Diane's Big Adventures (and News)
Lost Valley to Castle Rock
Today's adventure featured Lost Valley trail to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is a made-up name for a rock outcrop that looks rather like a molar with a pine tree on top. This large monolith is plopped bet More...
Posted on 2006-11-26
Wind Caves on Thanksgiving Day
Today I went with friends to the wind caves at Gaviota. It's a great place if you have never been. You park near the beach campground (but not in it) on a road just past the kiosk and up the hill, the More...
Posted on 2006-11-23
Yesterday we hiked Boney Mountain.
I am not sure what Boney Mountain is. Only a tiny portion of our hike was on the Old Boney Mountain trail. Otherwise, not even the summit destination was called Bon More...
Posted on 2006-10-01
Fun at Gaviota
Today I went on Robert's hike to the Gaviota caves. He's done a good job of making that hike really fun.
Now that the fire (from 2 years ago) has burned away the brush, new routes have been made avai More...
Posted on 2006-09-23
Mission Ridge from Rattlesnake
This Saturday Tony and I hiked up to Mission Ridge from Rattlesnake Trail. I'm so out of shape! I'm actually sore even though the hike didn't even seem hard while we were doing it.
The Sierra Club di More...
Posted on 2006-09-10
Adventures on Rattlesnake
Today we did the inaugural hike of new Sierra Club Hike Leader David Cooper on Rattlesnake trail. We didn't see any rattlesnakes and David didn't have to fill out any accident reports on anybody.
Posted on 2006-08-19
Little tractor on Jesusita
Today we hiked Jesusita trail in the mist. There has been some trail work done. The little orange tractor that did it was still up there.
It's nice that somebody has a tractor to do that kind of work More...
Posted on 2006-07-30
Adventures on the West Fork
I haven't been up the West Fork of the Cold Spring (note the lack of a plural "s" here) Trail in a long time. Last winter's rains washed the trail out for one thing. And it's just not a real big favor More...
Posted on 2006-07-02
Lucky day on the Snyder Trail
What an unexpected, surprising day of good luck on the Snyder Trail today!
First of all, I was not expecting so many amazing flowers. Especially the huge, scarlet larkspurs that towered over my head. More...
Posted on 2006-06-10
Red Rock on a hot day
Today we went to Red Rock. It was very hot. At least mid 90s.
We parked at the end of Paradise Road and took the high trail. I learned today that the high trail is called the Gibraltar Trail. I alway More...
Posted on 2006-06-04