Alex Izzarelli and I grew up downhilling the countryside of rural northern California. Often, with little more than a dollar or two between us, we would make our way deep into the country armed with no more than a water bottle. With six mile hikes to the summit of our preferred network of hills, it was a great way to spend summer days.
When we were hungry, the common law of the land was that travelers were allowed an apple or two, and of course the abundant ripe, plump and sweet Himalayan blackberries offered us a tasty snack at most any creek we crossed.
*Remember to always have a good time, take note of the little things, never take yourself too serious, and always strive to keep the old ways alive!
- By Kevin Smith