Diane's Big Adventures (and News)
Spring is springing
Took a long adventure hike yesterday with some geocachers. We went from Rattlesnake up to the meadow, up the connector to Tunnel, up to Mission Ridge. The way down was along Mission Ridge to the Ediso More...
Posted on 2004-03-01
Which of these two recliners do you prefer?
Posted on 2004-02-15
Blue Canyon Trail
I hiked Blue Canyon Trail recently. It is one of my favorites places.
Several years ago when I was first getting started hiking, I chose this hike. I guess I liked it because I needed to be alone, a More...
Posted on 2004-02-12
The Meaning of Life
Last November Tony and I were on our annual Thanksgiving backpack trip. This year we went to Mission Pine Springs. Mission Pine Springs is at once remote and within view of civilization. It takes a w More...
Posted on 2004-01-27
Squalor at the shooting range
I hiked on Arroyo Burro trail on Saturday. We started from the top and went down the north side of the mountains to the Santa Ynez River.
This hike begins at a shooting range. I could not believe th More...
Posted on 2004-01-27
Now is a good time to see the butterflies.
I haven't been to the Ellwood butterfly preserve lately, but where I work I can see butterflies flying all around during the day. It's that time of year.
Posted on 2004-01-15
Montecito Peak: always an adventure
This always happens on a hike to Montecito Peak with a large group. Invariably people get just a little too spread out and the group in the front finds the turn-off to the peak and the group in the r More...
Posted on 2004-01-10
Hiking the freezing Tequepis trail
Today we hiked Tequepis trail which is one of the prettiest trails around. We were not prepared for how cold it was, though, and after a little while at the summit we had to run down as fast as we cou More...
Posted on 2004-01-03
Industrial strength summit can
Happy New Year! Today I did a hike up to Gaviota Peak. So did a whole lot of other people as far as I could tell. We saw a lot of people heading up as we were coming down.
Spring is starting. There w More...
Posted on 2004-01-01
Here's a hike that's fun to do. I did this on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You need two cars unless you want to do a round trip. Many people on that Saturday were doing the round trip, but they we More...
Posted on 2003-12-13