Illustration for article titled Time for a shelter in place adventure

Since we are now under a statewide “Shelter in Place” order in California, I have picked out my adventure for the day. “Going for a walk” is explicitly allowed under the shelter in place order so this qualifies since I dont have to drive anywhere. Plus social distancing should be easy since theres nobody around. I am undecided if I want to bike or hike, right now thinking I will bike the first/last portion and hike the steep part in the middle. My goal is to make to this peak:

Illustration for article titled Time for a shelter in place adventure
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This photo is from my front lawn where the peak can easily be seen not too far away. There is a route up to it from the West (to the left) but its about twice as steep as the route up from the East (to the right). I’m not looking for a struggle like that and prefer longer more gradual climbs. Plus the way I have planned gives me an excuse to do a hybrid bike/hike. Sure I could drive the biking portion since Im eventually ending up at a trail head but where is the fun in that? In total it should be about 20 miles and 4500 feet of elevation gain. Thats a real adventure so I am going to set off soon and assume it to take all day.

Good luck out there as the virus continues to impact us all!

Illustration for article titled Time for a shelter in place adventure

Bonus pic of some snow on the distant hills from a couple days ago. 

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