Diane's Big Adventures (and News)
San Ysidro 5 Trails
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 saw that it was the San Ysidro 5 Trails, which is a loop t More...
Posted on 2010-01-16
Hiawatha and Chuchadas Camps
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 for the volunteer Wilderness Rangers and Condor Trail propo More...
Posted on 2010-01-11
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 hike is a primitive trail on a ridge between Tunnel and R More...
Posted on 2010-01-04
California Christmas Hiking
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 along the beach with the Sierra Club. The weather was very ple More...
Posted on 2009-12-27
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 that you have to gain at least 2000 of those feet.
The way w More...
Posted on 2009-12-20
Little Pine Mountain
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 mostly it was really nice.
When we got to the trailhead a More...
Posted on 2009-12-06
9 Trails, 2 Roads Loop
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 Trails. This year, because of trail closures, both groups More...
Posted on 2009-11-28
Don Victor Trail
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 volunteers for the Forest Service. It sounds so official, b More...
Posted on 2009-11-08
A Change in the Weather
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 weather.
Tony and I went with friends to hike the Lost Vall More...
Posted on 2009-10-05
Photos from Red Rock
I went with the Sierra Club to hike to Red Rock this weekend. The weather was warm but not too hot. The water was very low. Nobody was jumping from the big red rock today.
We swam in the upper pool w More...
Posted on 2009-09-23