Trek to Tree 9
September 18, 2009

The gang and I headed up to Tree 9.

journeybeginsMitch catching everything on the video box.

enterEntering the forest.

filmphotogPhotographer+Videographer. Two in one.

fallenbikerMike yelled, “BIKER!”. Said biker flew over his handle bars. He was alright.

forestThe way.

montbayMonterey Bay in the background.

Santa Cruz PanoramaA nifty little stitched pano.

takingshotHis profession.

shottyZack and Mike on their way while Mitch documents.

mitchfieldA football field with a great view to follow.

campusWe are now on campus. Zack in the shade.

UCSC Campus BuildingsThe buildings at UCSC look pretty wicked.

deerImagine seeing this on your way to class. Great excuse to be late to that bio exam.

straplessThe strap on Mitch’s camera was coming undone. He caught it on time.

mikezackhikingsticksMike and Zack choosing their hiking sticks.

legendarytree9Here’s Tree 9. I got half way up.

UCSC Santa Cruz Tree 9 ClimbingMike, Mitch and Zack made it to the top. Hopefully I get over my fear of heights and do it next time.

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Original O’Neill Surf Shop
September 17, 2009

Mitch, Mike, Zack and I went to the original O’Neill Surf Shop.

first wetsuit vest original o'neill santa cruzThank you Jack for this kooky invention. The one above is the first one ever.

original beavertail oneill wetsuit vest santa cruzOne of the first beavertail vests.

original oneill surf shop santa cruz

Right on River street.

Santa Cruzin
September 16, 2009

Today Mitch and I set off to Santa Cruz to visit Mike and Zack.

5 AM California FreewayWoke up at 5, finished packing the car and got on the road by 5:45ish.

fogoverSome fog rolling over some hills a little past LA.

Open Road To Santa CruzOpen Roads.

open roads to scHours and hours.

rincon wavesThis might be Rincon ish.

longboarderSome surfers.

cropsFarmland.

cliffsideCliffsides.

cowsCows.

barnBarns.

tunnelinWe tunneled in.

tunneloutWe tunneled out.

ranchyMore ranchy ness.

forestyFinally hit some foliage.

scsign55,717+2 more.

pleasurepointSurfed Pleasure Point. It was pretty epic. Very Kelpy. Saw a sea otter. Caught some sick ripples.

zackZack doing a post surf jam.

guitarbassKevin and Max, Mike and Zack’s housemates, on guitar and or bass.