Daily Archives: May 10, 2016


Snow Plant

Incredible Snow Plant in Northern California

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Last week while camping, I came across this incredible red plant that stuck out like a sore thumb against the bright green forest. The first time I came across it was in Old Station, CA, right along the banks of a river.  The second time was while hiking through the forest in South Lake Tahoe. The Bloody Flesh-like Thing It turns out this fiery red plant is a ‘Snow Plant,’ that feeds off of fungus, essentially making it a parasite. Its scientific name is sarcodes sanguinea , which roughly translates to “the bloody flesh-like thing.” Apparently the snow plant only appears […]


How I Quit Coffee Without Going Completely Insane

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A little more than two months ago, for no specific reason, in particular, I decided to completely quit drinking coffee. It was a decision I made mostly as a test to myself to prove that I’m able to sustain from anything, with a little bit of will-power. What I experienced from caffeine withdrawal over the course of five days absolutely knocked me for a loop, made me feel like my head was going to pop off the top of my neck, and kicked my butt big time. Seriously? Those headaches that people talk about when they don’t get their caffeine […]