Diane's Big Adventures (and News)
Hurricane Deck: It never leaves you and it never leaves you alone
When I was hiking the PCT I met a man who told me that the PCT never leaves you and it never leaves you alone. I think that Hurricane Deck is worse than the PCT in this regard.
Last time I hiked Hurr More...
Posted on 2009-01-02
Little Pine Spring
Today TrailHacker finally realized his two weeks of vacation were nearing their end and decided to put aside the "odds and ends" he tends to do and hit the trail. We decided to go to Little Pine Sprin More...
Posted on 2009-01-01
West Camino Cielo and Hydromulch
TrailHacker and I took a little walk around West Camino Cielo. We had not looked at the Gap Fire burn area yet. Lazy, I guess.
Things sure look pretty without all the scrub growing. You can see all k More...
Posted on 2008-12-21
Tunnel to Rattlesnake
Today TrailHacker and I decided to hike up Tunnel and take the Connector to Rattlesnake to see what the fire did to the trail. It was a nice day for hiking with cool clouds that seem to be completely More...
Posted on 2008-11-28
The Season of Red and White
My cool hike that I had planned from Mono to the Grotto and then back down again, and then over to relax in the Little Caliente hot springs afterward did not happen. The roads are still closed after t More...
Posted on 2008-11-22
High Holy Days of Fall
There is a special spiciness to the air during the High Holy Days of Fall. These are the days when the air is cool and clear and the bay laurel and sycamore trees drop their fragrant leaves on to the More...
Posted on 2008-11-10
It was a hot day in October hiking to Montecito Peak.
I am still affected by my PCT hike and the weeks of unemployed/underemployed solitude since then. I went on the hike with 13 other hikers. I stil More...
Posted on 2008-10-25
Weekend in the Southern Sierras
Over the weekend I had a chance to hike a 28 mile portion of the PCT, a section I had hiked already in the Owen's Peak area.
I hiked with two section hikers I met through the PCT email discussion lis More...
Posted on 2008-10-13
Not quite Cathedral Peak
Today I hiked with the Sierra Club up to the base of the Cathedral Peak spine. The spine is the prominent rocky ridge with all the rounded boulders that forms the trail to the top.
The weather was wa More...
Posted on 2008-09-27
Free snacks in the forest!
Today I led a hike on Rattlesnake trail up to Mission Ridge and back down along the Edison road and a primitive trail to Rattlesnake again. A fine loop even if it was pretty darn hot and humid today.
Posted on 2008-09-07