Mist & Iron — Visiting Paauw, or, Palomar Mountain

INTRODUCTION After Desert Daze, my friend Mike Morgan found himself in a dilemma. Namely, he had more firewood than he knew what to do with and so proposed camping somewhere. I suggested Palomar Mountain because it's struck me as a magical place the few times I've passed over it on the way to and from … Continue reading Mist & Iron — Visiting Paauw, or, Palomar Mountain

Mist & Iron — Climbing Mount San Antonio

INTRODUCTION “You look like you got a bit of sun,” an acquaintance told me, last winter, having noticed that my face was bright red. I explained that I'd just hiked up Mount San Antonio and had, as I often do, forgotten to apply sunblock. His only response was a blank stare. Realizing that more people know … Continue reading Mist & Iron — Climbing Mount San Antonio