Author Archives: Cold Desert Canyon

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Racetrack Playa – Death Valley National Park

Since I am busy with end-of-semester work here is a quick link to a really neat video and accompanying podcast about the Racetrack Playa in death valley. For those of you not familiar with Skeptoid – Brian Dunning does a … Continue reading

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Notch Peak – into the cold desert canyon

If ever there was an inspiration for the title of this blog my most recent outdoor adventure – albeit short – is such an inspiration. I finally got a chance to flee the demands of graduate school’s first semester for … Continue reading

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The Notch Peak album

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Time to ski

Last year I took this video at Redpine Lake. I forgot to post it here, so here it is now to get everyone in the mood for the season.

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Northern Wind River Range – Near Granite Lake

I spent the week of August 8, 2011 hiking with my buddy Chad from Denver. He is a former resident of both Dubois and Lander, Wyoming and a former NOLS instructor. He has spent a lot of time hiking in … Continue reading

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Wind River Video

Chad has put together a nice video of our trip to the Wind River Range. You can view it here:

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Summer of Outside

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I have been terrible about posting this summer, mainly because I have been enjoying “Summer of Outside.” To keep all two of my readers interested, here are some pictures of recent adventures. (This summer should also be known as the … Continue reading

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Snowy July 4 Hike

The weather for the July 4 holiday this year was cool with intermittent rainshowers, but I decided to hike to Redpine Lake. The last time I was at Redpine was almost exactly five months ago – see post on snowshoeing … Continue reading

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The Park Service’s Best Kept Secret

This month’s adventure was to Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada. I had never spent much time in Nevada – other than a quick overnight in Las Vegas on the way to Death Valley back in January and driving … Continue reading

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