John Hardy Memorial Hike 2015

In 2015 Loved ones of John gathered at Torrey Pines Beach and walked to Bathtub Rock, a favorite surfing place of John, and finally laid his ashes to rest. His daughter Meagan is featured in the film. His ashes had traveled with her all these years until this special place was finally chosen to let him go.

John's grandchild Eden is in the first part of the film, held by her Great Grandmother Janet and her Daddy Matt, his grandchild Keira is featured with her Great Aunt Maria, with her Daddy listening to words about her grandfather John, with her Auntie Kelsi, in the walk with her Great Grandmother Janet to the Bathtub Rock, with her Mommy and Great Aunties, with prayer flags around her neck and on the walk back along the beach.

John Hardy's Web Space

Welcome to my Personal Web Space.  I hope you enjoy it.

This webspace provides some personal information about me (including my resume) and distributes pictures of some of my recent trips to friends and other interested parties.   Please feel free to provide any comments.

What's New?
Prayer Flags on a Pass
       Just working...

Prayer Flags Framing Tibetan Traders
Prayer Flags

About Me

 All About Me...

 In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Some of my interests are documented on
the following pages, or described below.
Feel free to email about these things.

Some Interests


Ongoing Projects

I have been working on Salsa dancing on and off. 
Below is a link to my instructor.

Recipes I Have Enjoyed Recently

Southern Crookneck Souffle
6 Medium Yellow Crookneck Squash (sliced)
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Large Eggs (beaten)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
1/8 Ground Mace
1/2 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Steam squash until very soft (e.g., 15 minutes)
Mash the squash and stir in all of the remaining
ingredients, except the cheese.  Pour into a buttered
casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese, and bake for 25
minutes (or until set) at 350 degrees.



John Eric Hardy

Address and Phone Number Provided Upon Request


I am available to perform tax consulting services, including the preparation of financial statement tax provisions and other corporate tax consulting/compliance.


Ernst and Young   1996 to 2003
Los Angeles, California
Principal:  Member of National Financial Services Tax practice.  Responsible for consulting and development with respect to financial services tax issues.

Sanwa Bank California  1994 to 1996
Los Angeles, California
Vice President and Director of Taxation:  Responsible for all Federal and State tax reporting and controversy.

Countrywide Funding Corporation   1993 to 1994
Pasadena, California
Director of Taxation:  Started the tax department and responsible for all Federal and State tax reporting.

KPMG Peat Marwick   1986 to 1993
Los Angeles, California
Senior Tax Manager:  Specialized in general corporate and financial services taxation.


San Diego State University
M.S. in Tax Accounting

University of California, San
B.A. in History with a Minor in Literature

Family and Friends

Here are a few pictures of people in my life.

Meagan, my daughter, at age 14,
 in the Admiralty Islands, Alaska
Age 9. Cooke City, Montana

At a younger age

Meagan, my Daughter

Meagan is 23 now.  She recently graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Biology.  She is currently involved with several research projects related to public health issues,a field she intends to pursue.

                   At Mt Whitney

My Brother, Jim



Vince Buzz Surfboards

In some old papers,

 I found this logo for the surfboards I made in high school. 


Still a good motto to live by


Flyfishing, what can I say ...

Mark  with a nice December trout
December 2003

Mark and I made our annual trip to the Provo River, Utah for a day during December (to take a break from skiing).  We both caught 3 nice fish nymphing.

September 2003

On my most recent trip, I visited Northern California with Mark.  We fished East Creek in the Southern Warner Wilderness-
Me getting bumped by Trout looking for Nymphs

Lots of small Redband Rainbows on Black Ants and Buggy Caddis (though they were quick and hard to set); nymphed the upper Pit successfully with Caddis Pulpae; caught several nice Rainbow on the Hamilton Branch with a Brassie Soft-Hackie I made-up; and, did well on upper Goodrich Creek with a Stimulator as a Hopper.

Me with a Nice Cutthroat

Me fighting a nice fish with a 1 weight.

Late August, 2003

I spent four days fishing Yellowstone National Park.  I did very, very well on the lower Soda Butte with Soft Hackles.  I was pleased with my efforts at the Second Meadow of Slough Crteek on a emerging Green Drake Pattern and a caddis Pupae pattern.  I suched at Cascade lake trying to get a Grayling.  And, I was on and off on the Lamar: off with the obvious  Hopper patterns, but enjoyed throwing the emerging Green Drake pattern.  (Also suched on the upper Soda Butte no matter what I did).


This is an interesting site for entomology  books and supplies.

This is a very useful site for fly patterns and entomology applicable to the Western United States.

Me with a Nice Rainbow

Diving and Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is very difficult.  Nevertheless, these are the results of my first attempts as well as documentation of my diving interest.

From Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park

Rear view if a Spanish Shawl Nudibranch
Giant Acorn Barnacle

Though  I cannot say I am a regular supporter, I have attended some excellent presentations hosted by the Los Angeles Underwater    Photographic Society (LAUPS). 
 Below is a link to the LAUPS website (which I recommend).


Turks and Caicos

Red Fish

Coral Texture in Ambergris Cave in Belize 
Giant Green Moray

Sipadan Water Village
Sabah, Malalysia

I am a PADI Resue Diver with 100 dives logged. 
A summary of the dives I have taken is available.

Sierras and Backpacking

I spend a significant amount of time backing in the Sierras, and here are some pictures that explain why I love them (as well as some other cool backpacking destinations).

A log in Lillian Lake in the morning
Ansel Adams Wilderness
My Daughter doing a Summer Crossing
Mono Pass, Eastern Sierras

First Snowshoeing Trip with Dan Smith near Bake Lake

South from Forester Pass
Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Telescope Peak
Death Valley, California
Near Grizzly Lake
Trinity Alps, California
My Brother on Forester Pass
Mount Whitney High Country
Crossing during a late Season Storm
Island Pass near Mammoth

Me Cresting Mather Pass with Randondee Skiis
Eastern Sierras

Me with Meagan

Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Here are a few pictures of a visit to the Cordillera Blanca, Peru in June of 2003.


Young Girl
Jancapampa Valley

It is difficult to capture the grandeur
of the valley beneath the presence
of the Pucajirca Massif. 

Children fascinated with tourists

Another young girl
Jancapampa Valley

One of the highlights of the Cordillera Blanca is  the beautiful
Jancapampa Valley.  A community of farmers mostly 
speaking Quecha with inquisitive children intensely
interested in the activities of tourists.

View from Above

More Views of Cordillera Blanca, Peru

While Waiting for Different Light
View with Cuillicocha Lake
Santa Cruz Mountains
View from our Camp
Cordillera Negro
View with our Guides

View with Glacier-Fed Lake

A herd of Alpacas at Huilca

Another highlight of the Cordillera Blanca
are the views  of Alpamayo at 19,455
feet.  We were lucky  to get these clear views

Scene of a Peculiar Andean Natural Disaster
Huascaran from Yungay



Here are a few pictures from a trip I took to Bhutan
in May of 2002.

At the Market
Paro, Bhutan

Tcha-tchas in a Stupa

Pig's Head in Paro, Bhutan
Monks in the Dzong
Bumthang, Bhutan

Below is a link for an excellent Ladki film
about a monk that meditates for 3 years,
3 months, and 3 days, but is still unable to
stop thinking about women.


National Sport of Bhutan
Taktsang, Bhutan

The Dzong
Punaka, Bhutan
Bumthang, Bhutan

Punaka, Bhutan

Where One Meditates for 3 Years, 3 Months, and 3 Days

Sonam in Thimphu, Bhutan

3 Beautiful Girls

Old Prayer Wheel

Woman and Prayer Wheels