Diane Soini

  • Walker, hiker, backpacker
  • Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador
  • Author Piper's Flight and Adventure and Magic, personal books about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Web developer/Drupal wrangler
  • Born and raised in Santa Barbara
  • Went to all my schooling from elementary school to the university in Santa Barbara
  • I work at the University of California in Santa Barbara
  • I'd like to move someday but where would I go?
  • I have had parrots since I was a teenager. They live a long time.
  • I play fiddle, Strumstick, pennywhistle and Irish flute old time music with the Glendessary Jam.
  • I can cook a really good steak.
  • I lift barbells and can squat more than I weigh.

Read about my 2009 adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail!

  • Lost Valley Trail and the tree that almost fell on me
    Lost Valley Trail and the tree that almost fell on me
  • On the Kalalau Trail, Kauai
    On the Kalalau Trail, Kauai
  • Hiking on Manzana Trail
    Hiking on Manzana Trail
  • Hiking in Glacier National Park
    Hiking in Glacier National Park
  • Building a snowman on Topatopa
    Building a snowman on Topatopa
  • Hiking to Big Cone Spruce
    Hiking to Big Cone Spruce
  • Hiking Ocean View Trail
    Hiking Ocean View Trail
  • Hiking in the Wind River Range
    Hiking in the Wind River Range