Scott’s Home on the Internet

This website documents the life of Scott G. Kipp. I want to document what I’m making and thinking, where I’m going and where I’ve been. I’m in film school now and am making a short film about hang gliding. I’ve also released two novels in the Beyond Series. My travel plans have been curtailed by COVID, so I bought some land in Lone Pine and put my RV there. I’ll build a second home on the land while living in Santa Barbara.

High Above Lima

Beyond Series

In March of 2021, I released the second novel in the Beyond Series called Beyond Machu Picchu. Skyler Briggs continues his travels into Peru with his old buddy Josh and new girlfriend Indigo. They have fun until their casual drug use lead to more problems. They hike the Inca Trail and end up at Machu Picchu where their next adventure begins with Ayahuasca shamans.

Both of the Beyond Series books are available at Amazon in paper or on Kindle here. I usually have a book on me and I’ll sell it to you for $10 in person or mail it to you for $20.

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Lone Pine

I’ve found a place to build a home in the mountains. Lone Pine is the place for many reasons. I’ve been looking around the world for decades to buy the right land, read about why I chose Lone Pine here. Here are some blogs about what we’re doing on the property.

Here’s the front gate of my property in Lone Pine with Amy and the raven. Lone Pine Peak towers to the left of the telephone pole and Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48, is to the right of the pole with a vertical streak of snow pointing up to it.

Here’s the layout for the lower half of our Lone Pine land. You can see more about this design in this blog.

Hang Gliding Short Film

I’ve started film school at Santa Barbara City College and wrote a screenplay based on my book The Last Yankee Dodger. I’m also making a short film about some local hang gliders. Here’s some footage of them taken on my iPhone.


Besides making films and writing books, I’m also backpacking quite a bit before I get my vaccination. Here are some blogs about some trips into the backcountry.

Trip to Mission Pine Basin:


  • Hanging and Gliding Short Film Released
    I released my first short film – Hanging and Gliding. I started working on the film in March 2021 and recorded the Twilight Flight on March 3. This flight to the beach was going to be the introduction to the film about Willy setting the world record for out-and back flights. When Willy didn’t set …
  • A Shit Hole
    Well, I got the water system working and have all the water I want. Now, I need a place to defecate. I have a toilet and gray water in the RV, but I needed a place to dump the waste from the RV and eventually our home. To keep the well water clean, I needed …
  • Why Lone Pine?
    People always ask why I bought some land in Lone Pine when I live in Santa Barbara. The main reason is that I want a mountain retreat where I can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. While SB is amazingly nice, it still is still more hectic than the Alabama Hills …
  • Fall 2020 Work
    Amy and I spent last October on the Bird house property in Lone Pine to make some major improvements. The main goal was to get the huge RV on site. To get there, we first had to: Fix the well – The water pipe coming out of the well had burst and gushed out of …
  • Bought Land In Lone Pine
    I’ve finally found a place where Amy and I can and want to build a home. It’s in the Alabama Hills below Mount Whitney in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra. Hollywood and I fell in love with this area because of the expansive views of the Eastern Sierra and the unusual boulders in …

The listing of all my blogs in chronological order are below on the left.