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Learning New Skills

After I finished grad school, I discovered that I had a great amount of time on my hands.  I knew that if I sat back and relaxed that I would become a couch potato and not grow as an individual.  Yea, sure, I played some World of Warcraft, watched football a bit, however I wanted needed some adventure in my …

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Hiking Mount San Antonio

After years of hiking in New England, where the highest peak is 6288 ft (1917 m), I had the opportunity to summit my first peak over 10,000 ft (3068 m). What an experience and I was able to share it with two of my best friends.  We left San Diego about 5am and 3.5 hours later we are starting the …

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Hiking Tuckerman Ravine

When I moved to New Hampshire, one of the first places I visited was Mount Washington via the auto-road; at that time I was not hiking.  I had read that some of worst weather in the world was here.  With wind speeds over 230 mph and temperatures below -100 F, I was very intrigued.  To top it off, this was part of …