Marathon weekend driving trip from Orange County. Got lots of drive up (or near drive up peaks) while I heal from an injury. Cahto, Iron, Anthony, Black Butte, Hull, Sanhedrin, Tamalpais, Davidson, & Diablo. With Kiwi the Dog.
Long day of peakbagging, Hull was easy enough coming from the north, driving the length of M1 on the day. Drove up halfway up the summit road and walked the last little bit to the top. The drive down to Pillsbury Lake was pretty tedious.
Drove up to the final switchback at 6am after camping lower, then hiked. There was still snow on some northeast aspects above the final switchback, but it was melting rapidly. The views were excellent, from Snow Mountain and Lake Pillsbury to Lassen rising above the clouds.
Managed to drive the van nearly to the summit, spent the night near the side road to the summit and hiked up the next morning. Spent the day driving north on miles of dirt Forest Service road tagging all the peaks I could find along the way. Trip Report.
Drove up from the M1 junction about half way to the summit, then walked. Clear views all the way form Kong Mountain in the north to Mount Saint Helena in the south, and out over the ocean which was covered in fog.
Went on to the nearby Yuki Wilderness High Point and Monkey Rock
It's a hell of a drive but was worth it on this fine winter day. T-shirt weather. Hiked the last couple miles up the road.