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Drought and Fire Restrictions: How NOT to End Up on the 11:00 News

It’s dry out west, really dry.  According to National Public Radio, fire authorities are fighting about three times the normal number of fires.  So, how not to burn the whole place down?   Wood Fires First, and maybe this goes without saying, but open wood fires aren’t such a good idea in a drought.  Wood […]

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Desert Divide Dozen - Day One

The Desert Divide Dozen: Peak Bagging on the Pacific Crest Trail

The San Jacinto Mountains are one of the principal mountain ranges in Southern California. Multiple summits rise more than 10,000′/3050m above sea level. The beautiful but popular northern section of the range offers some of the most best hiking and backpacking in Southern California. But I had something else in mind this past Memorial Day […]

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