The Thrill of Discovery

It was as beautiful as I thought it would be

Lately, my blog posts have been few and far between. As many of you know, I have been a little busy with a hamburger restaurant in Escondido. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been taking some time out and enjoying the outdoors. Just not as much as I’d like. In my spare time, I’ve been doing […]

The outdoors, escapism, and selling hamburgers

Sometimes, this is enough

As I pass the one month mark since Burger Bench has opened, my urge to have an outdoor adventure has increased incredibly. The restaurant has been very successful, beyond what we could have hoped for. Our customers have been friendly and generous in their reviews. As can be expected, my entire days are filled with […]

New 100 Peaks T-shirts available

I Like 2 Hike t-shirt

Hello happy readers, I’ve designed another t-shirt over at Adayak.com that’s now for sale. Show off your propensity for strapping on some boots and carrying several pounds of water over great distances by proudly wearing one of these beauties. All 100 Peaks’ styles can be found at Adayak.com If you are interested in different colors or […]

100 peaks in 100 hours – Two of San Diego’s best endurance athletes attempt the impossible

Nick Hollon on Morena Butte

“Can you clarify what you mean by non-stop?” We sat in a coffee shop, respective laptops open before us. I felt old and slow, sitting next to Nick Hollon’s lanky frame, which bristled with energy and focus. He had emailed me, wanting to obtain some insight on tackling San Diego’s 100 peaks. He hadn’t realized that […]

100 Peaks makes the Union Tribune

Me, strolling on a bridge - Photo by Rick Nocon

For those that already haven’t seen it in my other social media streams, I was featured in a nice article in the San Diego Union Tribune. It was a fun interview with Doug Williams, and had a great time shooting with the photographer at Penasquitos Canyon. After he took his last picture, I didn’t waste […]

Peak a Peak and Go – 100 Peaks Youth T-Shirt now available on Adayak

Twins in the canyon

100 Peaks Youth T-Shirts are now available at Adayak.com. They’ve been available for a while, but I forgot to post it here. What a savvy businessman I am! All versions of the t-shirt can be found there, too. Many of my readers, including myself, have children that like to show off their outdoor prowess. Set them up […]

The 100 Peaks Blog Turns 6 – A Wildlife Photo Collection

Marmot on the way to Windom Peak, Colorado

It was 6 years ago on June 24th that I posted my first hike, to Iron Mountain. Since then, I’ve been a lot of interesting places and have seen a lot of interesting things. I normally do a photograph collection on these anniversaries, and this one is no different. I’ve decided to share my photos of the […]

Have I lost my mountain mojo?

The PD on challenging day on the way to Mount Whitney in 2010

About 9 months ago, I read the following paragraph in a blog about summiting spectacular peaks in the Canadian Rockies. I had been reading this blog for several years and his posts about the peaks he climbs in challenging winter conditions are truly inspirational. Many are climbs the likes of which I will never attempt. […]

Sorry, folks, about the retro posts

I’ve been porting some old posts from may manual blogging days into this blog. I disconnected all social sharing and unchecked some boxes regarding notifying you guys. For those that received so many updates, I am sorry! I thought I was being stealthy about it. I won’t post any more until I figure this out. […]