John Muir Trail Trip Report

Tips and lessons learned from my thru-hike of California’s John Muir Trail, June 15th to July 4th, 2015. Permits, resupply, gear, navigation, and photos.

Return to Haiti, Part Three

A rundown of the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti’s March-April 2015 “Cruise For A Cause” to Ile A Vache, Haiti.


Geotagging Photos in Lightroom CC

You don’t need a GPS-enabled camera to know where your photos were made. You can geotag later in Lightroom, and this will explain how, from a hiker’s view.

California: Freel Peak

Descriptions of the two approaches to the tallest peak in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Freel Peak. Camping and opportunities to summit more peaks.

California: Star Lake

An accessible, very scenic hiking trail near South Lake Tahoe, ending at picturesque Star Lake. The lake makes a great rest stop before bagging Freel Peak.


My First Year with Cape Horn Self Steering

People often ask me how I rest while my sailboat is still sailing and I’m all alone. A wind vane is the answer – and Cape Horn is the model I’ll swear by.

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