Showing posts from January, 2009

Kindle Once Again - this time for Walk, Hike, Saunter

 Last time I did this was Dec 2017. At the moment, memory of how to do it is pretty foggy, but luckily I have my earlier blog posts on this to refresh my memory so printing them out to review. (look for Kindle label in this blog to find).  This book is a little easier than the others - text and inline photos, a table of contents, but no index. Susan has promised it will be out in two and a half weeks, so will try to do that. My immediate issue is that I remember that I have to make some changes to the Indesign file before putting out the epub file that I will update for Kindle, but don't remember quite what they were. Pausing to read my prior posts, and to review Kindle code for Healing Miles . From my 2012 notes I saw that to get reliable chapter breaks, each chapter had to be a separate xhtml file. The default of Indesign is to put out one big xhtml file, but it will break on a style, so I need to be sure the current Indesign document (for Walk, Hike, Saunter ) has an appropriat

Morgan Territory - East in winter

We are still working on a few of the EBRPD trail challenge hikes that we didn't get to. So, this last Sunday on a crisp morning we drove east on 580 to N. Livermore Road, and from there along Morgan Territory Road to the trailhead parking lot, about 6 miles. This is a one lane road, so a little exciting meeting other cars. We got to the trailhead at 10:20 am, and temperature was 32 degrees. It had rained a few days before, but ground was frozen solid. After a while, I wished we had not left the hiking sticks in the car. The pressure of my weight on frozen mud on a downsloping trail turned the surface into something like black ice. We persevered, refining our balance skills, and got one of the best hikes of the year. Of course it was only day 4. The trail is about a nine mile loop, following the trail challenge route, downhill for about 5 miles and you can guess the rest. There were views clear across the valley to the snow covered Sierras. A few cows, lots of birds. There are su

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve - the high trail in January

This Oakland area park is a perfect winter hike right now. Intense greens, quiet, the dust of summer is gone, the Bay trees are stark against the winter sky, and the huckleberries almost tunnel the trail. Keep walking and you get views to the east of Mt. Diablo and the morning fog filled valleys. An aside, we've been getting some unattributed taking of blog content so inserting © 2009 If you just walk from the Huckleberry parking area, along the high trail to the next road south (Pinehurst) and back, it takes about an hour.