YOLO SUNSETS July 16, 2014

Ever since my Tahoe hikes in May, I had not been feeling too well. Though in keeping with a highly reduced level of emissions, I didn’t go traveling much. For summer anyway, there are too many mosquitoes in the mountains, and there had been an increased amount of lightning hazard. I have hiked and climbed most all that I wish to, and with no one to share with, or to help out in adventures, I’ll save the gas.

I tried to keep up some personal fitness by hiking about town and dining healthy. Salads and some fine food keep me happy, and though I still am not able to lose much weight, I am not spending greatly. By the river, I have had some ops for sunset photography and time lapse videos. With the delta breeze, it had been comfortable enough to head out for the sunsets.

Wednesday, it looked to be another fine sunset. I motored out on Interstate 80 westbound, and took the exit for the Vic Fazio Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. I parked on the levee, and began to capture the sight. A couple other cars were there. I didn’t have my tripod, so couldn’t do time lapse easily, but you win some, and lose some. The sun set behind some clouds, then I spotted a sight of alpenglow on a thunderhead over the Sierra. Motoring down for a better view, I had the skyline of the town under the clouds for a few photos.

Not even getting out of my car, I shortly motored off, with the sunset dimming to grey. Zooming back east on the freeway, I arrived to the Co-op and had some food, buying some blueberry bars. My total drive was less than 20 miles. Normally I walk each day, stirring up the fluids as prescribed, and save the car for Interstate travel, whereby I achieve the maximum possible for fuel efficiency.

Capturing 51 images and movie clips, I spent a bit for food and groceries.

The old hiking club will go on, by them, burning as much gas as possible, in keeping with their philosophy of planetary destruction. Rather then ever implementing fuel efficiency in carpools, or utilizing mass transit, as once in long ago decades, they’ll be wasting, polluting, and destroying. One upside is that the harder summits won’t see their litter, trash, and pollution. They aren’t physically or mentally capable of climbing ever to the top of a challenging peak, and thus, pristine wilderness is spared.

I’ll go on, with further green travel, in appreciation of the world that was given to us, not to degrade or destroy our habitat. Not to advance and finance poison to be spread about, and the one way ticket to life’s demise. And to make it more livable, not miserable, and to further love, not hate, and life, not death!