Welcome to my website! I’m Nick.

I am a writer, reader, hiker, teacher, musician, husband, and father.

I explore and write about California: its beauty, its wild places, its systems, its people.

I’ve hiked the John Muir Trail (08), the Pacific Crest Trail (16), the Lowest to Highest Route (17), the High Sierra Trail (18), and the Yosemite High Route (20), among many others.

I send out a newsletter every other Saturday called Intrinsic. It’s about nature, beauty, and the search for wisdom.

Please check out some of my recent posts below, or poke around a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of adventures to be had.

Recent posts

  • Klamath Basin – 6
    The guttural thrum of a diesel engine, muffled by shoreside trees, wafts across Upper Klamath Lake. Though it permeates my present locale, the engine … Read more
  • Yosemite High Route Slideshow
    The Yosemite High Route is a 94-mile off-trail route through the high country of Yosemite National Park. In the summer of 2020, I set … Read more
  • Klamath Basin – 5
    Part 5 – Amid Tears and Sorrow The land is black and stinks of ash resin. Against purple skies, a hobbled tree stretches its … Read more