Campfire-side Chats with Ranger Ted, Ep 01, Yosemite

In this debut episode of Campfire-side Chats Ranger Ted provides fun, useful and insightful tips. One, use old-school paper maps for learning and planing. Two, play ‘Identify that bird call.’ Three, sing-a-long with your favorite camp song. Don’t forget to bring an eclectic collection of songs for all and tape the chords to your guitar. Today’s song is Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.

Leave No Trace Part 1: ‘Plan Ahead and Prepare’ (unlike I did for this video.)

Leave no trace. It’s obvious. Mostly. But there are several steps involved. Of course, it’s good to remember the core principal which is simply stated, “LEAVE NO TRACE.” Which means when you are on a trail or sidewalk or at a park that you pick up after yourself. Seems obvious as that kind of thing is what we teach to children starting at very early age. But as evidenced nearly everywhere we travel as humans, there are plenty of our […]

No T2 Today in LA River

The power of the LA River today is basically as strong as it’s been all year.  And all people, motorcycles and Terminator’s should stay a good safe distance away to observe. But please do observe and wonder at the power of this amazing NATURAL resource in LA.  Yes, it’s a real river that runs along a real river course.  Much of that is now concrete, yes. But it still retains many of the characteristics of the original un-concrete river.  Mainly, […]