back in the day

showing our age

please excuse the messy site and lack of navigation this month. After 2 decades online, there is bound to be some technically challenging situations that occur.

This travel site and the map store have thousands of pages, which are all in various staged of development, on different platforms.  DanaMite is finally trying to merge and SIMPLIFY, without loosing the original content that started the site.

is still active

map store @ totalescape.net/store
is down, but does link to huge maps list

totalescape.com, the original, older portion of site w/ yellow header is in total disarray. No navigation hinders use, but content is there.

wordpressThis WP BLOG portion of the site seems to be functioning okay. Got almost 1000 posts in here!

so this a temp home page (for now)



road closed: where?

This past winter dumped so much rain in California that most of the higher elevations are still closed with snow (May). Dirt roads and paved highways have collapsed with over-saturated soils, debris fills nearly every canyon, lakes still covered, some camps are inaccessible; Damage is so bad that many roads may be closed indefinitely.

Eastern Sierra Aspens

Find statewide road closures, inaccessible trailheads, dirt roads w/ landslides, closed campgrounds on the USFS web site below. National Forest Road Closures & Storm Damage https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/StormDamage2017/

California: Camping

CampClueless lakelistThe California Lake List

winter hikes

mountain biking


Fairs & Festivals

fairs, festivals & events

NEW PAGE: SUMMARY LIST Located in the menu bar on the left, along with an Alphabetical List of All Posts and the most Recent Posts