Sunday, December 19, 2010

When the rain comes. . . .

Well, I was sure I'd be able to head out to Joshua Tree today for some hiking, but the rain appears to be falling all over southern California. Looks most of next week may be a wash out, too.

Kind of a shame, on several fronts. Besides the lost hiking days, there's a good chance the lunar eclipse on Monday night and Tuesday early morning will also be clouded out. Boooooooo!

Lunar eclipses aren't nearly as cool as solar eclipses, but it has been a while since I've seen even a lunar one. I thought I might even spend some time in the cold watching this one with my telescopes, maybe trying to learn a few crater names throughout the night. Instead, I'll just have to spend the week indoors, getting irritable and restless. Can't even head to a mall for some indoor walking this week, can I? Well, unless I went REALLY early? Hmmmm. . . ?


  1. Yep, same story up here. I heard Mammoth is getting 110 inches of snow! It's a good time to look through pictures...

  2. I just discovered your blog. Good deal, keep it going! Check out my 1000 hikes :)

    I'm only on hike #40, but I'm catching up to you. --Actually, I've done 100's of quality hikes but my mission now is to hike every day for 1000 consecutive days. Insane! Problem is, I am not climbing that many quality hikes, yet, but I am encountering unique experiences each day. Down the road, I will be checking out your blog and many others for ideas. Keep it going and Happy Holidays!

  3. Yep, been there. :D

    I posted a comment on your day #20 of hiking around Pasadena.

    1000 consecutive days of hiking seemed formidable, even counting urban walks. However, like anything, I suppose once you get started and make walking a part of your daily habit, it might be possible.

    Good luck!