Sunday, February 22, 2009

Walking in LA

Hiking Club was in downtown LA again this weekend. This year we picked the LA Conservancy's art deco buildings walking tour, and again had a great time looking at buildings that thousands of people hurry past every day. This is the Eastern Columbia Building, a magnificent 1930 building of turquoise, green, and gold. A good time was had by all.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

At Vasquez Rocks

One of my local favorites for winter hiking is Vasquez Rocks County Park. The best time of year to visit is now, when the rain greens everything up and creates lots of little pools and waterfalls.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Old fans might remember the 2006 GC trip and this old guy we met at Phantom Ranch, who went by the trail name, 'Maverick'. You can reread my commentary next to this photo in the triplog. He subsequently has become a hiking celebrity of sorts. Then there's the recent news story from Grand Canyon Village of his death.