Sunset Atop Cerro San Luis

May 2020

Rarely have I enjoyed scenery on a hike as much as my sunset trip to the summit of this mountain in San Luis Obispo. This evening was a great way to start hiking in the area.

Hike Up to See a Sundown at Mission Peak

February 2020

A compilation of photos I shot during an amazing evening atop Mission Peak.

Trails at Skyline and Nine

August 2019

Two dayhikes, a week apart, took me through four parks and preserves at the intersection of California Highway 9 and Skyline Boulevard. The next weekend I returned for a dramatic sunset.

Stronger Angles With an iPhone

July 2019

Here are some of my recent experiments in composition with a new wide-angle lens.

Calories Up, Caution Down

June 2019

What started as a cloudy day turned mostly clear as I hiked to the top of Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Floating on the Wind

April 2019

Ed Levin County Park provided many views, not always on the ground. Paragliders and sweeping Bay Area views made this a memorable hike.

Varying Trail Conditions

March 2019

Calero County Park is a good local getaway for easy, somewhat scenic, hilly day hikes. The trails range from wide to narrow, dry to wet, and from grand views to cozy forests.

The Wrong Way to Horseshoe Lake

March 2019

Seeking a good view, I found the wrong entrance to Skyline Ridge. Even better, I took a wrong turn that lead the right way. But the view was worth getting mixed up.

Well, That Was a Short Hike

March 2019

A straightforward hike through intermittent rain with views of a nearby reservoir. And that’s about it.

The Squishy Trail to Windy Hill

January 2019

My muddiest hike to date climbed more than a thousand feet to one of those worth-the-walk views after weeks of air-washing rain. If you’re take on such a hike, go with a friend.