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100 Peaks turns 5 - Another Year Passes

100 Peaks turns 5 - Another Year Passes

The view to Palomar from Hot Springs Mountain Once again, I looked at the calendar and am reminded that something I created for fun (and profit!) has turned another year old. My ability to get outside seems to have diminished, but my life hasn't been completely free of the outdoors.

I was able to go car camping to Davy Brown Campground with my daughter, and did a lot of things I shared in my New Years post.

Some highlights:

And I had many other day trips, exploring Los Padres National Forest. I made some non-outdoor-related trips to San Diego, Cayucos, NYC, Pasadena, and San Francisco.

I feel there's a theme in these retrospectives. I kick myself, thinking that I didn't make enough opportunities to get outside. Once I start listing the occasions where I got out on the trail, I realize that, even though life seems the busiest its ever been, I still manage to make time for the outdoors.

Due to some crazy timing, I had to cancel my family trip to Sequoia. I was really looking forward to it, since I have only been there once (perhaps in 1995 or so) since I was a kid.

I have some news I will be sharing with you all soon, but I need to make sure it's solid before I do.

Sometimes, getting outside just a stroll along the bluffs, overlooking the beach. And that's enough. Somehow, I make it happen.

Carp Camping

 

 

The Franklin Trail - A relatively new hike in Carpinteria

The Franklin Trail - A relatively new hike in Carpinteria

Davy Brown Campground - Car Camping with Soph

Davy Brown Campground - Car Camping with Soph