“Code Words” (Allison Gulch Falls – May 6, 2022)

As I continued the rough boulder scrambling with plenty more spots of bushwhacking through overgrowth, I especially had to pay attention to more sections…

“Not So Foreign Lands” (Puerto Rico – April 13, 2022 to April 22, 2022)

It was probably one of the diciest things I’ve done, but we ultimately made it down to the bottom where we were in the confines of this “cave” while looking…

“Getting The Word Out” (Bridge to Nowhere and Devils Gulch Falls – April 1, 2022)

This trail was actually surprisingly benign though I did at one moment jab my shoulder against a protruding branch, and it actually put a hole in my…

“Sudden Change Of Plans” (Switzer Falls, Cooper Canyon Falls, and Buckhorn Falls – March 27, 2022)

That really made me feel bad, and it was probably the last bit of reinforcement that I really pushed our luck with this bit of an adventure when so many…

“Technology Test Run” (Eaton Canyon Falls – March 19, 2022)

…I guess that just goes to show you just how urbanized the Eaton Canyon Falls hike has become that now I’m the outlier when I show up in proper gear…

“The Firefall Pilgrimage” (Yosemite and Sonoma, California – February 24, 2022 to February 26, 2022)

I was kind of hoping that we wouldn’t need them for this trip since the storm that blew by here two days ago should be long gone, but then I knew that the cold…

“Peak Of The Bell Curve” (Eaton Canyon Falls – February 20, 2022)

As we went through this part of Eaton Canyon, we noticed more infrastructure that I guess we hadn’t really noticed in our past visits (which goes to show you…

“Messy Productivity” (Lower Fox Canyon Falls and Fall Creek Falls – January 28, 2022)

Although this trail didn’t look all that steep from where we were standing, it became obvious that once we committed to the steep scramble, we pretty much…

“Prioritizing The Waterfall” (Devils Gulch Falls and Trail Canyon Falls – January 21, 2022 to January 22, 2022)

…in one moment, Dad managed to trip and fall down on the trail, where he actually landed on a yucca plant as well as split his pinky, which was bleeding…

“Two Weeks Too Late” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon – January 15, 2022)

Maybe it was a good thing that there wasn’t more water here or else there would be no way to even get a look at even part of the falls without getting right…

“A Jay Day” (Big Tujunga Canyon – January 8, 2022)

…all this barefoot walking (especially since I was wearing Chacos) made me very wary of poison oak exposure… as both Jay and I were bushwhacking…

“New Year’s Season’s Seizure” (Ortega Highway and Big Tujunga Canyon – December 31, 2021 to January 1, 2022)

She blamed me for telling her that it wasn’t the falls so she didn’t want to do the hike, but she didn’t want to hear the truth that she didn’t own her…

“Regressing To Old Habits” (Kauai and Oahu – November 18, 2021 to November 26, 2021)

…it was that thing where we could be suffering from FOMO (fear of missing out), but then again, was it worth contracting COVID-19 by being within the action?

“Hvílíkur Dagur Part 2” (Iceland – August 12, 2021 to August 21, 2021)

…it’s hard to convey that awesome feeling that I was witnessing something special, and there were hundreds of other people that have made this hike…

“Hvílíkur Dagur Part 1” (Iceland – August 3, 2021 to August 11, 2021)

I was thinking that it might force us to recalibrate our 1-5 rating scale, and it certainly got us to reconsider our current Top 10 Iceland Waterfalls list

“Defeated Purposes” (Washington, Oregon, and Northern California – June 20, 2021 to June 30, 2021)

And in one moment, I made a misstep and actually fell on my butt in the logjam, which was also partially submerged in water so my butt was wet…

“Making Moments” (Great Basin and Southern Idaho – June 13, 2021 to June 19, 2021)

But the end result of my efforts was that a sharp tree protrusion gashed my left index finger, and it seemed to be bleeding pretty non-stop…

“Feel It All Around” (Southern Idaho, Oregon, and Northern California – April 1, 2021 to April 11, 2021)

Indeed, it really seemed like the Dream of the 90s that so endeared a lot of people to the city of Portland looked like it was dead as we drove through the downtown area…

“Risks and Consequences” (Santa Paula Canyon Falls – March 5, 2021)

But just as Mom and I were about to turn and walk downstream, Dad suddenly took a spill and fell belly-first next to the ground that we had stood on…

“Devious Intentions” (Etiwanda Falls – February 27, 2021)

The cop was still there issuing citations. I took the opportunity to ask him where the nearest legal parking spaces were. At first, he gave me a smug answer…