The West is full of ghosts. “Wanna see some?” after a couple of whiskeys down at the Bridgeport Inn and under the fading light of a dazzling, late Spring, Sierra sunset, we find the old, Mono county jail. It is open, wide-open. Nobody around at all. A couple of bare light […]
On the border of California and Nevada, just a bit north of Mono Lake, there is Bodie. A town that was built to die. In the last quarter of the 19th century this place was famous for killing young people with the promise of shiny rocks. By a twist of […]
Rise of the Ranges of Light, Landscapes and Changes in the Mountains of California, Heyday, Berkeley, California, 2011 On the Sierra Nevada: “All of my experiences in other ranges in the contiguous United States seem to shrink next to the scene before me. Here are more mountains of more different […]
Chawse State Park, Near Volcano California.
Earlier this month, Hall (@juniperridge) Alli (@nativeeverywhere) Jay (@onetrippass) Alison (@alaalison) Hanna (@kaptenhanna) Flynn (@flynnstagram) and myself, Obi (@coyotethunder) headed up to the West Point Inn near the top of Mount Tamalpais for an evening of wild mushroom foraging and bourbon cocktails…in that order actually. Mount Tamalpais, or, the Grand […]
We take this lonely season well enough. It’s where we live – spread far across the wilds of Northern California, between the big sage mountains and the endless carpet of conifer. We willfully obey all that the spirit moves in us.
We take this mist – run north. #northwestroadtrip