Archive for the 'Hiking' Category


Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today Hana and I hiked around Pleasant Lake. The Pleasant Lake trail is surprisingly free of snow, given the storm we had over the weekend. We saw the usual waterfowl on the lake – coots, ducks, geese. We saw a pair of bald eagles circling over the lake and over a hundred geese on the […]

Double Quadruple

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Since we moved to North Oaks, my exercise has tended to have a predominant focus each year. Most years it has been bicycling; there have been several years in which I have ridden more than 2000 miles. Occasionally the focus has been hiking. Two years ago I hiked more than 2000 miles, and last year […]

Up and About

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Today Pat took her biggest walk since breaking a bone in her foot nearly 6 weeks ago. She hiked the trail that goes around “the island”, technically a peninsula in Pleasant Lake. Rather impressive progress!


Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

In both 2008 and 2009 my exercise consisted almost entirely of hiking. This approach resulted, in part, from the fact that I had been plagued by a series of aches and pains. In addition, there was a lot to suggest that Hana was a better behaved dog if she got plenty of walks. As a […]

Sweatin’ While Hiking Up Hill

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It is rather flat where we live here in Minnesota, so going out for a hike is not an activity that really raises one’s heart rate. One of the things that makes going to La Jolla attractive is the topography – they have some hills that that can be serious exercise to hike up. In […]

Hiking 101

Monday, October 12th, 2009

A few years ago, I started thinking that it would be cool to hike 100 miles in a week. Last year I got off my butt and did it. For a variety of reasons, I didn’t get around to attempting it until early December, so snow became an issue. The last day featured 3-4 inches […]

Mt. Whitney Photographs

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Greg and Dave recently hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, and back, and there is now a collection of photos on the web to document this accomplishment – click here.

Mt. Whitney

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Today Greg and Dave hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney (highest point in the lower 48) and back down. They had a good time, and things went well. The guys did have a few observations: The 2006 Tetons Death Hike was “physically tougher” The air is really thin above 12000 feet The strongest hiker […]

Three Months + Ninety Miles

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

I turned 60 in 2006, and to celebrate that state of affairs, my sons and I took a long day hike through the Tetons. As the idea for the hike solidified in 2005, I stepped up my exercise program to prepare for the ordeal. [Note: not all members of the hiking party took that approach.] […]

Hiking in Southern California

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I went to San Diego earlier this week, so I could hike with my son Greg to the summit of Mount San Gorgonio. At 11, 502 feet, Mount San Gorgonio is the highest peak in Southern California, and there is nearly 6000 feet of elevation gain between the trail head and the summit. We stayed […]