Archive for the ‘Fishing’ Category

  • John Muir Trail III

    John Muir Trail III

    It’s been nearly a year since we returned from this trip. I guess it must have slipped through the cracks and I never got around to writing a trip report.  These things happen.  Last August, we met Steve & Nadia on the final day of their JMT thru-hike (Nadia’s first, Steve’s third).  Just in time, […]

  • La Jolla Spearfishing

    La Jolla Spearfishing

    A recent trip to Big Sur rekindled my desire to go spearfishing.  The ocean is warm and given my slightly elevated cholesterol, some extra Omega-3 fatty acids seem like a good idea. After some research, we decided to investigate the reefs outside the La Jolla Children’s Pool.  Apparently, this is a good beginner’s spot and […]

  • Big Sur

    Big Sur

    The last time I drove this section of Hwy 1, I was 17 and on my way to UC Santa Cruz for a summer of unsupervised antics education.  That’s where I met Tom, who would later inspire me to buy my first surfboard.  That was twenty years ago, which is hard to believe. This trip […]

  • Nicaragua


    Gosh, it’s been a while.  The last time the we got together for some tropical surf was Bali, Indonesia.  That was 2008.  With the impending arrival of my first kid, I’ve been feeling antsy and I wanted to get some surf before shifting into baby mode.  That should only last a few months, though, as […]

  • Lost Lake III

    Lost Lake III

    Our third backpack trip to Lost Lake in Kings Canyon National Park. This trip has become something of a tradition, and it’s always fun with a big group of friends. We encountered less snow than last time, and of course the fishing did not disappoint. Several new faces as you’ll see below – good times […]

  • Oxnard


    It would be a stretch to say that this trip was wilderness or adventure-related. We planned on surfing Rincon, but the weather refused to cooperate. Lopez fished for a few minutes, so there you go. We spent a couple of nights at the beach house in Oxnard, focused primarily on the consumption of alcoholic beverages. […]

  • Alaska II

    Alaska II

    We should have taken the near collision with a grizzly bear to be a sign. After such a successful trip in 2004, this year was not to be. We flew standby, which saved a lot of money but made for some long waits at the airport. It rained the entire trip, which explains the lack […]

  • Cuyamaca


    I’m not sure whose idea it was, but we decided to celebrate the end of The Lopilla’s bachelorhood by getting blasted at Cuyamaca. How we made it through the night without a complaint or visit from the park ranger, I have absolutely no idea. The Lopilla was in fine form, performing a suspiciously fast transformation […]

  • Rae Lakes

    Rae Lakes

    The Rae Lakes Basin lies in the Eastern Sierras and is accessed by a 12 mile slog over two high passes (Kearsarge and Glen). We planned this trip as an “intro to backpacking” orientation for a few newbies, but it turned out to be a little harder than anticipated. Sorry. Jason forget the reels to […]