Sunset at Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort looking west over the dunes at Oceano Dunes SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Area) - Oceano, CA

Sunset at Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort looking west over the dunes at Oceano Dunes SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Area) - Oceano, CA

September day at Oceano Dunes, California

September day at Oceano Dunes, California

Gary wearing his ‘famous’ mesquitometer hat - High Sierras California, circa late 1970’s

Gary wearing his ‘famous’ mesquitometer hat - High Sierras California, circa late 1970’s

Paso Robles, California - Damage from the San Simeon Earthquake - December 22, 2003

Paso Robles, California - Damage from the San Simeon Earthquake - December 22, 2003

Rae Lakes Basin, just north of the Kearsarge Pass on the John Muir Trail, eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Circa 1976 (est)

Rae Lakes Basin, just north of the Kearsarge Pass on the John Muir Trail, eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Circa 1976 (est)

Mom and Dad, June 26, 2010.

Mom and Dad, June 26, 2010.

While walking down the road just talking with Joe, we suddenly heard the distinctive rattling sound of this 3-4 foot sidewinder rattlesnake. — Hole in the Wall campground, Mojave National Preserve, California.

While walking down the road just talking with Joe, we suddenly heard the distinctive rattling sound of this 3-4 foot sidewinder rattlesnake. — Hole in the Wall campground, Mojave National Preserve, California.