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  • Mustangs!

    Wanting treats--as Diane Putnam remarked, they've turned into big chipmunks. They look good enough that they must be getting lots of food somewhere! I was out with my dogs (on lead!), and tried to walk away but they kept following us. I finally had to…

  • Erosion!

    New wave-cut bench along the east shore of Washoe Lake, a result of high water levels and high winds this last season. The surf was cutting into stabilized sand dunes and vegetation cover that have been there for decades, so this hasn't happened in a whi…

  • Wave-cut bench.

    A result of high winds and water levels this last season! Note the truncated grass cover and flooded (and now partly drowned) willows in the middle distance. Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada.


  • Last Chance Creek

    Near Babcock Meadows, Plumas National Forest, California. We were here with the kids over 20 years ago, in summer when the water was a lot lower, and saw lots of crawdads (crayfish) in the creek--which the kids found very intriguing! We didn't see any t…

  • Last Chance Creek

    Aftermath of flooding from spring a year ago!

  • Last Chance Creek

    Near Babcock Meadows, Plumas National Forest, California. We were here with the kids over 20 years ago, in summer when the water was a lot lower, and saw lots of crawdads (crayfish) in the creek--which the kids found very intriguing! We didn't see any t…


  • Spillway running

    Frenchman Lake, the reservoir formed by the dam, is more than brimful again this year. So we've staved off drought another year--

  • Frenchman Creek/Lake

    The flooded canyon of Frenchman Creek on Frenchman Lake, a reservoir in the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, California. Full this year!

  • Frenchman Creek/Lake

    The canyon of Frenchman Creek, flooded by Frenchman Lake, a reservoir on Little Last Chance Creek to which Frenchman Creek is tributary. The reservoir is actually a bit overfull, with the spillway running slightly at the dam (right inset). No drought th…


  • 1952 Allstate

    Sold by mail order(!) from Sears(!!). The experiment soon fizzled. National Automobile Museum (Harrah Collection), Reno, Nevada.

  • Mail-order car

    Seriously. This is a 1952 Allstate, sold out of the Sears Catalog(!) in 1952-53. It was not a big success and was discontinued thereafter. "Allstate" remains a Sears trademark to this day, for insurance at any rate. The inset shows a slightly better v…

  • Wedge Overlook

    Looking a bit more west of south. The San Rafael River is visible in the canyon below. San Rafael Swell, Utah.


  • Wedge Overlook

    San Rafael Swell, Utah. Looking south across the canyon of the San Rafael River. As far as I can find out the prominent side canyon directly across is unnamed. The inset is a view a bit more to the right. This area isn't _quite_ so remote as it used t…

  • Pacific Crest Trail

    South of Sonora Pass, in California's Sierra Nevada. The notch in the ridge in front of the hiker in the distance is above Leavitt Lake.

  • Pacific Crest Trail

    In California's Sierra Nevada about 5 miles (as the crow flies) south of Sonora Pass. The peak peeking over in the distance is Leavitt Peak (11,569 ft/3526 m). This is supposed to be one of the most spectacular sections of the PCT. The left inset shows…


  • Kennedy Lake

    Seen looking northwesterly off the Pacific Crest Trail, in California's Sierra Nevada south of Sonora Pass.

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  • 1958 Edsel

    Well, yes. _That_ Edsel. The byword for corporate blundering. Apparently, tho, the dismal reputation is not completely deserved. The car had been overhyped before its release, and then there were some annoying quality-control issues in the first produ…


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