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Posts from the ‘USA’ Category

22
Sep

Death Valley Melts My Brain and Changes My Plans

Riding the bike to Death Valley I passed another mileage sign to the nearest towns.  This one was different though – at the bottom of it was San Diego 393 miles.  Wow, my destination is less than a days drive away!  Not my destination for that day, the one I’m going to wind down this phase of the trip to.  Maybe that’s what got me thinking…

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20
Sep

This Is Death Valley?

Death Valley National Park is easy right?  North America’s lowest point, hot, and dry.  Maybe worth seeing, but probably not going too far out your way.  Sound about right?  It’s certainly what I thought until the day before.

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17
Sep

Out of the Burning Man Bubble

A friend asked me if I felt like more of a participant or spectator at Burning Man.  The question threw me and I ended up saying spectator.  Looking back I’m not so sure that was the case.

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15
Sep

7 Things I Found Unique to Burning Man

Just because I found things that were familiar doesn’t mean much of Burning Man was.  The one thing I learned to expect there was the you never knew what you would see next.  Here are seven examples of this.

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13
Sep

5 Things That I Found Familiar At Burning Man

Burning Man is an event unlike any other.  At the same time, there are pockets of familiarity.  The difference is that you aren’t used to seeing those different pockets put together.  Here’s what I found familar.

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11
Sep

Preparing for Burning Man

Self Reliance

One of Burning Man’s main tenants is Self-Reliance.  Bring what you need to survive, and party, in the desert for 8 days and leave no trace behind when you go.  The execution of this principle has evolved into a shadow of the intent, but it is still farther than most people are accustomed to.

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9
Sep

Photo Essay of Lassen Volcanic National Park

I spent a day at Lassen Volcanic National Park.  My intention was to do the hike up to Lassen Peak, but it was closed due to helicopter training activity.  Instead I went to Brokeoff Mountain at the southern end of the park and hiked to its summit.  Here are some of the photos I took at Lassen. Read moreRead more