steez you can hear vol.28: Mental Health Music

      Over the last couple weeks, I haven't been myself.  I've been down, depressed and feelings of anxiety were beginning to manifest themselves physically.  So I made some lifestyle changes, adjusted the way I think and react to adversity but I forgot about the most effective mood booster at my disposal: music.  In … Continue reading steez you can hear vol.28: Mental Health Music

Trails to Trudge: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain to Tyrannosaurus Teeth

After Tyler and I conquered Ladder Canyon (see last post), our plan was to head to Salton Sea and Bombay beach as a nice reprieve after the tough hike.  Ladder Canyon is on the Northern end of the Salton Sea and Bombay Beach is less than an hour away (about 30 miles) right in the … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: From Salton Sea to Salvation Mountain to Tyrannosaurus Teeth

retroactive: The ’59 Sound

Specifics: title: The '59 Sound artist: The Gaslight Anthem release date: August 19, 2008 runtime: 12 songs, 41 minutes 37 seconds I'm a latecomer to The Gaslight party.  It was only last year, 2018, when I listened to them for the first time.  Ironically, I discovered them via an unusual source.  I normally use The Ringer for sports.  I … Continue reading retroactive: The ’59 Sound

Trails to Trudge: Ladder Canyon

Ladder Canyon length: 6.5 miles terrain: dusty, desert canyon with lots of climbing; ladders and ropes are provided to help you through; fairly difficult payoff: one of the most challenging hikes I've done but also the most rewarding; amazing views from the canyon floor and on top of it Author's note: My apologies for the blurry photos. I … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Ladder Canyon