I was born and raised in the foothills of central California surrounded by the Mother Lode. We lived on a dairy where we milked around 200 cows and raised them on 350 acres. We worked hard and I learned everything I needed to know as a kid in the milk barn, bucking hay, plowing the fields on those old tractors and chopping the corn and sedan grass.
Once a year during the summer my mom and dad would make sure that we spent a couple of weeks camping in Yosemite National Park. In those days one could still enjoy the Fire Fall from Glacier Point, pristine water falls, the magnificence of Half Dome and the beauty of Mirror Lake.
Throughout the rest of each year I was surrounded by relatives that loved fishing and hunting and always had plenty of opportunities to get some line in the water. Over the years I found myself wandering up the 395 to the Walker River in search of Trout.
During those years the Walker had a ton of the best fishing in the Eastern Sierras. In the spring of ’97 some major flooding changed much of the Walker’s characteristics and some of the campgrounds were seriously affected, including Shinglemill which has been reduced now to a “Day Use Only” facility. Fishing the Walker is still exciting and productive but in many areas doesn’t resemble the river of those years many seasons ago.
Some time ago, my wife and I turned up the flame a little and increased our camping and fishing trips. It was during one of these trips up into the San Bernardino mountains, that I started thinking about all of the trips that we’ve been on and all that we’ve experienced. Soon afterwards I started strategizing on how to record our experiences and share them.
After returning home from the trip though, life happened and soon my strategizing took a back seat. It was some time later while trying to come up with some online income opportunities that the desire to write resurfaced with a major intensity which led me to a writer’s paradise, Wealthy Affliliate. Here at W.A. I was furnished with two absolutely free websites and all of the tools, again, totally free, that I needed to build the websites and fully publish them to the web.
These present days find my wife and I involved in a few different ministries and pursuing our passion for camping and fishing the Trout streams and lakes of California. We have found that California actually affords us the ability to camp all year around, with the exception of an occasional drop in temperature that sends my arthritic knee and shoulders into a frenzy.
I also seem to have a bit of time to follow my love for writing and my new found fascination with creating and maintaining websites. Stay tuned for more to come and if you find yourself interested at all in writing, and/or you need your own website with all the tools to get ya’ started, all for free… just join me and an awesome community at Wealthy Affliliate. Be sure and contact me there and I’ll walk ya’ through as much as ya’ need, as long as ya’ need! Just look up DoubleTap and leave me a message on my profile page!