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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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!! […]Read More