Wednesday, November 30, 2005 

On a scale of 'YAY' to 'MEH'...


BBC NEWS : Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'



Cheney = War Criminal

I coulda told 'em that...


Another Hike Up Bald Rock...


Mainly went out to check on my cache that I hid a few weeks back (GPS coord. N 39° 38.490 W 121° 21.040 ). It's still in good condition, with a few added goodies that someone else left. Started to snow a little on my way out, not quite cold enough for it to stick though. Soon though I should be frolicking in the snow on top of my favorite mountain! Posted by Picasa



You can see the water draining out of the mountain... I can't wait 'till it starts snowing up here heavily!!! Posted by Picasa



I would beat the living snot out of this person, if only I knew who they were. I can't believe somebody would spray paint on the side of such a wonderful natural treasure. Jackasses!!! Posted by Picasa



Woman has first face transplant

Now that's some crazy isht!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 

Site Redesign... again

Redesigned my site again... howsit look?


Latest Hiking Trip: Almost to Phantom Falls Near Oroville Ca


Went hiking today, perfect day to go hiking (for me anyway). Heres a pic of 'Crazy Ivan' at the trailhead for Phantom Falls (which I thought I made it to, but didn't hike far enough)GPS Coord: 39° 36.212n 121° 33.709w Posted by Picasa



The start of my hike, some would say it was a poor time to go hiking. I'd say screw them, I wanna go hiking! Posted by Picasa



On the way to the falls, one of the many tributaries flowing into the falls. Posted by Picasa



What I thought were Phantom Falls, but are some much smaller falls on the way, I love the way the fog frames the water. Posted by Picasa



The falls again  Posted by Picasa



Next to the falls. Posted by Picasa



Kinda sucks that I didn't actually get to my real destination, but the hike was fun anyway!  Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 28, 2005 


Nobody seemed to be leaving comments since my layout redesign. I think it is due to the lack of a "click here to leave comments" button. So if this is true, and you wanna comment, click the number next to the blog title (usually a "0").

Happy commenting!!!



So, I don't think I'll be celebrating Christmas anymore... But I should have a holiday to celebrate since Dec 25 is the only day I get off of work during this godawful (sp?) month...

Maybe I could celebrate Kwanzaa . It's principles I agree with, so why not?


Friday, November 25, 2005 

He's Joking Right???

I hate Michael Brown.


WTf?!? "TV Licensing"

TV Licensing

I especially like this bit...

TV Licensing - About Us: "We use various methods in which to achieve this which include sending reminders, processing queries, applications and payments, and maintaining an accurate licence database. We also use technology to identify and visit people who we believe are using a TV without a valid licence.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 

Random Oregon Trip.


Just got back from a random trip to Oregon I decided to take on a whim. Had fun visiting w/ my Dad, trying to convince him to move down to California. Anyways the picture above was taken near the house I grew up in, beautiful area! Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 21, 2005 

Hehehe... Moron

"They've locked down thier fortress, with locks!!!"

Thursday, November 17, 2005 

blue pumpkins

Lily: Is that a pumpkin?
Jacob: No, but it's orange like a pumpkin.
Lily: Orange?
Jacob: Yes, pumpkins are orange.
Lily: Oh.
Jacob: What color are pumpkins, Lily?
Lily: Blue!
Jacob: You must not have been listening, huh?
Lily: (very gir-like) Yeah!!!!!! (skips away)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 

Bald Rock Canyon hike.


So today I took a rather long hike at Bald Rock Canyon. There was a lot of cool stuff to see. Crazy land formations all over the place! Take a look at the pics below and see.
Here is a pic of my beloved car "Crazy Ivan" chillin' at the trailhead (39°38.60N 121°18.40W) shortly after my arrival. Posted by Picasa



A small waterfall not too far off the trail, it was quite peaceful at this spot. Posted by Picasa



Bald Rock Canyon, my destination is the bottom. Posted by Picasa



Almost to the bottom of the trail, you had t walk through this crack, it was a tight squeeze w/ my backpack. I should have taken a picture w/ me in the crack to show scale, but lemme tell you, it's BIG! Posted by Picasa



The view of the canyon as I got to the bottom of the trail. This was a hard shot w/ the bright sunlight and the shadow of the mountain, but I like it! Posted by Picasa



Me chillin on a GIANT slab of granite. Posted by Picasa



Last shot, view of the canyon looking downriver. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 

More geocaching!


Found my second and third geocaches today. Beautiful day out on Bald Rock, extremely windy though! Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 14, 2005 

My first geocache find!!!


Took the girls out to go geocaching for the first time, good times. This is the view from the geocache site at coordinates N39°31.073 W121°32.890 If you have no idea what it is I'm talking about, visit Posted by Picasa


Looks like strawberry shortcake eh?


Well it's really a fungus called Bloody Tooth (Hydnellum peckii, thanks to Clive Shirley for the identification ). Found it on a recent bushwack hike with Steph. Posted by Picasa


Tonight's Wine

The kid at the grocery store recommended it. We'll see how good it is soon.

Friday, November 11, 2005 

New Layout...

Well, it still needs a few more tweaks (such as aligning the subtitle at the top of the page), but I think this layout looks a wee better, I dunno, whaddya think?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 

Bald Rock!!!

Jon and I took our longest hike through Bald Rock today (well technically yesterday as it is 1:08am now). This time we didn't just explore on the granite but went down into the forest below Bald Rock (which might I add is THICK). We searched for a geocache, but concluded it had been destroyed. I had a blast on this hike, and am now planning to take a 2 day hike out at Lassen Peak north of Oroville.

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Jon playing with the GPS reciever.

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Jon Chillin' in the cave (in B&W!).

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Me chillin' in the cave (again).

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At this point we are pretty deep in the woods, good thing the GPS kept a lock.

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Jon setting up our first geocache ( check out )

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Awesome shot I must say.

from the desktop of Trogdor

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