June 6, 2020
Me and dad hiking at the Blackrock Trailhead in the Sequoia National Forest in California.
A video of the trees and sky at the Blackrock Trailhead in the Sequoia National Forest in California.
June 7, 2020
A trip up to Idyllwild, CA. A view of Tahquitz Peak from Humber Park. Phil Toma was with us.
June 8, 2020
Today Dad had his second cataract surgery. Since I couldn't even go into the hospital with him, I took a drive into a couple of local canyons just because I could.
First I drove into Pico Canyon. Google maps made it look like I could drive for miles and eventually come out at a different highway. Alas, it was gated after only a short distance.
The second canyon I drove into was called Towsley Canyon. It was a very similar canyon.
June 9, 2020
Dad and I drove up into the hills above La Cañada Flintridge on the Angeles Forest Highway. Turned on the Sierra Hwy near Palmdale and then took Soledad Canyon Road towards home.
June 10, 2020
Today we drove up to Mt. Pinos, then down Lockwood Valley Rd to CA-33 to Ojai. Then home.
June 11, 2020
Dad and I drove north into the Eastern Sierras. Quick stop at Dehy Park in Independence, then north from Bishop on hwy US-6 to Benton, CA-120 west to US-395, south to Mammoth Lakes. A quick stop at Convict Lake, then on to our hotel in Bishop.
June 12, 2020
Driving home from the Sierras we stopped at Big Pine Creek. I took a 2 hour hike. 2 miles (1 in; 1 out). Start at 7,670ft elevation - high point 8,135ft.
June 13, 2020
Last day before heading back to Oklahoma. A drive on Kanan Dume Road, 3 sets of tunnels, then a drive along the beach to Ventura Pier.