Guides and Trips

Trips
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XMas 2009 Flight
by sidersc on Dec 23, 2009
Flying | 173 miles
A fun sightseeing flight over the San Fran Bay Area.
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Narita-San Temple
by sidersc on Oct 07, 2010
Sightseeing | 4.3 miles
If you EVER have a long layover in Narita Airport, you must go visit Narita-san temple.  It is an easy one-stop on the train.  Easily beats the temples in Tokyo for beauty and tranquility.
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Miyajima and Mt Misen
by sidersc on Oct 02, 2010
Akasaki, Hiroshima, Japan
Sightseeing | 8.4 miles
Our first visit to Miyajima Island.  We took the JR ferry over, visited with the deer, stopped by the Momijiso Ryokan where we stayed, and took the cable cars up to Mt. Misen and back.
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Philosopher's Walk 2010
by sidersc on Oct 01, 2010
Keage, Kyōto, Japan
Sightseeing | 9.2 miles
My wife and I walked this in 2007.  When we returned to Kyoto in 2010 with our sons we wanted to show them this magical walk.
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Fushimi Inari 2010
by sidersc on Sep 30, 2010
Sightseeing | 2.1 miles
Our return visit to a favorite from our 2009 trip. This time, is was cold and rainy - but the experience was all the more memorable.
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Lave Beds Trail
by sidersc on Jun 30, 2010
Hiking | 2.9 miles
Another summer camping trip to Calaveras Big Trees.  We had not done the Lava Beds trail in many years, so the older son and I went about it.  No dogs allowed on this trail, so the trusty hiking companions had to stay at camp.
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Dog Day on Brushy Peak
by sidersc on Aug 30, 2009
Greenville (historical), California, United States
Hiking | 4.7 miles
A hot day for a hike with the two dogs.  This is their photo record of the hike.
Lower Gardner hike to PCT
by sidersc on Aug 02, 2009
Peaceful Pines, California, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles
Folger Wander
by sidersc on Aug 08, 2009
Peaceful Pines, California, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles
Hiram Loop
by sidersc on Jul 31, 2009
Peaceful Pines, California, United States
Hiking | 3.4 miles
Morgan Territory 6 mile loop
by sidersc on Jul 25, 2009
Tassajara, California, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles
Morgan Territory HalfDome Surrogate
by sidersc on Jul 19, 2009
Tassajara, California, United States
Hiking | 17.2 miles
A local hiking plan stitched together to approximate the length of a Half-dome day hike.  The total ascent/descent is approximately only half the real value.  For those in the bay area who want to practice/train for Half Dome.
Walker Loop
by sidersc on Jul 11, 2009
Hiking | 5.9 miles
Morgan Large Loop
by sidersc on Jul 17, 2009
Tassajara, California, United States
Hiking | 8.6 miles
This is a draft track for a planned practice hike leading towards a Halfdome hike in the fall.
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Brushy Peak July 4th HIke
by sidersc on Jul 04, 2009
Altamont, California, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles
Great day for a hike of one of our favorite hikes.  Just the two dogs and I.
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South Grove Loop Hike
by sidersc on Jun 30, 2009
McKay, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles
The South Grove at Big Trees State Park is gorgeous, but dogs are NOT allowed on the trails.  So parallel to this hike Dad and the two Shiba's hiked up fire roads to get to a natural meeting point where the trail crosses the fire road.  
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Agassiz Tree Hike
by sidersc on Jul 01, 2009
Snowshoe Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles
The day before, the whole troupe broke into two for a pair of coordinated hikes around South Grove and Beaver Creek at Big Trees State Park.  This day, Dad took the two oldest boys on a fast-pace hike straight up to the largest tree in the park, the Agassiz Tree.  
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Beaver Creek & Million Dollar Spring Hike
by sidersc on Jun 30, 2009
McKay, California, United States
Hiking | 5.5 miles
The South Grove at Big Trees State Park is gorgeous, but dogs are NOT allowed.  We dealt with the affront to Shiba sensibilities by breaking into two hiking troupes.  The dogs and I went the long route up fire roads, taking a nice little break up at the hike's highest point, then meeting up with the other troupe.  Two of the three boys came back down the fire road. Returning back to the...
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Morgan Territory Wander
by sidersc on Jun 07, 2009
Tassajara, California, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
A wandering hike with my youngest boy and two dogs, Charger and Visa.  Visa got to wear the dog camera today.  Photos were taken every 5 minutes till the camera was full - regrettably only about half the hike.
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Big 40 Hike
by sidersc on May 09, 2009
Altamont, California, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles

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