A gorgeous day at Diablo Lake for the 8.5 miles and 1,650 ft elevation gain/loss hike. We were hiking so fast that one of the member’s hiking boots disintegrated. No worries, he made it back to the parking lot o.k. We had lunch by the Riprap Creek waterfall. Have I mentioned that this is one of my favorite hikes? Eight members joined me today and as usual, the hike didn’t disappoint. After the hike some of us jumped into the lake and some of us were cooling our feet. Boy, was it cold. It took me four attempts to build up enough courage to take a second or two swim. Good day with good company.