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