Category Archives: 2014

Road trip, Part 9 – The Eastern Sierras, Oct. 5-6/14

We rejoined Hwy 395 at  Mono Lake, and turned south. We again passed through Lee Vining and continued past the turn-offs for the June Lake loop and Mammoth Lakes. Then we descended into the Owens Valley, at Bishop. From there, … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 8 – The East Walker River and Pyramid Lake, NV, Sept. 30-Oct. 5/14

Kathy and I bought 2-day Nevada fishing licenses at Ken’s Sporting Goods, in Bridgeport, in anticipation of fishing the Nevada portion of the East Walker River the following day. On the morning of Sept. 30, we left our campsite at … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 7 – Yosemite NP and Bridgeport, CA, Sept. 28-29

One can zoom across the Sierras by I-80. But it’s way more soulful, as my son Ethan pointed out, to cross via Tioga Pass. Since we were in no real hurry and had designs on certain locales on the eastern … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 6 – Alameda, Albany, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Bolinas Lagoon and beach, CA, Sept. 21-28/14

Mudflats along the San Leandro channel, which separates Alameda from Bay Farm Island, usually host a multitude of shorebirds and waterfowl, and are just a few minutes stroll from the Levy’s home in Alameda. There is a nice walk that … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 5 – Morro Bay to Alameda, CA, Sept.19-20/14

It was again a Friday when we left Carpinteria, heading north. That meant we were in for a hard time finding a campsite for the evening.  This prediction was mostly borne out, but we lucked into an available campsite at … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 4 – Gaviota and Carpinteria State Beaches, CA, Sept. 12-19/14

We arrived in Simi Valley on 9/12 and found it too hot for comfort. All of the LA Basin was sweltering, and we decided to leave for the beach immediately. Surprise! Because it was Friday night, all of the closer … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 3 – Zion NP, UT to Simi Valley, CA, Sept. 10-11/14

We entered the high country of Zion NP from the east, and then descended through the tunnels to the valley floor. The campground was full. We had thoughtlessly chosen to visit this part of the Southwest when it is full … Continue reading

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