Mt. Pinos on a Sunday Afternoon

by doug 23. January 2013 05:52

First a little housekeeping. For some reason my “auto email notification” that sends an email regarding my latest post –  completely borked  for the previous post.


You may have seen a broken link or a server error.  Regardless, that post is here – and is about creating the little slide show object you see below. It’s a mashup of technologies that filled my need for a simple slide show.  And it’s a fun project for beginning Asp.Net programmers too. Laughing out loud  (You can download the entire solution to play with.)



On to the matters at hand, we had an itch to get out, check out the snow and do some hiking, so we headed out to Mt. Pinos about a 90 minute drive.   More about Mt. Pinos here. 


Here are a few pictures -  it was a great day to be in the mountains on a January afternoon.

South Lake Essentials

by Doug 1. August 2011 02:12

It's the end of July. The LA Foothills are hot, dry and the mountains of the Sierra's are calling. Time to collect a few friends, pack up the buggy and head north on Hwy 395.

Well, that's exactly what we did. Our hiking buddies (Dick and Chuck) joined us on Thurs night for an early morning Friday departure. Our destination: South Lake, at the end of the mountain road out of Bishop, CA. We had a cabin rental waiting at Parchers Resort just a mile down from the lake. At nearly 10,000 ft elevation the air is exceptionally cool and clean. The creek behind our cabin (as with every creek in the around) screamed with high levels of run off from the winters whopping snow season.

We hiked, rented a small boat, fished, drank a beer or two and generally had an excellent time. Yeah, our cabin was a little rickety, but that didn't get us down. There was too much fun to be had on the trail, the lake, the snow fields and around the camp fire.

Check out the video, and take a 7 1/2 minute trip to South Lake to see for yourself. Enjoy!

Snow Surprise

by Doug 6. March 2011 03:13

With 3 weeks until spring, mother nature decided it was time for a rare snow event here in the LA foothills. Quite a surprise! Check out the video:

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Here's a little about me:


  • Web developer
  • Cyclist of mountains, bike paths and bike lanes
  • Hiker, backpacker, car camper
  • DIY guy - home improvement, software & home movies
  • Reviewer of novels and technical books
  • Married with cats and horses


My wife and I live in the shadow of Mt Lukens on the edge of the Angeles National Forest:


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