A warm week but very low humidity — lovely under the trees and we had three great hikes
Wednesday June 15
Bald Hill Road to The Pinnacles look-out, Danby SF
The wonderful look-out with the striking views over West Danby and the hills beyond is now fully obscured by scrubby trees until the leaves drop in the fall — so we had to do the traditional commemorative shot facing the other way
At the half-way point — it takes an hour to get back to the cars if you retrace your steps, including a steep climb — or about 20 minutes without any climb if you go back on the road here. There’s always a little drama at this point — who will wimp out and take the short-cut?
Check out Jack V’s photos online here.
Saturday June 18
Hammond Hill SF, ski trails
Sunday June 19
Shindagin Hollow SF, Braley Hill Road to Shindagin Hollow Road on the FLT
Official head count: 28H, three D
Roti get-together at Jack and Sandy’s
Jack and Sandy had this house built when they moved here from San Diego 16 years ago. It’s a classic passive solar design — it catches the low winter sunlight but excludes the hot summer sun with overhanging roofs and decks.
Margaret — the pond is full of blue dye to control algae
A number of us went swimming — water temp was just right
Get-together head count — I didn’t try an official count but we picked up some people who didn’t hike and it was a good turnout, especially considering it was Father’s Day.
Check out Annie’s photos online here.
Jack V didn’t post his shots online yet — stay tuned.