Andy and Ken at Sentinal Campground with our full packs on for the first time.SEKI Adventure Show Notes

Part 1

Andy and I start our adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). There are many reasons a trip can be an adventure and only some of them ares strictly physical. I certainly would experience several of them during the trip. In part 1 we get things going from our flights from Michigan to California, initial meanderings through the mountains in search of a campsite and stove fuel, and then the actual backpacking portion of the trip itself. 

Getting deeper into the mountains. With the rain coming down now and then sometimes things seem better in monochrome.

We saw this huge bear from easily a quarter mile away. This picture was taken a little closer than that but not a lot. He is a huge animal.You can see the complete trip journal in the A Wandering Knight blog (awanderingknight.blogspot.com). Photos are presented in several different albums and you can find those referenced from the trip journal. Video will be coming soon.

You can find complete photo albums that document the whole trip in Apple (doesn't show photo captions and EXIF data), Flicrk, and Google (same photos different presentations).

 

Direct download: SEKI_May_2016_part_1.mp3
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It’s time for summer trail maintenance on the North Country Trail (NCT). Andy and I maintain a section between 13 Mile road (Cleveland Drive) and 16 Mile Road in Newago County. The section also includes the side trail to Highbanks Lake Campground. All told the section is easily 6.5 miles long. This year we hoped to do a lot of re-blazing. Circumstances would rather dramatically affect our plans. Trail maintenance can be saticefying but it can be hard work too. 

Learn more about the North Country Trail at their website northcountrytrail.org. Andy and I are part of the Western Michigan chapter.

Get a visual sense of what things can be like from this short video on youtube (https://youtu.be/7iNYXnHSGnw)

Direct download: NCT_Summer_Work_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Top of the Park Wraps Up - Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2016

Top of the Park has wrapped up for another year. You can get more of a sense of what this year was like from the previous podcast (there are also some others in the queue if you look back far enough). In this one I feature bits of music from Shari Kane and Dave Steele, Whit Hill and the Postcards, and George Beddard and the Kingpins.

Direct download: Ann_Arbor_Summer_Festival_2016_Wrapping_Up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17am EDT


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