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Snow Creek

The Snow Creek trail is one of my favorite trails that takes you up and out of Yosemite Valley (the Four-Mile trail is a close contender). It’s steep, beautiful, well-maintained, and quiet. No matter what time of year I find … Continue reading

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Somewhere Beautiful

2010 marked a huge shift in my life. It was the time of my quarter-life crisis. I started molding a new my perception of myself, redefined what my life experience could be, and made certain promises to myself. The first big … Continue reading

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Of Mountains and Moliere

I stayed up half the night reading Moliere’s Tartuffe. Betrayal, futile persuasion, and religious hypocrisy? And from four centuries ago that doesn’t feel ancient? Yeah, definitely worth losing out on a little sleep for. Now I’m finally delving into Robert Jordan’s The … Continue reading

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failure and redemption

A couple of weekends ago, I spent some time hiking and lounging in the high country with friends. There’s nothing like sitting around a campfire in the cold, clear night air of mid-July. And there’s nothing like exploring new and … Continue reading

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celebrating independence

This weekend, I celebrated independence through a series of uncharacteristic activities. Besides the aforementioned Doctor Who marathon and intense reading sessions and river time, I went hiking on Sunday. But, fittingly, it was no normal experience. Perhaps I should propose … Continue reading

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Waning June

There are two days left in this eternal month. With neither positive or negative judgment, I say it must be one of the longest of my life. It’s been so jam-packed, with no such thing as a spare moment, and … Continue reading

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Chilnualna Falls

My uncle was recently in town and we hiked the Chilnualna Falls trail in Wawona. The dayhiking map for Wawona says it’s a strenuous 8.2 miles roundtrip. I don’t agree. True that I have a very biased opinion since I … Continue reading

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