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Diane's Big Adventures

Diane's Big Adventures

Montecito Peak in drizzly fog

2010-10-25
Went for a fast hike up to Montecito Peak in the drizzly fog this weekend. It was pretty fun. The fog kept the temperature cool. The moist …

San Ysidro to East Camino Cielo

2010-10-16
Woke up to a dreary foggy day. It rained during the night. It appeared to still be raining in the morning. I packed my rain chaps and umbre…

Cathedral Peak on a 100 degree day

2010-09-26
Today we hiked to Cathedral Peak (Arlington Peak for the purists.) It had to be 100 degrees. The sun was so hot it sucked all the energy ou…

Davy Brown Trail

2010-08-29
I went on the Sierra Club hike to the Davy Brown trail. The Sierra Club always calls it the Fir Canyon hike. Fir Canyon is a really pretty …

I completed the PCT for real this time

2010-08-20
I had 60 miles to finish up the PCT. I just got back from completing them. Here is my trip report if you are interested. I took over 700 pictu…

A weekend on the PCT

2010-08-05
This past weekend, Trailhacker and I went for a little 66 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to celebrate his birthday. Pictures are here. …

Rattlesnake to Tunnel

2010-07-18
Today TrailHacker and I hiked up Rattlesnake trail. It was a hot day. Felt humid, too. I sweat like a pig. When we got to the meadow, we de…

Big San Ysidro loop hike today

2010-07-10
I went on a nice hike today. The Man and I went up San Ysidro, over the top of the Santa Ynez mountains and down to Forbush Flat. The return t…

Friday night mountains, Saturday beach

2010-07-03
Friday night Trailhacker and I joined the Sierra Club hikers. I don't think I have been on a Friday night hike for at leas 12 years. The Fr…

Hike to Dabney Cabin

2010-06-20
Trailhacker and I went for a 12 to 15 mile hike today, depending on whether you believe the trail signs or the Sierra Club hike list. We went …

Red Rock

2010-05-29
I led a Sierra Club hike to the old Sunbird Mercury Mine beyond Red Rock today. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. It was hard to…

Hiked on the PCT this weekend

2010-05-24
I went for a hike on the PCT this weekend. I drove out to San Francisquito Road and hiked northbound on the PCT for 20 miles to Sawmill Campgr…

Sisquoc Loop

2010-05-09
This weekend I hiked the Sisquoc loop with a friend who does it annually. It is not my favorite hike but I do love to be out there so I was ha…

Dropped Trailhacker on the PCT

2010-04-19
On Thursday afternoon I drove Trailhacker down to Lake Morena, making a pit stop in Warner Springs to pick up a couple of section hikers and d…

Sespe and Willets

2010-04-05
This Easter weekend, Trailhacker and I hiked along Sespe Creek to Willets and then to Sespe Camp. We left on Saturday morning and returned on …

Blue Canyon

2010-03-28
This weekend, Trailhacker and I backpacked to Blue Canyon. We left our car at the San Ysidro trailhead and hiked up the San Ysidro Trail, the…

Montecito 7 Trails Adventure

2010-03-06
Trailhacker was telling me he needed a big adventure. So I gave him one today. He didn't think we'd be going on my Sierra Club hike today sin…

Chorro Grande PCT Flashback

2010-02-28
Today I went on a hike off Highway 33 near Ojai. We started at about 3000 feet and hiked up to about 7000 feet. It had rained heavily yesterda…

Stevens Park to Inspiration Point

2010-02-21
With a minor milestone birthday coming up and feeling wistful for the long days and great fitness I had on the PCT, I decided to spend the las…

Lost Valley on Valentine's Day

2010-02-14
Trailhacker and I went for a hike on Lost Valley Trail for Valentine's Day. They've done some work on the Manzana trail. There used to be som…

Tequepis in the rain

2010-01-17
Today I hiked the Tequepis Trail in the rain. If anyone read my trail journal of my PCT hike, they know from my travails in Washington how mu…

San Ysidro 5 Trails

2010-01-16
I heard I was supposed to lead a Sierra Club hike today so I checked the listing on the computer to see what it was I was supposed to lead. I …

Hiawatha and Chuchadas Camps

2010-01-11
This weekend I hiked with 4 other people in the San Rafael Wilderness somewhere northwest of the Schoolhouse. It was a sort of recon mission f…

Mission Ridge

2010-01-04
This weekend I hiked with the Sierra Club up to Mission Ridge. I thought I had a picture or write-up of the route, but I don't. Basically, the…

California Christmas Hiking

2009-12-27
The weather for hiking is really nice this time of year. The day after Christmas Trailhacker and my mom and her husband went on a hike alon…

Gaviota Peak

2009-12-20
On this lovely December day, I led a Sierra Club hike to Gaviota Peak. Gaviota Peak is at 2458 feet and you start low enough in elevation tha…

Little Pine Mountain

2009-12-06
Whenever I hike Little Pine Mountain, I either die of heat prostration or I freeze to death. Today was one of those freeze to death days. But …

9 Trails, 2 Roads Loop

2009-11-28
Every year the Sierra Club does something they call the Ultimate Hike. On the same day, a bunch of runners run an endurance race called the 9 …

Don Victor Trail

2009-11-08
This weekend Trailhacker and I went with some friends to Don Victor Valley, DVV for short. Our objective was to do some trail maintenance as v…

A Change in the Weather

2009-10-05
Sunday we woke up to a profound change in the weather. Suddenly summer is over and now it is cold, windy and more like fall. Perfect hiking we…