Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Back in the Saddle Again

Its been a messy few weeks, moving our tiny "factory" from Richmond to Alameda - it proved impossible to predict how much time and effort would be required to pack and accomplish the exodus, then unpack at the other end and get back to doing research. We did the best we knew how (who could know that the SMTP outgoing email server would go buggy?) and now things are approaching normal.

Then there was that trip into the Sierras...actually parked the car above snowline (~10,000 ft, just over Tioga Pass on the edge of Yosemite National Park) then just walked in a mile to 20 Lake Basin for 2 days. Indeed there were 20 lakes packed into a tiny area midst as much rock and ice as I have ever seen in one place, and certainly no place this fine was as easily accessible. No place is perfect - the mosquitos were thick, it tried to rain each afternoon, and the nights were cold this high - but it is about as close to heaven as you can get, and there may not be as many wildflowers on the other side of the pearly gates.

So its back to trying to create something reasonably useful and creative in this space...

Photos: the crew in the tabla rasa, and North Peak, in the Hoover Wilderness (Inyo National Forest, California).


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