That honor has to go to John Fedak, who has a Web site full of photo albums from hikes around the Bay Area and the Sierra. John sent me an e-mail yesterday with a link to an awesome online gadget he cooked up: Virtual Ventana — which uses Google Earth technology to create an interactive terrain map of the Ventana Wilderness, a vast, hilly section of California down by Big Sur. He’s got it set up so that when you click on little dots on the map, his pictures and and traiil descriptions appear. Nifty.
If John isn’t careful, we might draft him to show us around Ventana before summer hits and the place turns into a furnace. His latest hike is to the ever-spectacular Pinnacles National Monument.
Not sure I’m the hikingest guy in Mtn View 🙂
I will, however, take the title of most mosquito-bitten guy in mountain view:
I’d be happy to organize a Ventana trip a bit later in the spring. Like almost everything on the coast, wildflower season is the best time of year.
BTW, if you’re looking for a nice beginner winter camping destination, I highly recommend heading out towards Glacier Point from Badger Pass.