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Hike Reports LA / SoCal Trails

Short Hike to a Swimming Hole in Stoddard Canyon

HIKE TO: Stoddard Canyon Falls MILES: 1.25 miles (out & back) TIME: 15-20 mins one-way DATE I WENT: 8/15/20 DIFFICULTY: easy ELEVATION: 3653 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 188 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest / Mount Baldy Wilderness Preserve / San Gabriel Mountains *please note Google maps currently shows this […]

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Hike Reports LA / SoCal Trails

Cooper Canyon Falls, Waterfall Hike in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Cooper Canyon Falls TRAIL: Burkhart Trail MILES: 3 miles out and back TIME: 1:20 hrs DATE I WENT: 5/17/20 DIFFICULTY: easy ELEVATION: 5630 ft (bottom of the falls) ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 828 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes, adventure pass LOCATION: Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles/ Southern California Unfortunately, Cooper Canyon Falls […]

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Hike Reports Road Trips Trip Guides/ Itineraries

Arizona/ Sedona Road Trip: Trails, Camps, & Things to See

Last Thanksgiving, I took a week-long road trip to explore Arizona and discovered there’s much more variety than just the desert. They have canyons, red rocks, mountains, turquoise blue-green colored streams, milky blue colored rivers, arches, waterfalls, and so much more! Some days, we drove a lot and saw very little, but every day was […]

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Hike Reports

Backpacking Havasupai

Ultimate Guide for Getting Permits and Trip Planning for Beginners Hike to: Mooney Falls / Beaver Falls / Havasupai Trail:  Havasu Falls Trail Miles:  20 miles out & back (parking lot to Supai: 8 mi | Supai to Mooney Falls: 2mi) Time:  1 overnighter (started 7 am first day, finished 2:30 pm second day). Please note […]

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Hike Reports National Parks

Upper Yosemite Falls, Struggles of a Winter Hike

Hike summary: ♦ Trail:  Upper Yosemite Falls Trail ♦ Distance:  7.4 miles ♦ Time:  6 hrs 15 mins (including breaks) ♦ Elevation Gain:  2,926 ft (max: 6,961 ft) ♦ Difficulty Level: strenuous (tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park) Winter hikes are really a wondrous things… trails are less busy, everything is white, and the experience is completely different than a summer/spring hike. […]

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Hike Reports

Top of the Falls! Chantry Flat Group Date… + Me

Last Sunday [11.16.14] my roomy invited me to go hiking w/ some friends to Chantry Flat.  It ended up being an couples thing…. & then there was me.  I was 7th wheel.  But I really don’t mind.  It’s nice that people don’t exclude you just cause you fly solo. Anyways, we did the Hermit Falls […]

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