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Diane's Big Adventures

Diane's Big Adventures

Dabney Cabin hike

2012-09-09
Yesterday we hiked in the blaring sun to Dabney Cabin. Manzana Creek was mostly dry everywhere. There were pockets of water in very shady area…

Wind River Range

2012-07-27
I just returned from hiking in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. I hiked from Big Sandy opening to Green River Lakes, visiting the Cirque of th…

Finally I have completed ALL of the PCT

2012-06-01
I have finally completed the entire PCT, no missing pieces. My last unfinished piece was in the San Gabriel mountains near Baden-Powell. I s…

Whiteledge Loop

2012-04-03
This weekend, Cesar Chavez holiday weekend, Trailhacker, Beeman and I hiked the Whiteledge Loop. I set off ahead of everyone for a little s…

Lost Valley Backpack

2012-02-20
Trailhacker and I went for an overnighter on Lost Valley Trail this weekend. If you have hiked Lost Valley lately, you probably know that the…

Tequepis

2012-02-11
I haven't written anything in a while. I guess my adventures have been somewhat routine, but they are always adventures. For example, last we…

Hike to Haddock Campsite

2011-11-23
I've been wanting to thru-hike the Gene Marshall Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail. The trail is 18 miles long but I have never seen the…

Hike to La Cumbre Peak

2011-11-19
Today I hiked to La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail with the Sierra Club. Here's the view looking down into downtown from about 1/3 of the…

Great day to hike Tequepis

2011-10-15
Hiked the Tequepis trail today. This is the perfect time to hike this trail. The air is clean making the views of Lake Cachuma just beautiful.…

September adventures

2011-09-11
On Saturday we hiked to Dabney Cabin along the Manzana Trail. It was quite an adventure! We started the morning with a forest fire blow the Go…

Glorious Fishbowls hike over Labor Day weekend

2011-09-05
On Sunday a group of us hiked the Fishbowls loop. What a wonderful place! It was in the Pine Mountain high country near Lockwood Valley. The …

Piedra Blanca up the creek

2011-08-21
Yesterday we hiked up Piedra Blanca and at the first big creek crossing beyond the campsite, we headed up the creek a half a mile to a big swi…

Weed's Mariposa Lilies

2011-07-24
We did a nice hike connecting 5 trails and 2 roads today. We went up the San Ysidro Trail, along East Camino Cielo a short distance to Cold Sp…

Mt. Pinos

2011-07-18
Trailhacker and I spent the weekend near Mt. Pinos. We camped at Able and did a day hike to Mt. Pinos. I was surprised that Mt. Pinos is almos…

Bioluminscent caterpillars on Cold Springs Trail

2011-06-26
To celebrate the summer solstice I led a Sierra Club hike to the top of Montecito Peak. It was a lovely summer day. The sun actually came out …

Davy Brown and Willow Springs Trails

2011-06-20
The Davy Brown and Willow Springs Trails are located in a nice canyon near Davy Brown campground. The Davy Brown trail starts in Davy Brown ca…

San Ysidro 5 Trail Hike

2011-06-12
Today I went with the Sierra Club hike to the waterfall on San Ysidro Trail. The falls are still flowing nicely. It's green with maiden hair f…

San Jacinto

2011-06-01
Over Memorial Day Weekend, Trailhacker and I hiked over the San Jacinto mountains along the Pacific Crest Trail. Last year, Trailhacker sli…

Worst Backpacking Trip Ever

2011-05-19
I just returned from 5 days in Section C on the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking from Highway 18 near Big Bear to 5 miles beyond Cajon Pass/Interst…

Little Pine Spring

2011-04-17
I decided to do a little overnighter this weekend. There was a Sierra Club Hike to Little Pine Mountain the same day. I told him I would bri…

Poppy Hill

2011-04-11
This weekend I did a day hike with The Man in the Figueroa Mountain area. This is supposedly prime wildflower season but it appears it is …

Santa Paula Peak

2011-04-03
Yesterday Trailhacker and I went with the Sierra Club to hike to Santa Paula Peak. The hike was a car shuttle and about 16 miles of hiking. W…

Pine Mountain Lodge

2011-03-14
On Saturday I hiked with the Sierra Club to Pine Mountain Lodge. Pine Mountain Lodge is a campsite above 5000 feet on the Gene Marshall Piedra…

Quick overnighter to Matias Potrero

2011-03-06
Yesterday I brought a loaded backpack on the Sierra Club hike, which was the Aliso trail loop. I hiked with the Sierra Club using my day pack.…

Snow in the backcountry

2011-02-27
I hiked on the Arroyo Burro trail from East Camino Cielo toward the Santa Ynez River. Here are pictures of the snow! There was a lot of sno…

It's spring and the mountain lilac smells great

2011-01-23
Today Trailhacker and I hiked up Cold Spring trail to the top. It's apparent that spring has arrived in full force. Little white milkmaids blo…

Lost Valley on a warm January day

2011-01-16
Trailhacker and I had some friends who planned to hike on Lost Valley Trail. Some were going to use it to get further into the backcountry for…

Divide Peak

2011-01-09
Today I hiked to Divide Peak from the Murietta trail. Murietta Divide is the boundary of the watersheds that feed the Santa Ynez River, Santa …

Arroyo Burro Trail

2010-12-30
This was a perfect week to go hiking on the Arroyo Burro Trail north to the Santa Ynez River. TrailHacker and I wanted to hike this trail to …

Pretty colors on Little Pine Mountain

2010-12-05
I went for a hike up to Little Pine Mountain. It was so pretty today. It was a perfect day for hiking up Little Pine. The sycamore and alde…