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Outside Idyllwild: Spring in Idyllwild …

Outside Idyllwild: Spring in Idyllwild …

Once again it is springtime in Idyllwild. This season brings lilac flowers, Pacific Crest Trail hikers, goldfields carpeting Garner Valley, butterflies, rock climbers, nesting and migrating birds, wildflowers, green hillsides, running streams and so much more to the Hill. An April rain shower freshened things up and washed the panorama all clean. The late snows […]

Outside Idyllwild: More or Les …

Outside Idyllwild: More or Les …

After the departure of Miss Wyoming, I have returned to a normal routine. This week, I spent time with my friends Les and Cheri Walker. He enjoys getting out on the dirt roads and exploring in Garner Valley and beyond. This week, Les and I drove up the control road past Halfway Spring and returned […]

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Outside Idyllwild: Hopscotch …

Last week turned out to be another one of those weird, and yet normal for the Hill, weather weeks that we seem to get every spring.

Outside Idyllwild: Idyllwild revisited …

Outside Idyllwild: Idyllwild revisited …

It has been a very interesting week to say the least. After Miss Wyoming, aka Sue Briggs, arrived last Wednesday, I have spent my time showing her around our local mountains. I had fun introducing her around town and showing her the sights. Sue is one of friendliest and most outgoing people I have ever […]

Outside Idyllwild: Pacific Crest Trail hikers and other stories …

I have not made it back down to Halfway Spring as of yet. I will probably go on Wednesday the day this edition of the Town Crier comes out. For another reason, Wednesday should be a big day. I am planning a photo shoot for the day and Miss Wyoming will be arriving later that […]

Outside Idyllwild: Halfway Spring …

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to some folks about eagles. One of them, Brian, mentioned there is a golden eagle nest down at Halfway Spring on the control road going toward Hemet. This surprised me. I was not aware there were golden eagles in these parts. However, Brian also mentioned that the […]

Outside Idyllwild: In like a lamb, out like a lion …

Another March miracle? No, just a normal winter occurrence. Something us Hill folk deal with every year. One day it’s 70 degrees. Two days later we have a high of 30 degrees and a couple of days of daytime temperatures below freezing. For once, Miss Wyoming gets to tell me about walking around in shirt […]

Outside Idyllwild: ACL, PCT, PDT and American coots …

Outside Idyllwild: ACL, PCT, PDT and American coots …

It has been a very interesting week. First, I sustained another knee injury. This time, I injured my right knee. I was laid up for almost the entire week. For two days, I could barely stand up and walking was a challenge. The pain index was hovering around 7.5 on the “10 being worst” scale. […]

Outside Idyllwild: Old dog, new tricks …

Outside Idyllwild: Old dog, new tricks …

I have been planning a trip to New England for the last several months and plan to go sometime in June. I have several reasons for going back east but hiking some of the famous peaks is high on the list. I have no plans to do the Appalachian Trail as a thru hike, or […]

Outside Idyllwild: Time to work out the kinks …

Outside Idyllwild: Time to work out the kinks …

My plan for springtime was to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to Idyllwild. This is a 180-mile section of the PCT and it will take money, planning and good physical shape to pull it off. I plan to do it in 10 days, if I can get my act together. Even […]

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