I’ve got several weeks of travel coming up – on a plane as I write this - including a somewhat abbreviated stay at the Adobe Summit. If you’re going to be at the Summit and would like to setup a meeting, just drop me a line.
On a totally non-business note, I took a rare three day weekend last week over President’s Day. We took the girls down to Monterey, which they love, and had a chance to re-visit the Aquarium. It reminded me of my all-time favorite X Change event –held there several years back. I still remember that one fondly.
What I really enjoyed this trip, however, was day-hiking at Pinnacles National Monument. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Pinnacles and when I was last there my girls were too young to attempt the High Peak trail. No longer. This time they bounded up the very steep Juniper Canyon Trail – my youngest daughter was practicing dance steps near the summit while I huffed up the final steps laboring a bit and regretting my high-cookie diet. From Juniper Canyon you navigate the Steep-and-Narrow section of the High-Peaks trail. It lives up to its name. This is about as good as day-hiking gets.
You are, quite literally, in the Pinnacles with Condor’s nesting scant feet away and vertiginous drop-offs on either side. I know Pinnacles is in the middle of nowhere, but if you ever have the chance, the High Peaks trail is worth the drive, worth the time, and worth the climb. It ought be to famous. I’ve included two shots from Hikespeak.com that give a small sense of the experience:
Real post to follow!