San Francisco, CAUSA 94110
September 6, 2013
Did the Half Dome hike (20 mi. round-trip, 5000' elevation gain) in one day, with no conditioning beforehand, at age 45. At 56, not sure I could do that now. Backpacking trips of up to 2 weeks when I was younger.
I joined a mindful hiking group recently, as I've been on SF Hiking Club trips that are run like a stint at the gym. I had to sell Land I had owned for 19 years and was very intimate with. It tore me up. My dad took me there when I was 7; its in the ponderosa pine/black oak belt near Chico. I have many pics. For a year I've been in mourning and have not even been able to go into the backwoods.
Yes. Have extensive knowledge of native trees and plants, including food and other resources.
I'm a landscape contractor/writer who has been intimate with the backwoods of CA since I was 3. Redneck ancestry. Serious spiritual experience (mostly in the backwoods), and know how the Original People ("wild Indians") lived here.