Tag Archives: California

NoCal Beach Bouldering


Ever since I saw the climbing movie Rampage I have wanted to visit Humboldt County California. We planned on spending a night in Arcata California on our way to Bend Oregon. Driving up to the Moonstone Beach I was instantly stoked and ready to ‘scend. There weren’t many hard problems on the beach and I didn’t love the type of rock but the setting and aesthetics of the location were mind blowing. Ellen was still [...]


Lots of Wine + Biking = Great Times!


Beautiful sunny Sonoma, California. An exquisite place to grow grapes, also an exquisite place to drink the by-product of grapes and live a grand life. Ellen’s relative, Marnie, from Stanford connected us with a relative of hers in Sonoma. Doug & Penney graciously welcomed us into their home. They own the touring company, Goodtime touring company and do an excellent job. Doug is the former mayor of Sonoma and as such knows so much about [...]


The Zoo


“But I want to go to the zoooooooo! I want to see a tiger!”. Who do you think said these words? Well we ended up visiting the San Francisco zoo on our way up to Sonoma. I love zoos. So much so that a few years ago I visited the Toronto Zoo by myself in order to marvel at the majesty and evolutionary might of the caged creatures. I did however catch flak from friends [...]


Iron Man

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We didn’t think we would be bouldering in bishop due to our late season arrival. However, Monsieur el niƱo was on our side and I had time to dispatch a couple of climbs that I had previously tried in bishop. The race was on to climb before the rattlesnakes awoke, but thankfully colder temperatures and unexpected snowfall prior to our arrival had the boulders at our fingertips. Arriving at the ironman I was greated by [...]