Sunday, September 25, 2016


Fall colors are on the way. Looking forward to seeing them. Until then, here are various Autumn colors I have photographed from a wide variety of locations. (And, yes, we have a camping trip scheduled in the midst of the color change in the mountains.)

Stone Mountain State Park, NC.

Stone Mountain SP, NC.

Stone Mountain SP, NC.

Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte, NC.

Kumbrabow State Park, WV.

Kumbabow, WV.

Seneca Rock, WV.

Seneca Rock, WV.

San Juan Mountains, CO.

San Juan Mountains, CO.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Rock Climbing.

Now and again I'll consider taking a class and learning some light rock climbing. Sometimes I'll look up on the walls and see someone making their way to the top of a cliff face and it seems like something I might want to try. And then I think of Mr. Gravity and come to my senses.

So I'll continue to hike and occasionally I'll do some light scrambling...maybe top out at what they term "Class IV". But nothing more serious than that.

Stone Mountain, North Carolina. Said to be one of the easiest places around to learn rock climbing.

Joshua Tree National Park, California. Where I did some rock scrambling and boulder climbing in 2010.

Saturday, September 03, 2016


I have noticed, that everyone says that they would be this guy:

But in reality, everyone who says that would actually be one of these guys:

Why? Because they wouldn't want to be this guy:

Or one of these guys:

Frankly, they would, in fact, want to be one of these guys.

Because when you get right down to it, most of us are just a bunch of Good Germans.