Adopt Kevin!

Kevin is a shy boy from the local SPCA. He’s gentle as can be. We think he’s deaf. His primary objective is to hide in a corner. We’ve been working with him for a few days. Bringing him out of his little crate for human contact every couple of hours. He’s doing his best on being housebroken and at least lets us know.

We can’t keep him and are looking for someone with the patience to work with him and adopt him for the long haul. What do you say? Email me at or call 415-265-3037.

p.s. He’s strong, so his nickname is Kevin the Tank.

60 on The John Muir Trail


We did it! Here’s the photo album.

We had a party too. Here’s that album.

I’m turning 60 in July! I’m going on a 4 day backpacking hike on The John Muir Trail, from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley starting July 15th. THE HIKE IS FULL. Consider coming to the party.

For those who aren’t inclined to hike, we’ll have a party on the weekend of July 20-21 at Camp Dude. We can’t accommodate anybody in our house with a few special needs folks taking those spots. There are a few options 1. The new pricey features brand new Airstream trailers and glamping. They are literally right beside our property. Book early, they are going to be packed this summer. 2. The Bug Hostel, groovy scene about 10 minutes from us. They have a variety of options + Euros! 3. Airbnb has a few options for Midpines and nearby Mariposa. The town of Mariposa 7 miles from us has a few so-so hotels.

If you think you might come, please let me know HERE.

The schedule so far.


Sunday, July 14th: Jeff and Kris P (and any other hikers who wish) from Midpines -> 12:00 bus to Yosemite Valley to 4:00 pm bus to Tuolumne Meadows – camp overnight.

Monday, July 15th: Hikers bus or drive to Yosemite Valley. We can park one car at the Ansel Adams Gallery. Contact me to coordinate carpooling. -> 4:00 pm bus from Yosemite Village to Tuolumne Meadows – camp overnight.

Tuesday-Thursday/Friday, July 16th-18th/19th: Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley floor.


Friday, July 19th pm:

  • Afternoon arrivals at campsites and Camp Dude.
  • Dinner 7:00 pm in the backyard. Mexican

Saturday, July 20th: 

  • 8-10 a.m Breakfast at