Diane's Big Adventures (and News)
Potrero in the fall
We had a great hike yesterday. Our back country is so pretty in the fall. The sycamore leaves were starting to turn. The sky was crystal clear. I love how you can walk in the shade or contour into a s More...
Posted on 2005-11-14
Blood Mountain to Neel Gap
This weekend Tony and I hiked the Appalachian trail from Blood Mountain to Neel Gap. We made a loop out of it. Probably a 4 or 5 mile round trip.
There's a great store at Neel Gap. It's kinda like th More...
Posted on 2005-10-25
Hey Thanks, Y'all!
I got my first check from Google today. Thanks for clicking! I can pay for another 7 months of my web site! Woo hoo!
Sorry I haven't had any good adventures to report. I've been a bit lazy. I hope to More...
Posted on 2005-10-03
Oh how embarrassing!
I go out to get the paper this morning and there I am on the front page looking like I'm all hunched over in pain or something. How embarrassing!
The News-Press did an article on being prepared when More...
Posted on 2005-08-21
Pack it in, pack it out
Just got back from Red Rock. It's 100 degrees back there. We went to the upper-most swimming hole. The water had to be around 75 degrees. Felt so good.
We saw turtles and small fish. A heron flew ove More...
Posted on 2005-07-31
Hiking is different from other sports
In a lot of other sports if you follow various training regimens, lift weights, watch your heart-rate, do intervals etc., you can expect to improve steadily. It's usually a simple matter of what you p More...
Posted on 2005-07-17
Leading a challenging hike
I played sweep on a Sierra Cub hike on Cold Springs trail this weekend. A challenging experience to say the least.
Leading hikes is always an adventure. Sometimes you lead whiners. Sometimes, if you More...
Posted on 2005-07-04
Front country summer hiking
It's summer now, so too hot in the way back country. Well, that's probably not quite true, but will be true very soon. So until fall, it's time for hiking the front country.
I haven't been doing as m More...
Posted on 2005-06-19
View of the Fog
I don't know if you can call it a big adventure, but today I led a Sierra Club hike up to Montecito Peak.
We had a visitor from the Chezk Republic. He found the hike schedule here! It's always nice t More...
Posted on 2005-06-05
Judell and Upper Sisquoc
This weekend Tony and I did another Forest Service working backpack trip.
The goal was to do some trail work on the Upper Sisquoc trail between Skunk and South Fork. We went with a couple of goat pac More...
Posted on 2005-05-23