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Ladyface Mountain: One Mile Ridge Hike in Agoura Hills

This short, but steep, day hike near Los Angeles reminds me of island ridge hikes.

The trail includes some short class 3 scrambles but can be bypassed by hiking the dirt trail around most of it.

It’s a good hike if you’re looking for a quick, short, booty-blasting workout with a little spice.

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Hike to Mount Lawlor 5928 ft. in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Mount Lawlor TRAIL: Strawberry Peak Trail > Firebreak MILES: 4.55 miles loop TIME: 2:43 hr DATE I WENT: 2/14/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 5928 ft ELEVATION GAIN: 1309 ft PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest Mount Lawlor (5928 ft) in Angeles National Forest is a relatively easy and short hike in the Angeles […]

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Hike Strawberry Peak via Mountaineer’s Route

HIKE TO: Strawberry Peak TRAIL: Mountaineer’s Route from Colby Canyon MILES: 6.46 miles out and back TIME: 2:47 hrs up, 2:17 hrs down DATE I WENT: 12/20/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 6165ft ELEVATION GAIN: 2684 ft PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest Strawberry Peak’s Mountaineer’s Route is considered a class 2-3 climb, meaning it’s a […]

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Hike Iron Mountain via Heaton Flats in Angeles National Forest

Iron Mountain via Heaton Flats in San Gabriel Mountains is a strenuous hike but great for training! It’s almost 7k ft of elevation gain in just under 7 miles.

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Hike to Bighorn Peak in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Bighorn Peak TRAIL: Icehouse Canyon > Ontario Peak Trail MILES: 10.57 miles (out & back) TIME: 4:39 hrs (4 hr moving time) DATE I WENT: 10/25/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 8441 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 3428 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest/ San Bernardino National Forest, Cucamonga Wilderness Icehouse […]

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My First Solo Backpacking Trip – Henninger Flats

HIKE TO: HENNINGER FLATS, UPPER CAMPGROUND TRAIL: MT WILSON TOLL RD MILES: 6 MILES OUT AND BACK ELEVATION: 2600 FT ELEVATION GAIN: 1300 -1500 FT ish TIME: 1 NIGHT (2 HR TOTAL HIKE TIME) DATE I WENT: 6/29 – 6/30, 2018 DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIP HIKE PERMIT: NO, BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN IN AT […]

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Sunset Hike at Wisdom Tree, Cahuenga Peak & Hollywood Sign

If I haven’t said it already, I think this is one of my favorite spots to catch the sunset.  On Wednesday [6.13.15] after work, I came here to catch the days end as the moon rises.  It took us maybe 25 minutes to get to the tree from the wonder view trail head, and another […]

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This Morning’s Hike: Sunrise Wisdom Tree & Tea House Griffith Park

I don’t work weekends much, but this is one of the few weekends I’m stuck in the office… which I guess isn’t terrible since the weather isn’t too great outside.  But I’ve been craving the outdoors so I woke up at 4:45 am to catch a sunrise hike back at the Wisdom Tree, and explore […]

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National Trails Day: Wisdom Tree

I had to come back to one of my favorite trails for a quick hike on National Trails Day [6.6.15] — the Wisdom Tree in Hollywood.  I do this one so much so I am not going to do a full write up.  From the car (I was in the first spot) to the tree, it took […]

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Bug Bites at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Alright still catching up on my May hikes posts. I’ve been to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook three times at night in the past six weeks or so: April 28th after my pole class was the first.  I’ve been here countless times at night before but this was the first time I got bug bites!! […]

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