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Nov 09 2014
Randal_Schulha
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 Guides 71
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ 
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Nov 09 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking7.95 Miles 270 AEG
Mtn Biking7.95 Miles      50 Mns   9.54 mph
270 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Leg stretcher before catching a plane for snowy Minneapolis. Hope to catch the Cards at an airport bar... :D
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Oct 26 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Wright in the Ahwatukee FoothillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 26 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking9.78 Miles 212 AEG
Mtn Biking9.78 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   7.82 mph
212 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Morning ride before catching the Cards game...
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Oct 25 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ 
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 25 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking12.12 Miles 490 AEG
Mtn Biking12.12 Miles   2 Hrs      6.06 mph
490 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Leg stretcher after spending the past 18 days in India...
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Sep 28 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Desert Classic TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 28 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking14.33 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking14.33 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   7.82 mph
500 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
Morning leg-stretcher after PEFO adventure. DC was a brand new adventure after the recent torrential rains...
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Sep 27 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous, AZ 
Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Sep 27 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Backpack15.16 Miles 1,060 AEG
Backpack15.16 Miles2 Days         
1,060 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
PEFO Pilot Rock Adventure 2014 - "Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous"
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8281

Rob del Desierto and I had talked about a PEFO wilderness backpack for some time and agreed that late September would be a great time to target an ascent of the PEFO high point, Pilot Rock :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=2238

As the date approached for the wilderness adventure, some crazy weather starting showing up in the forecast. This served as the primary filter whittling the original 19 committed/interested group of HAZers down to two! Rob and I had exchanged emails indicating both of us were committed no matter what Mother Nature wanted to throw at us - we had plenty of back up plans including;

1. Onyx Bridge :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=874
2. Puerco Pueblo and nearby rock art :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=875
3. PEFO Ranger selections from NPS site :next: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/off-the-beaten-path.htm (Devil's Playground?)
4. Rock Art Ranch :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=1303
5. Grand Falls :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=51

Rob arrived at my Ahwatukee home mid-afternoon and mid-dust storm we were on our way to Holbrook. We were treated to a great light show along the I-40 between Flagstaff and Holbrook. Once checked into our Holbrook Best Western base camp, we broke out the BBQ to grill up some choice steaks and corn-on-the-cob. We were soon joined by a lost beagle. Toko was her name per the engraved heart dangling from her collar. A phone number was also engraved on the heart. We called the surprised owner who promptly sent her brother over to Room 115 to collect the grateful beagle (grateful for the steak samples that is).

Saturday dawn broke with some surprisingly clear skies and a forecast for heavy showers beginning mid-morning.

We forced down some of the Best Western breakfast buffet (the self-made waffle with fresh fruit gets the only passing marks) while sitting amongst all the French tourists. Loaded up the F-150 and headed to PEFO about 20 miles east along the I-40 from Holbrook. We made a slight detour along the way, checking out the flooded Lithodendron Wash. Having explored this rare sight, we made our way over to the park entrance. I had my NPS annual pass ready, but we were being waved through by the Ranger indicating it was one of the "free entrance fee" days at the National Parks - enjoy!

We pulled up to Painted Desert Inn ready to explore the PEFO Black Forest and Quest for Onyx Bridge, but needed to alter plans. I had a chance to explore some parts of Mary Colter's renovation of the Painted Desert Inn :next: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/u ... b-2013.pdf and Painted Desert Rim Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=2236 while Rob took care of business from afar.

We continued our PEFO hiking flexibility by heading over to Puerco Pueblo and exploring the petroglyphs along the west service road heading towards Newspaper Rock.

Our afternoon featured a surprisingly dry and mud-free trek towards Onyx Bridge and some preliminary route finding towards Pilot Rock. Thanks Rob for pointing out the rock art panels and dinosaur fossils along the route.

We wrapped up with a late afternoon BBQ of some brats n beer at the Chinde Point picnic table area :next: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/planyourvisit/u ... _large.pdf before hitting the road back to the PHX area. I think I've got Rob convinced that all Country & Western tunes must contain one of the three main theme items;
1. Girls/Women
2. Alcohol
3. Trucks
Truly visionary Country & Western tunes contain all three main theme items...



Fitbit totals; 15.16 miles and 1060 AEG

Photos to follow (when I get the chance)...

PS. Post hike, we obtained an NPS brochure for Onyx Bridge :next: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/upload/Onyx-Bridge-Hike-2.pdf (includes GPS coordinates for bridge - feeling foolish thwarted again?)

PPS. Rob and I agree that a Spring Redux is mandatory to conquer Pilot Rock and the ever elusive, Onyx Bridge. :)
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Sep 14 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bass Creek Park - Brooklyn ParkMetro, MN
Metro, MN
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking1.25 Miles 125 AEG
Hiking1.25 Miles      45 Mns   1.67 mph
125 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After dinner leg stretcher after checking into the local Marriott...
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Sep 13 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Northshore Trail - Watson LakePrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Kayak avatar Sep 13 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Kayak5.00 Miles
Kayak5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.22 mph
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
Watson Lake – Prescott AZ

Headed up to Watson Lake for some kayaking with Lynn and our Shi Tzu. Lake was at maximum height from all the recent rain. Our timing was perfect since a deluge started just as we were leaving the park…

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Watson Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Lake was at maximum height from all the recent rains...
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Sep 07 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ 
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 07 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking13.45 Miles 690 AEG
Mtn Biking13.45 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   10.22 mph
690 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Late afternoon leg stretcher testing out the 100+ degF temperatures...

BTW, what ever happened to Tour of Spain coverage on cable :next: http://www.lavuelta.com/14/es/index.html Seems all we have served up this weekend are one-sided football massacres! :(
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Sep 01 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
SoMo Park Circle Route - 1934 Master PlanPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 01 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking40.11 Miles 2,327 AEG
Mtn Biking40.11 Miles   4 Hrs   23 Mns   9.15 mph
2,327 ft AEG
 
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Thought I'd start the month of September with a complete SoMo. 19.77 miles into the ride, I get turned back due to park closures from washouts from recent storm. Bummer! : :(
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Aug 31 2014
Randal_Schulha
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59 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ 
Ahwatukee Meander, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 31 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Mtn Biking20.22 Miles 790 AEG
Mtn Biking20.22 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   9.19 mph
790 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Two's are wild today. Leg stretcher after logging about 5000 flight miles the past couple of weeks and another 1500 miles driving... :o
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Aug 23 2014
Randal_Schulha
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Toronto Area - Aug2014, ON 
Toronto Area - Aug2014, ON
 
Backpack avatar Aug 23 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Backpack55.33 Miles 1,080 AEG
Backpack55.33 Miles7 Days         
1,080 ft AEG
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1st trip
Toronto Canada Area - August 2014
FitBit totals = 55.33 miles, 1080 AEG (108 floors)



BACKGROUNDER
Got an email from my Dad saying he just got a message from his Cardiologist that he's scheduled for an ICD implant at 10am on Monday 8/25 at Hamilton General Hospital. Time to re-arrange some plans, cash in some air miles, and head home to see my parents...



THE TREK

Sat 8/23 - Ahwatukee AZ to base camp in Burlington Ontario Canada via PHX to ATL to YYZ ( thx to Delta Airmiles).
Up at 3:30am to catch 6:00am flight to ATL (a quick turnaround having just driven back from the Big Sur Coastline the night before :next: http://hikearizona.com/photoset=31702 ).
Called my brother Rod while curbside at Toronto Pearson Airport to come and pick me up (he was waiting in cellphone lot). He transported me to my parents home in Burlington Ontario. Unpacked some presents from AZ and went to grab my iPhone 4S - short story it was gone - after much work beaurocracy, an iPhone 5S should be waiting at my home in AZ when I'm back (that was sure a complicated way to get a new smartphone just as iPhone 6 will be launched)!

Fitbit Totals = 6.06 miles and 120 AEG


Sun 8/24 - BBQ at my brother's
BBQ New York Strips, BBQ shrimp, corn-on-the-cob, and choice Canadian craft brews - Creemore Springs Traditional Pilsner :next: http://www.creemoresprings.com/en/Our%2 ... lsner.aspx and Sleeman Cream Ale :next: http://www.sleeman.ca/en/cream-ale ! Throw in a swimming pool, Blue Jays on the radio (miss voices of Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth) and late night poker game and that's Summer Canadiana just as I remember it...

Fitbit Totals = 6.17 miles and 60 AEG


Mon 8/25 - Procedure day at Hamilton General Hospital
6:30 am checkin for Medtronic Protecta-XT CRT-D implant scheduled for 8am in Electrophysiology Lab on 4th floor.
Dr. Jeff Healy - EP
Brian - EP Lab head nurse
Gary Stefanov - MDT sales rep
Laura DeBellis - MDT Clinical Specialist Certain "arc" knowing I worked on the original implantable defibrillators when I joined Medtronic straight out of school and worked with the pioneering team led by Dr George Klein based out of University Hospital in London Ontario.
Can report that Dad had classic indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with ejection fraction (EF) below 35% and wide QRS (above 130 msec). A right bundle branch block appearing on Dad's ECG could prove problematic, but Dr. Healy declared the procedure a success obtaining 80msec to 120 msec QRS width response during left heart lead placement in the coronary vein he ultimately selected. He fully expects Dad to be a CRT responder. I was having this conversation with Dr. Healy at about 9:30am as my Dad was being transferred to the step down/recovery ward. Dr. Healy ended the conversation by suggesting we stop by to say hello to Dad and then go grab a coffee and snack expecting discharge by lunch time. At 11:30am Dad walked into the EP Lab Visitor Room and the 3 of us proceeded to walk out of Hamilton General to the parking lot.

PS - for more serendipity for this "arc" - Dr. Jeff Healy is a medical graduate from my alma mater, Queens University. Gary Stefanov was hired by me into Medtronic. Electronics for the Protecta-XT CRT-D device were developed and manufactured at MDT Tempe Campus where I currently have an office...

Later in the afternoon, took my Dad shopping at Best Buy to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab S and FitBit ONE. Got him up and going in no time. Dad was raring to go to start using the FitBit so we did a mile circuit on the Burlington Downtown to Burloak Multi-Use Path :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19536 Dad reported he wasn't fatigued after the walk and wasn't "out of puff" the way he'd been feeling lately. Hmmmm - CRT or placebo effect already? Think Dad had almost 3 miles logged on the FitBit by the end of the night.

Fitbit Totals = 8.37 miles and 170 AEG


Tue 8/26 - "no plan" day
Mom was intrigued by Dad's FitBit so we decided to get her ONE too with a stop at a Canadian Icon for lunch - Harvey's :next: http://www.harveys.ca

Dad was feeling a little sore today and took one of the prescription Tylenol-2 and that knocked him out. Went to my brother's to hang out by the pool and BBQ followed by a late night Euchre game...

Fitbit Totals = 6.93 miles and 120 AEG


Wed 8/27 - waterfront day
Mom and Dad wanted to take me to the Burlington waterfront to show me all the changes that had been put in place the last couple of years. Walked a few miles on the Waterfront Trail - Burlington :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19535 before heading for lunch at a local icon, Easterbrook's Footlong Hotdogs :next: https://www.facebook.com/EasterbrooksBurlington

Fitbit Totals = 9.80 miles and 150 AEG


Thu 8/28 - MDT Canada get together at Ruth's Chris Morning walk with Dad to another Canadian Icon, Tim Horton's :next: http://timhortons.com Got together with the old MDT Canada crew, Ferry, Eric, Gary, and me, over an excellent steak and choice beverage to swap stories and get caught up. Also had to go check out the Bruce Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=15806

Fitbit Totals = 5.47 miles and 170 AEG


Fri 8/29 - Chaps Wings day
Morning walk with Dad to Tim Hortons for coffee. He's become an expert using his FitBit and is religiously synching with his new Samsung Tablet.
I think this is a part of the world that's serious about chicken wings (unlike the insults that are served up in Arizona) so I had a request in for some Chaps Wings :next: http://www.chapswings.com wrapped up the week sampling wings at Chaps. Yes, that's how to do wings!

Fitbit Totals = 6.84 miles and 170 AEG


Sat 8/30 - fly home day
Up at 6am to catch my 11am flight home via ATL carrying all sorts of goodies not found in the USA and prepared to battle long weekend crowds at the airports. Thankfully my TSA PreCheck status got me into the Nexus line bypassing all the long weekend crowds. Was first in line for each of the check points - amazing! Little bit of a delay in ATL due to thunderstorms and lightning. The one real benefit of air travel is that it creates some quality time to polish up a presentation or two.
Presenting at Whitehat Investors Conference on 9/17 & 9/18 :next: http://www.azbio.org/white-hat-investors-2014
and ASU Confucius Institute/United Chinese Association of Arizona event on 9/21 :next: http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/
Flight got into PHX almost on scheduled time...

Fitbit Totals = 5.69 miles and 120 AEG



THE FITBIT TOTALS
Saturday = 6.06 miles, 120 AEG (12 floors)
Sunday = 6.17 miles, 60 AEG (6 floors)
Monday = 8.37 miles, 170 AEG (17 floors)
Tuesday = 6.93 miles, 120 AEG (12 floors)
Wednesday = 9.80 miles, 150 AEG (15 floors)
Thursday = 5.47 miles and 170 AEG (17 floors)
Friday = 6.84 miles and 170 AEG (17 floors)
Saturday = 5.69 miles and 120 AEG (12 floors)
TOTALS = 55.33 miles and 1080 AEG



THE HAZ DESTINATIONS

1. HAZ Burlington Downtown to Burloak Multi-Use Path :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19536
2. HAZ Waterfront Trail - Burlington :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19535
3. HAZ Bruce Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=15806






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Aug 18 2014
Randal_Schulha
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Big Sur Coastline - August 2014, CA 
Big Sur Coastline - August 2014, CA
 
Backpack avatar Aug 18 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Backpack49.08 Miles 2,040 AEG
Backpack49.08 Miles5 Days         
2,040 ft AEG
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Big Sur Coastline - August 2014
FitBit totals = 49.08 miles, 2040 AEG (204 floors)



BACKGROUNDER
I’ve had a couple of previous opportunities to visit the Big Sur Coastline of California. Pacific Coast Highway return trip home after Hannah's wedding in Oregon :next: http://hikearizona.com/photoset=20147 required a definite redux in the Big Sur area. I also had a chance to visit during a July business trip to Cupertino :next: profile.php?u=5929&ID=46#T__105602_______1

With my August participation with a medical team in Leh Ladakh Kashmir India pushed out to October, had an opportunity to take my wife on a 30th wedding anniversary wish to the "Big Sur Coastline"...

Some things to consider;

1. Big Sur beaches :next: http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/beaches.html
2. Kayaking in Monterey ? :next:
http://www.montereybaykayaks.com
http://www.seemonterey.com/things-to-do ... /kayaking/
http://www.adventuresbythesea.com
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium :next: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org
4. Whale spotting along Big Sur Coast
5. Giant redwood hike
6. Big Sur history :next: www.bigsurhistory.org
7. Dogs are pretty much NOT welcome anywhere in Big Sur...



THE PLAN

Mon 8/18 - Ahwatukee AZ to Marriott base camp #1 in Monterey CA :next: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ ... -marriott/
709 miles, 10 hours 25 minutes per Google Maps Confirmation 88321895, 80,000 points Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey CA, 93940

Tue 8/19 - explore Monterey CA
Monterey Aquarium :next: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19459
Shoreline Stroll Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14425
Should consider Point Lobos State Reserve, North Shore Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=17784

Wed 8/20 - Monterey to Glen Oaks base camp #2 along Big Sur River in the redwood forest :next: http://glenoaksbigsur.com
30 miles, 0 hours 44minutes per Google Maps Confirmation P433714A6627, $249.62 pre-paid on Visa Glen Oaks Big Sur Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920 Hiking in Big Sur :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com The "must see trails" :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/mustsee.html
McWay Waterfall Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_mcwayfalls.html
Ewoldsen Redwoods Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_ewoldsen.html
Partington Cove Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_partingtoncove.html

Thu 8/21 - Glen Oaks Big Sur to Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites base camp #3 :next: http://www.avilalighthousesuites.com
116 miles, 2 hours 45 minutes per Google Maps Confirmation 211148994, $398.60 Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites
550 Front Street, Avila Beach CA, 93424

Fri 8/22 - Avila Beach CA to Ahwatukee AZ
575 miles, 8 hours 37 minutes per Google Maps Avila Beach Walking Tour :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=16084



THE TREK

Mon 8/18 - Ahwatukee AZ to Marriott base camp #1 in Monterey CA :next: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ ... -marriott/
Arrived at base camp dinner time-ish by the ocean shore to a foggy Monterey Bay where I joined onto Hwy 1, Pacific Coast Highway.
Ok, so it really took almost 12 hours door-to-door. Stopped in a surprisingly active oil field near I-5 and CA46. Lost Hill Oil Well purchase :next: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Hills_Oil_Field
Walked Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail out to Lover's Point :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19459
Also saw cleanup from the weekend vintage car auction :next: http://www.rmauctions.com/results/resul ... eCode=MO14 Amazing to see six-figure cars all stored outside in the sea-mist waiting for pick-up! Finished up walking the dunes and shoreline trails and over to Laguna Park :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14425 and http://hikearizona.com/decoder=13171

Fitbit Totals = 9.37 miles and 150 AEG


Tue 8/19 - explore Monterey CA
We picked up our Monterey Bay Aquarium passes at the front desk of the Marriott Hotel the night before. Pass is good for 2 consecutive days creating multiple options for us. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org
The Aquarium is awesome - hard to improve upon. Loved the modern blend of functional architecture with local history - the entire building is an ode to local cannery row lore. As each hour passed at the Aquarium, the crowd multiplied. We decided to check out for lunch. The Cannery Row Brewing Company was noted on the morning walk from the hotel to the aquarium. Much to my disappointment this is not a brewery. Although some craft brews are on tap, none were local (unless you call San Diego local for Monterey) :next: http://www.canneryrowbrewingcompany.com
This area could be called "ground zero" for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" :next: http://www.canneryrow.com/john-steinbeck.php
Lynn and I then headed to another "brew pub", Peter B's Brew Pub :next: http://www.portolahotel.com/#dining/brewpub/about
Crap, it doesn't open until 4pm daily. Ok, we had to settle for the faux English Pub (Crown & Anchor Monterey) across the road from the Marriott :next: http://crownandanchor.net Whale Watching up next from Fisherman's Wharf. The Princess Monterey took us to the Monterey Canyon off Moss Landing where we saw a couple dozen humpback whale breaches and many more surface grazings! Monterey Canyon is reported to be the undersea equivalent of the Grand Canyon matching depth and length and provides the diverse ecosystem to support the abundant marine life found in Monterey Bay :next: http://www.montereywhalewatching.com and www.montereycanyon.com After dinner walk out to Point Pinos Lighthouse :next: www.pointpinos.org and http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19513
Rooftop night long exposure shots? Did that plus a few around Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Wrapped up catching last call at Peter B's Brew Pub - excellent cherrywood barrel aged porter and buffalo chili topped with Monterey Jack cheese (of course).

Fitbit Totals = 10.90 miles and 260 AEG


Wed 8/20 - Monterey to Glen Oaks base camp #2 along Big Sur River in the redwood forest.
Morning redux of Monterey Bay Aquarium (pass is good for 2 consecutive days). After pulling out base camp #1, headed out 17 mile scenic drive from Point Pinos Lighthouse to Spanish Bay to Pebble Beach to Carmel-By-The-Sea. http://independenttravelcats.com/2013/1 ... alifornia/ and http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/17-Mile_Drive and http://media.pebblebeach.com/images/sto ... -drive.pdf Search for the "Lone Monterey Cypress :next: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupressus_macrocarpa
Also need to find the pullout between Carmel and Rocky Creek Bridge for tide pool exploration :next: http://hikearizona.com/photo=432293 and http://hikearizona.com/map.php?LAT=36.4 ... 2&Z=15&M=6 (found it! - dubbed this a new HAZ mini-description "Big Sur Coastline - Malpaso Creek to Soberanes Creek"). Poked in the tide pools - almost like an extension of the touch pools at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Stopped at Garrapata State Park Beach :next: http://www.californiasbestbeaches.com/p ... beach.html Access from the west side of Hwy 1. There is a fairly new set of wooden stairs leading to the beach. The surf is considered hazardous here and we could see why with some spectacular waves hitting the shores today! Did the obligatory stop at Bixby Bridge and headed non-stop to base camp #2. Checked into room 15 at Glen Oaks in Village of Big Sur to establish base camp #2. Settled in and then hiked down to the redwood grove beside Big Sur River.

Fitbit Totals = 11.10 miles and 530 AEG


Thu 8/21 - Glen Oaks Big Sur to Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites base camp #3 Checked out Pfeifer Big Sur State Park (north) and Julia Pfeifer Burns State Park (south) :next: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570 and http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/570/files ... ut2013.pdf
Note that these are two different parks albeit reasonably close together. 2008 Basin Fire has closed many of the trails in the north park, so we headed south. First stop of the day was in a Hwy 1 pullout because Lynn thought she saw whales - turns out plural was very correct as we saw about a dozen humpbacks in coordinated feeding mode. This would mark just the beginning of our whale sightings for the day. Think every stop today that had an ocean view that featured whale sightings!
Partington Cove Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_partingtoncove.html
McWay Waterfall Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_mcwayfalls.html
Ewoldsen Redwoods Trail :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_ewoldsen.html
Mill Creek picnic lunch (after $20+ purchase at Lucia General store) :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19444
Pacific Valley Beach - IMO this was the best beach along Big Sur Coastline (Orca sighting topped it off! Throw in some dolphins for extra measure...). Although this was our first visit to this beach, there was an “air of familiarity” to this beach. Don’t know why – location for commercials/movie scenes perhaps?
Pacific Valley Beach (just north of Pacific Valley Flats noted on HAZ) :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=13888 and http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_pacval.html
Sand Dollar Beach :next: http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_sanddollar.html
For what we originally thought was Sand Dollar Beach, turned out to be Point Sierra Nevada Beach (part of San Simeon State Park) :next: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/590/files ... re2009.pdf
Elephant Seal Vista provided multiple wildlife options with some Blue Whales offshore and the namesake Elephant Seals on the beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19434
Drove through San Simeon and stopped at the local beach before heading to Morro Bay.
Morro Rock Vista :next: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morro_Rock
After establishing base camp #3, did an evening stroll of Avila Beach. Avila Beach walking tour :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=16084

Fitbit Totals = 12.49 miles and 1050 AEG


Fri 8/22 - Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites base camp #3 to Ahwatukee AZ Morning walk on the beach followed by a leisurely breakfast on our oceanfront patio before the 600 mile sprint home. It was very fitting that a giant sea weasel (aka sea otter) made an appearance in the Avila Beach surf just as we were wrapping up our walk before heading home.



THE FITBIT TOTALS
Monday = 9.37 miles, 150 AEG (15 floors)
Tuesday = 10.91 miles, 260 AEG (26 floors)
Wednesday = 11.10 miles, 530 AEG (53 floors)
Thursday = 12.56 miles and 1050 AEG (105 floors)
Friday = 5.14 miles and 50 AEG (5 floors)
TOTALS = 49.08 miles and 2040 AEG



THE HAZ DESTINATIONS

1. HAZ Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19459
2. HAZ Shoreline Stroll Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14425
3. HAZ Laguna Grand Park :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=13171
4. Point Pinos Lighthouse :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19513
5. HAZ 17 Mile Scenic Drive :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19518
6. HAZ Spanish Bay to Bird Rock Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14560
7. HAZ Point Joe to Bird Rock Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14016
8. HAZ Big Sur Coastline - Malpaso Creek to Soberanes Creek :next: http://hikearizona.comr/decoder=19517
9. HAZ Garrapata Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19516
10. HAZ Bixby Bridge - Big Sur Coastline :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19443
11. HAZ Glen Oaks Big Sur Redwood Grove Loop :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19514
12. HAZ Partington Cove Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19522
13. HAZ Ewoldsen Redwoods Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=12500
14. HAZ McWay Waterfall Trail :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19523
15. HAZ Mill Creek Picnic Area :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19444
16. HAZ Pacific Valley Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=13888
17. HAZ Sand Dollar Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=14326
18. HAZ Point Sierra Nevada Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19533
19. HAZ Elephant Seal Vista :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19434
20. HAZ San Simeon Bay Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=19534
21. HAZ Morro Rock :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=16085
22. HAZ Avila Beach :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=16084



I'll post some photos when I get the chance. Enjoy! :)
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297 on 6D
214 on 7D
42 on Rebel XT
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SoMo Mountain Biking Potpourri, AZ 
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Mtn Biking20.08 Miles 910 AEG
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Sliced a rear sidewall on a rocky decent near the west border of Gila River IR and SoMo Park. Gel in my tubeless tires plugged the hole after losing a fair amount of air that left me just rideable. Fortunately a road biker had a pump (many thanks to the gent who's name I didn't catch) and got me back to normal inflation. For some reason this is starting to sound like an E.D. commercial, so enough said... :sl:
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Kayaking redux with Lynn and Chryssie (the Shiz Tzu). Stopped at Lynx Lake afterwards....
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Lynx Recreation Trail #311 - Lake LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Checking out the Lake and Ruins after kayaking at Watson Lake. First time visit...
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Mtn Biking22.64 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   8.39 mph
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Start temp 81 degF, finish temp 90 degF. Only a few "hard core" riders on DC today...
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Got Lynn and the Sea Eagle kayak (check out :next: http://www.seaeagle.com/ ) out onto Watson Lake. Car show going on made parking "interesting"... :?

Made our way over to Willow Lake afterwards to check out the kayaking possibilities. It's not really an option.
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