Jameson of the Geo

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River Science in Battle Creek

Welcome to Battle Creek

Warm wishes to my fellow river lovers. I have been spending my time learning, exploring, and playing on my favorite river, Battle Creek. Battle Creek is a tributary to the Sacramento River located in northern California near Red Bluff. It's upper reaches span to the peak of Mt. Lassen and it flows west into the ...

Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals

“No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end” is the famous statement from the father of modern geology, James Hutton, and it echoes through my experiences as a research scientist. Hutton developed the theory of uniformitarianism viewing current processes of erosion and sedimentation to illuminate the formation of geologic features over unfathomable timescales. ...

Foxy’s Fall Century Bicycle Ride

Excited to get on our bikes and ride!

A better day to ride could not have been possible. The weather cool but not cold. Every rider cheery and excited. And nothing but good times lay ahead.The Davis Bicycle Club puts on an annual bicycle ride with distances of 50k, 100k, and 100 mile.  The ride begins 5 blocks from my house at Davis Senior ...

A Return to Academia

Veihmeyer Hall, my new home away from home.

Greetings Scholars, The University of California in Davis is a fine research institution making an ideal location to continue graduate studies in the field of fluvial geomorphology. I emerged back into this world at the beginning of September and resumed graduate level course work with fun and interesting classes in October. I am in the Land, ...

SloMo Backflip

I have had a recent interest in flipping my body. Handstands have led to this desire. It's so cool to be upside down. On the way home from hiking near Lake Berryessa my friend DK and I stopped to cool ourselves off at the rope swing on Putah Creek. This is very cold water. I decided ...

Vipassana: Meditation Towards Enlightenment

The Bell. This saintly object informed us as to when to make our way to the hall

Greetings celestial beings, the latest phase of this journey of exploration and growth was to go internal, deepening my meditation practice at a 10 day residential silent meditation course in the technique of Vipassana. Vipassana is an ancient method of meditation as taught by Gautama the Buddha 2500 years ago. Buddha simply means enlightenment. And ...

Thru-Hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail

So eager to begin my adventure!

Hello you shining stars! I've been pedaling the west coast for the past two months and decided to get off the roads and find some much needed mountain time. From Atwater in the Central Valley, the Big Blue Boat (my bicycle) sailed north towards the Sierra Nevadas of Lake Tahoe. I parked this mighty iron ...

Success! The Mexican Border within Reach

So Cal beaches

Southern California boasts beautiful coastline and great weather. The sky was sunny and clear, and rolling through on 4th of July weekend people were out. I had never seen so many people on the beach ever in my life. It was amazing. It almost felt like everyone in southern California had flocked to the beach for ...

Pedaling California

Hello California

California is such a great state. I absolutely love it. And not just because I've lived most my life in this state, but because it bestows a great diversity of environment, people, landscape, and weather. California is gorgeous and if you haven't had a chance to experience this state firsthand, putting California on your list of ...

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coastline has voluminous amounts of white sand that is pleasing to the eyeballs.

Oregon still holds the top spot as my favorite state to pedal in. And with good reason. The state of Oregon has a diverse and abundant range of landscapes and ecosystems. On this trip I am fortunate enough to enjoy the splendor of wide sweeping vistas up and down the coastline. I cannot think of ...

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