Don on December 31st, 2015

Thursday: (12/31) Another 32 degree morning. Granola for breakfast. I chiseled the ice off the windshield of the Jeep and moved it from in front of the RV. I then cleaned the condensation off the inside of the RV windshield and drove over to the dump and rid ourselves of the water from our recent […]

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Don on December 30th, 2015

Wednesday: (12/30) Back to the cold. 32 degrees this morning. Only 11 hikers for today’s hike. Once moving the cold wasn’t bad and after an hour or so the temperature improved and the rest of the hike was perfect. We hiked out along the North Wilderness Trail and back through the Balconies Caves again.   […]

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Don on December 29th, 2015

Tuesday: (12/29) 42 degrees again this morning. I met my 13 fellow hikers at the Visitor Center and we drove up to the old Pinnacles TH. We hiked back on the Old Pinnacles Trail to the High Peaks Trail near the top we stopped for lunch with one of the Condor Naturalist who was doing […]

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Don on December 28th, 2015

Monday: (12/28) 42 degrees when we got up this morning at 0730. We had a good rain this morning at 0430. Rain really helped the temperature. I fixed egg, cheese and sausage sandwiches for breakfast. My hiking group members are almost all present by the time I walked down to the Visitor center at 0915. […]

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Don on December 27th, 2015

Sunday: (12/27) 22 degrees last night, 30 degrees when we got up at 0730. It never really got warm at all today. The fern leaf encased in ice was interesting. We drove up to the Bear Gulch nature Center and looked around. Ranger Jenny was there with a volunteer from Santa Cruz. Lou borrowed a […]

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Don on December 26th, 2015

Saturday: (12/26) Granola for breakfast. We were up early to start our final preparations to depart.We pulled out a little after 1000. Lou was off in the Jeep to Costco for a couple of things. I was off to the gas station to get LPG and gas. Lou stopped by for gas there as well […]

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Don on December 19th, 2015

Saturday: (12/19) Some rain over night and in the morning. Too wet to work outside. I made corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast. I took a drive down to San Jose to pick up some things at Dawn’s place. I also checked the drainage pump there. All OK. I stopped for lunch of a quesodilla […]

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Don on December 18th, 2015

Friday: (12/18) Breakfast from L&L Hawaiian, my sausage egg an cheese English muffin and a maple bar. I met my 14 fellow hikers at Rancho San Antonio County park and Open Space. We did a nice climb up the PG&E Trail onto the slippery Quarry Trail then down on the Black Mountain Trail to the […]

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Don on December 14th, 2015

Monday: (12/14) The rains gone for today but we are colder. In fact yesterdays rain was hail in some nearby cities and some snow fell on our mountains. Lou made a nice omelet for breakfast. She and I were busy in her new shed. We erected the two other shelf units. She then was busy moving […]

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Don on December 12th, 2015

Sunday: (12/13) We headed up to San Mateo to Jack’s restaurant for breakfast. It has the absolute best food and service. After that we came back down to the San Carlos Airport to the Hiller Aviation Museum. This museum is largely about the helicopter and the airplane innovation that occurred here in the bay area […]

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