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WOOLPOWER PRESENTS: CALIFORNIA

Woolpower XI

Mikael Kennedy and I spent a week in November field testing Woolpower baselayers as we camped our way up the California coast.

Pt. 4: Mendocino County, CA

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Mendocino County might be filled with wineries, bad art and atrocious marijuana paraphernalia, but beyond all of that idiocy, there’s jaw-dropping coastline, redwoods for miles and some of the best hikes in California.

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December 19, 2013 | Woolpower! | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

WOOLPOWER PRESENTS: CALIFORNIA

Steep Ravine Woolpower 2

Mikael Kennedy and I spent a week in November field testing Woolpower baselayers as we camped our way up the California coast.

Pt. 3: Steep Ravine State Park, CA

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After a quick stop in the Mission for a burrito and a failed attempt at visiting our friend, Obi, we drove over the Golden Gate bridge and up the Panoramic Highway to the Mt. Tam State Park headquarters. We paid for our Steep Ravine permit and met the world’s most wonderful park ranger, a beautiful 50-ish year old woman with thick white hair and a smile that barely fit in her small office. I told her how fantastic she was, then hopped back in the car and headed for the ocean.

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December 16, 2013 | Woolpower! | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

WOOLPOWER PRESENTS: CALIFORNIA

OVERLOOK

Mikael Kennedy and I spent a week in November field testing Woolpower baselayers as we camped our way up the California coast.

Pt. 2: Boronda Trail, Big Sur, CA

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And the sabbath rang slowly
In the pebbles of the holy streams.

- Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill

I climbed down the ladder from my lofted bed and took a Sunday morning stumble to a never ending view of the Pacific Ocean.  It’s impossible not to get a little emotional when staring at such things – especially at 7am - so I decided to stoke my sentimentality and play Kate Wolf from my pocket while I rested in the tall grass. Mikael had arrived after dark the night before, and when I returned to the bus, he was slowly taking in the surroundings as the sunlight peaked through the eucalyptus.

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December 10, 2013 | Woolpower! | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

WOOLPOWER PRESENTS: CALIFORNIA

Big Sur On Bus

Big Sur House II

Mikael Kennedy and I spent a week in November field testing Woolpower baselayers as we camped our way up the California coast.

Pt. 1: Partington Ridge, Big Sur, CA

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After a few days of seeing friends in the Bay and slowly walking around the Presidio, I took a painless shuttle bus from San Francisco to Monterey. Noel, whom I met two summers ago while on a backpacking trip down the John Muir Trail with the kind folks from Juniper Ridge, picked me up and drove us back an hour south to her home on Partington Ridge in Big Sur.

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