Adventures & Travel

How to Climb Mt. Iraya

At 3300ft (1000+m) above sea level, Mt.Iraya is an imposing, recently-active volcano, that is sadly shrouded in cloud most of the time from the moist sea air.

We visited in late-April, and despite never seeing the summit all week, we …

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Kayaking & Spearfishing off Big Sur

Kayaking the Big Sur Coast

The Big Sur Coast is possibly one of the most rugged and scenic coastlines in the world. Highway 1 which winds its way above steep cliffs provide some amazing views. But if you’re an ocean lover, well the best way …

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Channel Islands by Beach Cat

The California Channel Islands lie 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. There are four islands, of which Santa Cruz island is probably the most accessible and interesting. I’d read a few posts on forums about people who had sailed over …

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Swimming in San Francisco Bay…

It didn’t happen overnight, but over the last several months I’ve been swimming more and more in the bay. Now I’m hooked. Like running, it gives you a bit of a high, and after a while you begin to crave …

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Tips for driving into Mexico

Watching the news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Mexico is the new Columbia : drug gangs ruling the streets; crooked cops looking for la mordida; armed robbers lying in wait for the first hapless tourists.

The state department has …

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Cycling Mexico’s Copper Canyons

Cycling Copper Canyon

In late 2011, we made a little road trip down Mexico’s Pacific Coast. On the way are the Copper Canyon’s, a series of deep gorges that cut through the Sierra Madre.

We ditched the car for five days and cycled …

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Packrafting the Cache Creek Wilderness

Cache Creek alongside Hwy 16 is well known destination for summer recreation. But upstream the road leaves the river, and beyond that is the Cache Creek wilderness, a little known and stunningly beautiful watershed.

Using the latest toy in my …

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Packrafting : The Escalante River in Utah

The latest weapon in my adventure arsenal is the ‘packraft’ and I couldn’t be more excited. In May we took them out for a first expedition down the Escalante River in Utah.

These lightweight, durable, inflatable bpats are made by …

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