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Mary’s Peak

First time up the highest point in the OR Coastal Range, Mary’s Peak, and it did not disappoint. After reading the recent trip reports from All Trails, I prepared for snow and ice, but anticipated better conditions than reported given … Read More

Spencer Butte ramble #4

This morning was colder than any recent rambles with the temperature <32 to start out with a nearly full moon setting. Atmosphere seemed hazy so distance pics were worthless, but the trillium were blooming as were the dogwood. The people … Read More

What the grid needs – really?

Utility Dive this morning posted an opinion piece with this lead-in, quote: “This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) kicks off a series of technical conferences on “Modernizing Electricity Market Design” with an examination of the role of centralized capacity markets … Read More