LA Times: One sheriff's deputy shot himself in the leg while pulling out his gun to confront a suspect. Another accidentally fired a bullet in a restroom stall. A third deputy stumbled over a stroller in a closet as he was searching for a suspect, squeezing off a round that went through a wall and lodged in a piece of furniture in the next room. Accidental gunshots by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have more than doubled in two years, endangering bystanders and occasionally [read more]
Over the weekend we visited Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina, 6000 acres of mountainous wilderness. It must have been a new moon, and upon nightfall we couldn’t see our hands in front of our face. The critters stayed away, and although we were told to expect bear activity, we didn’t have any. My son did almost get bitten by a Copperhead.
Here I am attempting to cure my insatiable appetite for caffeine by use of my Isobutane stove. Mornings are tough without coffee. My one man tent is in the background. It was home for Heidi and me this weekend. My trekking poles are on the ground to the right under the log.
This is the river down below us that sang us to sleep.