I'll hike and backpack anywhere, but I especially love the high, rugged Eastern Sierra Nevada. I've been making ice cream for more than 12 years and am pretty sure I make the best peanut butter clove ice cream you've never tried. I'm rarely without my camera. Or a book -- paper format, please. I left Oakland last fall and returned to Sacramento because I missed hearing crickets at night and wearing short sleeves in summer time. I make my living as a writer.