How To Build A Snow Cave

Snow caves are fun to build and provide warm places to sleep and take shelter from a storm. This is a brief how-to guide to building a snow cave. The snow cave in this example was built by 4 people near Skinner Hut at the edge of the timberline in late-December 2015 at 11,620 feet. […]

When in Iceland

When in Iceland I recommend renting a vehicle. It’s a round island with a single ring road. When renting a vehicle I recommend a 4×4. There are no trees, so you can drive anywhere. When renting a 4×4 I recommend renting a Land Rover. The British were an adventurous lot. When renting a Land Rover, get a Defender. It protected […]

Launching the Lifthrasir Rowboat

Last night we launched the refurbished Lifthrasir rowboat into the flat evening waters of the San Francisco Bay. The Lifthrasir had been in the boat shop since April for a strip, overhaul, and varnish. The launch happened after 3 hours of last-minute touch-up and assembly work by 20 members of the Dolphin Club Rowing Club, including my […]