Death Valley,CA

Death Valley,CA

Death Valley,CA

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San Diego, Ca – Big Island, Hi Dive- VIDEO

San Diego, California and Big Island Dive short video.
To see the video click HERE or photo below.

Kahalu'u, Big Island, Hawaii

Kahalu’u, Big Island, Hawaii

Manta Ray Night Dive Big Island, Hawaii-VIDEO

Manta Ray night dive on Big Island,Hawaii.I made tree night dives with Manta Rays to shoot this short video.Each dive last about 45 minutes.There are two different location to spat Manta Ray on Big Island.First,better suited for scuba divers is Kona airport because of rocky bottom,second Sheraton Hotel is better for snorkeling.Both location are great.The mysterious manta ray is one of the largest fishes in the ocean and they feed on microscopic plankton.At night, spotlights are used to attract mantas that feed off the plankton illuminated by the light.To see the video click HERE or the picture bellow.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

Snorkeling at Kahalu’u, Big Island- VIDEO

Kahalu’u is very popular snorkeling spot on Big Island. There’s ton of friendly fish that are so used to tourists that it makes a great place for video recording. This video was recorded with GoPro Hero 3 with 2.7k resolution. The water is shallow so you feel more as if you were swimming in an aquarium than in the ocean. Because  the water is not deep. it allows the light to penetrate to the bottom. The cove is surrounded by large partly submerged rock wall that makes the water calm and easy to snorkel in. While snorkeling I saw different kind of fish including box fish, cardinal fish, needle fish, surgeon fish and eel among many others. Click here or below on the picture to check out the video:

Kahalu'u, Big Island, Hawaii

Kahalu’u, Big Island, Hawaii

White Christmas at Mammoth Lakes, California- VIDEO

A year ago we met Warren Harnden on Awa Awapuhi trail in Kauai. We talked about our hobbies, which also includes skiing. He lives in Nevada and he told us about Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in the Sierras. He also wrote:

‘Keep up the adventuring, It is a great life. Most of my opportunities are rapidly fading. But the Sierra always calls.It is not a misnomer to call the Sierra, “The Range of Light” ‘.

At the end of last year we got a chance to go to California and we reminiscent on that encounter. So the decision was made and we were hoping for a lot of snow.

And we weren’t disappointed. We had truly White Christmas in California.

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Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove 2012

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Today ended Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove 2012. In Chicago Blackhawks Pro Men Stage 2 race yesterday the best was Ken Hanson. He felt down during the race but managed to get up and still grab the win. The second was Charles Huff and third was Alexander Serebryakov. This race was UCI 2.1 Elite Men. In overall classifications the best team was Team Kenda/5 Hour Energy. In overall classifications the best cyclist was a Canadian Francois Parisien. He represented Team Spidertech. To see more photos from 2012 Tour of Elk Grove click on the photo.

Tour of Elk Grove 2012 Alexian Brothers

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This year’s Tour of Elk Grove 2012 kicked off Friday with Elk Grove Mayor Johnson challenging amateur riders to beat his time in the Mayor’s Charity Time Trial. Tour of Elk Grove has been designed a Union Cycliste Internationale 2.1 race. The sponsors amongst others include Alexian Brothers, Gullo International, Comed and Comcast. Men’s Pro 3-stage Tour of Elk Grove lasts three days. Stage 1 is a 4.5 mile circular course and Stage 2 on Saturday is 10 laps around 9.7 miles around Elk Grove Village. Stage 3 is 10K with riders competing as members of teams, including bissell Pro Cycling, Jelly Belly Pro Cycling or Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda. To see more photos from Friday race events and the Elk Grove Block Party click on a picture below. I will be adding more info and pictures throughout the event.

Santa Catalina, California- VIDEO

I would like to share with you a video from a great dive off the shores of Santa Catalina Island. The island, often called just Catalina, is located off the coast of California. You will not find coral reefs here, but beautiful green scenery, very dramatic and mysterious. Watching the video gives you a feeling as if you were in a lush garden sunk underwater. CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO!!!!!!

The Subway (Left Fork of North Creek), Zion NP, Utah- VIDEO!!!

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Left Fork of North Creek, Utah

When we got to  Zion National Park one thing we  knew is that we  wanted to hike the Subway. We didn’t have anything planned but we were lucky right from the start.We got our permits early morning and drove to the Lower Trailhead. We got our gear and we decided to hitchhike to the Wildcat Trailhead. In less than a minute a truck stopped and a middle-aged man offered us a lift. He was from Nevada and he was heading to his cottage near Kolob Reservoir. Our luck gave us an early head start. We didn’t see anybody for the first two miles but then, as we continued though the pools,  we met few groups of people. We actually were surprised by the number of people we saw. We enjoyed the hike greatly however the last part of the hike (below the last rappelling) seemed never ending.