Diane Soini

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I am a programmer for GauchoSpace in the College of Letters & Science IT group. I am a life-long resident of Santa Barbara and Goleta. I went to Dos Pueblos High School.

In 2008 and 2009 I hiked the PCT, starting from the Mexican border in 2008 and hiking to northern California, then in 2009 I started from my front door, hiked through the local backcountry to the PCT, hiked some desert and mountain sections then jumped up to northern California where I left off and hiked to the Canadian border. Since that time I like to save up my vacation days so I can do a 12-15 day backpack trip each year. I have hiked sections of the PCT, the Wind River Range, Glacier National Park, Buckskin Gulch and various places in our local backcountry including most recently, a trek from NIRA campground to Agua Dulce. In 1999 I did the Khumbu trek in Nepal to Kala Patthar, 18,500+ feet, which overlooks the Khumbu glacier and Everest base camp.

If you would like a copy of my handout, you can download it in PDF form here: https://ucsb.box.com/s/i2k7jbmp0qnf6ta4nqm54ylpvm6nyjme