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Jacob D

Dad, Runner, Student, Berserker, Questionable Partner... on my path to living an exceptional and real life.

May 29, 2012

The Lost Coast really does live up to its name. The place itself seems as if it could vanish from the Earthly plane when the fog blows in just right, which it often does. It sits so far to the North end of the state that it’s a haul to get to, regardless of where someone is coming from. My…

Read the PostFear on the Lost Coast

April 1, 2012

It’s April 1st, so it only seemed fitting to post some nonsense, but regardless of the date significance, the timing just seemed right. I have a five year old and preschooler on spring break and the flu virus has visited me to thwart my plans henceforth, striking both kids in a timely manner as well. As the dust from this…

Read the PostUrban Decay at Mare Island

September 8, 2011

The plan: see as much of the park as possible without over-doing the hiking. This route meanders through grassy meadows, along creeks (and through them), past water falls, through pine forests, among steaming pits of molten sulfur, across volcanic lava beds and scree, over the top of a cinder cone, and past many lakes. In the United States there is…

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August 15, 2011

If we were playing $20,000 Dollar Pyramid and the answer was “The Bay Area”, someone might shout out some clues like “Uber expensive town homes, Silicon Valley, traffic congestion!!”, and if they were really awesome maybe even “The Ohlone Wilderness Trail!”. Wilderness in the Bay Area is a bit of an anomaly, but if you know where to look you…

Read the PostAll Ohlone in the Bay Area