Augustine Pass
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Augustine Pass

Weekend trip to the Bradshaw trail area, and the “other” Augustine Pass.  Moderate trail difficulty.  The weather couldn’t have been any better.  Three days, two great meals, and no people.. amazing. Beer and Cactus do not mix…  


One mans trash…
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One mans trash…

…is another’s treasure. Traveling the desert floor, one sometimes (often) finds the discarded trash of lazy individuals. These people find it easier to drive out in to the desert to dump refuse than to simply use the actual dump. Luckily this pile was perfectly good for warming an otherwise cold night on the sandy landscape. […]


New Design
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New Design

Another content holder, for spacing. The last site was far too slow on the old host. This new design is beefed up, hosted on a new server I built myself, and has dedicated bandwidth. I am also moving all of the picture hosting to Flickr, and using a new theme. New to the site is […]


SOTA W6/CD-016
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SOTA W6/CD-016

  SOTA activation of Ryan Mountain.  Video produced with Adobe Premier and After Effects CS4.  Ryan Mountain is located in Joshua Tree National Park, near Joshua Tree California.  Ryan peak sits at 5500 ft elevation.  Our activation was made using a Yeasu FT-857, a custom made wire antenna on a carbon fiber pole-fishing-pole for HF, […]