos by Deek Speredelozzi • Circling the Canockies 4:30 PM It had been a long day of driving. Or at least my wife thought so. For my money, there could be nothing long, or in (Read More)

By Deek Speredelozzi • Photos by Ian Stout • Mineral King Thursday, May 31, 2012 I arrived at Sequoia National Park at a quarter past midnight on Thursday night—okay, Friday morning, if you’re gonna be that way about it. (Read More)