Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend Activites

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

T774 Snow Camp

Troop 774 hit Mt. Laguna for a snow camp.
* The weather was cold (the overnight low was 30) and there was some rain, but no snow
* Water was freezing on the trees and when a gust of wind passed by, a shower of small ice cubes came raining down!
* Our new gear (rain pants, jackets, gloves, base layers, wool caps, sleeping bags, et. al.) worked great; I was comfortable all weekend
* Roger, John and myself plotted a great orienteering course around the small pond.  The kids did great learning how to plot headings and walk given directions.  On a shorter course, they learned how to measure height and width.
* Bengt completed the axe and saw work for his Totin' Chip.
* Dinner was a bit of a challenge as the fires were hard to start due to wet wood.  We also gave the kids a crash course on dishwashing.
* After breakfast, we broke camp, had Thorns & Roses and heading home.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Hackers Run Amok

It seems that almost every website is being hacked (or had mysterious hardware failures) these days.  Some of the ones I frequent that have become victims include STRATFOR, Bigger Pockets, and Howling Point.  The new plague is upon us.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Weekend Activities

* 10.7 mile urban hike from home to the library, around San Eljio Lagoon to home; here is the track of this and the 7.5 mile hike from Jan.
* Date night at Wine Steals in Cardiff
* Kids ski trip to Big Bear
* Dog hikes at San Elijo Lagoon

Saturday, February 04, 2012