Category Archives for California.


Just Juanita #YesAllWomen 1851-style

Old buildings and ghost stories go together in American folklore. In the rough and tumble world of California gold country, there are many ghost stories waiting to be told. This is the story of Juanita, the only woman reported to have been lynched during California’s gold rush era during a racially charged event from 1851.…

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Rafting the Tuolumne River Wilderness

Gold Country, California is a way to disconnect from online life in the modern world. I spent two days trying to tweet and make calls on my cellphone in Calaveras County and Tuolumne County northwest of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Reception was spotty regardless of your cell phone provider. There was…

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Tour of California cycling race in Monterey

Travel got me into cycling races. Summer travel to Europe was the specific catalyst for an interest in road cycling due to the one constant every July for three weeks is Tour de France. Lance Armstrong, superstar, superdoped athlete was a familiar summer face when I was in Ireland, Netherlands and Germany and regardless of…

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California Poppy Fields Forever

Today is a thick, chilly high fog layer over Monterey. Summer tends to be the misty, warmer ground fog layer. Even a ten mile drive into Carmel Valley did not get me past the fog layer this morning. Carmel Valley Road about 30 miles southeast of Carmel-by-the-sea. June 2013. The sky looked to be clear…

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