12th Peak down just in Time!!!

A lot more snow on Wilson than I expected. We encountered patches of snow three miles from the summit and constant, snow covered trail two…

Woop Woop With the Twins

Found this hike fairly easy compared to previous 5. My goal was to complete the original 6 pack but weather conditions prevented hiking Gorgornio. Trail…

Last one for 2019

This was definitely a great way to celebrate the life of my uncle!!

Mt Wilson

One of my favorite hikes! Amazing views

Strawberry Peak

Made the trek up to Strawberry Peak. Definitely worth the great views of the LA Basin.

Strawberry Peak

A fun and easy hike! Took a slight detour at the end to summit Mt Lawlor. Perfect conditions and great views of LA and Catalina!

Santiago Peak

Summited Santiago Peak today to finish the 12-Pack!!!! Got a break in the weather, and got’er done.  This is the alternate route since Holy Jim…

Santiago

Weather perfect: cold start but warm in sun. Clear skies meant amazing views. Shame Holy Jim is still closed but Maple Springs worth doing for…

Oh Santiago! Peak 12

Monday morning and I was fiending for a hike,  with only one last peak to summit what choice did I have,  what a perfect day…

San B is my 12th Peak

San Bernardino was my final peak to bag.  Last Sunday I completed the NorCal Challenge and so this was Peak 12 for me.   I…

A Snowy Pinos and Sawmill

We could follow others tracks in the snow to Mt Pino but then needed to use Gaia GPS to navigate on to Sawmill Mountain.  It…

All Snow on Pinos and Sawmill

Awesome day in the Los Padres National Forest. Perfect weather, a bit cloudy, no wind, and temps around 37 F. Snow was firm at our…

Sitton in the Rain

Wonderful hike on a cool, misty day! Did the 9.5 miles in less than 4 hours… nice rolling hills and great trail conditions made this…

Slippery Sitton

The drizzly conditions kept the crowds away.  The temperature was great.  Steep ascend at the end.  

Strawberry Peak 🍓 + Mt. Lawlor

Strawberry Peak via Redbox Canyon.  Distance:  8.5 miles.  Elevation Gain:  2,600 ft.  My hiking partner and I started at 7 AM during a foggy, drizzly…

Majestic Modjeska + Santiago Peaks

Santiago & Modjeska Peaks via Maple Springs Road. Elevation gain:  4,500 ft. Total mileage:  23.5.  A virtual unintended marathon!  Peak #7 of #sixpackofpeaks. Goal is…

Sitton Peak

Awesome short little hike. Got pretty steep at the end but was well worth it. Some bushwacking on the trail.

Baden Powell, Solo Hike

This one was lots of fun! It was my first solo hike, and with it only being a 8 mile hike (round trip) it was…

San G is Ice Ice Baby

With the recent rain and more coming in the forecast, we figured Sunday 11/24 might be the last “clear” day of the year to bag…

Baldy you were amazing!

First hike of end of year snow season 2019. It was a lovely day to hike. The mountain was covered in snow, trail was visible…

Cucamonga Peak!

Was a beautiful day, and was plenty of snow but nothing too difficult. Micro spikes for sure though! Quite a bit of slippery ice near…

Snowy San Jacinto

Insta @jjfeltis The most difficult 19.2 mile, snow covered day hike I have ever done. But the views were worth it!

Baden Powell sub

Road to Baden Powell was closed so had to do a detour to Mt Isip

Mt. Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse

We tried to schedule our Mt. Pinos (& Sawmill and Grouse) summits to take place before the snow we encountered last year; unfortunately, it snowed…

Sitton Peak! The views 🥰😍

The last 1.9 🥵! This was a great hike and good workout. The last part was tough! I would say both up and coming down…

It goes to 11..

Lots of miles, mostly fire road, so not the prettiest or most challenging of trails. But checked off my no. 11. Views for miles: Catalina…

Santiago Peak

A little windy, longer than expected but still a beautiful day to bag a peak.  Starting from maple springs is a long round trip but…

San Gorgonio

Wanted to try and get in San Gorgonio before the storm comes in.  Decided to try the recently re-opened Fish Creek Trail.  This route is…

Gorgonio – Peak 10 of 12

So glad we made this hike yesterday; the cloudy and windy weather caught up to us on the summit, but I’m so excited to have…

Hike for Frito Pie!

Although I have done Wilson before I have never stopped to eat at the Cafe..or the Cafe has been closed.  This time we determined we…

San Gorgonio

Was able to knock this one out before it snowed a few days later. Only seen a handful of people. Did the last few miles…

San Jacinto

Took the tram up. Nice weather with plenty of shade. Kinda cold in the shade though. Nice rock scramble at the top. Had a nice…

Mountain San Jacinto

Awesome hike. A lot of tree cover and good weather. A very short bit of scrambling at the end.

San B!

Apparently, yesterday was national take a hike day and I just happened to go on my longest (by distance) day hike to date, up to…

Mt. Baldy via Register Ridge

When true friends come near and far to celebrate our birthdays🎂 on top of the mountain. I felt so blessed and incredibly grateful to be…

Sunny San Gorgonio

Sometimes you just gotta drop everything and run for the hills. That’s exactly how this solo summit of San G. went. Without a cloud in…

San J

Great Fun!!!

Baldy in the books!

Awesome November sunny day! Hike was beautiful with lots of people on a Saturday but it was not too bad. Very windy and cold throughout…

Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mtn.

Started at 6:30am from Chula Vista Campground. 37 degrees and clear. Not strenuous hike to Mt. Pinos so we added the trip over to Sawmill…

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain

I hiked with my hubby.  This was our last hike for the challenge.  We started out at 6:30 am.  It didn’t take long to get…

Ballast Takes a Hike

I did this hike with my gym. Probably one of the easiest hike I’ve done. It took less than 4 hours to complete.

Mt Baldy

Hiked up Ski Hut to the peak, and then down Devil’s Backbone to the Notch (had a beer, of course).  Perfect weather & a little…

Baldy Bday Bash

Hike Beyond the Hills hike: Cecilia and I have an upcoming birthday. We set out for a pre birthday hike via Register Ridge. First time…

Sitton Peak

Lots of bugs; steep on the last half mile to peak

San J

Make sure you bring a headlamp because the sun sets behind the mountain and it gets dark early. Great views once you get to the…

Solo on San Jacinto

I drove from Santa Cruz to hike San Jacinto when I got a surprise day off on Tuesday and having Wednesday off, I began packing…

Veteran’s Day hike

Beautiful day for a hike to San Jacinto peak with my fourteen year old daughter. We had the pleasure of seeing a gorgeous stag along…

Six Pack Complete on Ontario Peak

Super THANKFUL for my 17 year old son who joined me today so that I could complete my 6 pack! Perfect weather and temperature with…

Saving the Last for Last

Yay!! I finally did it. All 12 Peaks. This was my first time attempting the challenge and I am ready for 2020. To be honest…

Strawberry Peak

Hot, clear trail. Needed to put into between bushes the closer I got to the peak

Veteran’s Day Fun

My boyfriend and I started our hike on Veteran’s Day at 7:30 a.m. The weather was perfect. It was brisk, chilly, and a little windy…

Finished at Last

I’ve never finished the Six Pack this late in the year but I’m happy to report that I got 6 hikes in.  Today I decided…

The 6th

This was originally my first peak but because of the snow I could not finish it. Now in the Fall it completed my very first…

San Jacinto, they checked my permit

Started at the tram. Gaia showed me a route along the north side of Long Valley. I don’t recommend this route, stay on the south…

Mt. San Jacinto

I hiked with my husband, and we started out on the 8:45 Aerial Tramway.  We stopped at the ranger station to fill out our permit. …

Pinos

Great short hike. Beautiful area and always nice to be outside of L.A. County. Very easy stroll, we even plan on taking the toddler with…

Mount Baden Powell

Awesome trail. I saw maybe 5 hikers total on a sunday! There were plenrty of people on the peak, but there and back I was…

TEN! Almost done….

Beautiful day! Perfect hike weather! We were fast to the summit, about four hours for the six-plus miles of steady uphill, including a break at…

Brutal!

I am sometimes asked what my most difficult hike has been. Right now I can say it was this one! over 18 miles, with over…

Mission Accomplished to Santiago Peak

Hiked to the tallest peak in OC (5,689’)—Santiago Peak aka Saddleback Mountain. This mountain has been a controversial one this year due to last year’s…

San Jacinto Peak

Easy hike but the Tram was scary AF since I’m scared of heights

Ontario Peak

I love hearing the creek during the first mile starting at ice house canyon.  It was especially nice in combination with fall colored leaves.  Route…

Idyllic San jacinto

Hiked San Jacinto from the Marion Mountain Trail Head near Idyllwild.  We lefft LA at 4:30am and were on the trail just after 7am.  Cool…

Dude this was actually difficult

This hike was roughhhh for me towards the end. I’m not normally a stopper. A slower maybe, but not a stopper. But boy was I…

Solo hike

solo hike to Cucamonga peak. Encountered some annoying gnats the first mile and a half. Trying to complete the 12 peaks before it snows!

Strawberry Peak in the fall

On a clear day you can see forever on this trail. A great time to look around and see all the peaks I hit this…

Finished Challenge

Started at peak and hiked down along the creek to the flats and then up the other side of the loop. finally finished the challenge.…

Herd of turtles do Mt Baldy

Took the ski lift up and down. Great weather. Not my favorite hike of the 10 we’ve done so far but still a nice day…

San Jacinto Peak

Beautiful fall day and perfect hiking conditions. The trail had very few hikers. It was a wonderful day to check another peak off my list.

Ontario Peak

Ontario Peak was beautiful!  All of the flowing water was so relaxing and serene. The ascent was somewhat steep and we felt the elevation gain.…

Sitton Peak

Sitton Peak; 9.7 miles; 3273 elevation; 2083 elevation gain

Mt Wilson

Good hike! Pretty flat at the beginning but getting steeper starting 6 miles.

First time summiting Ontario Peak

This was my first time summiting Ontario peak. The views on the way to the peak are stunning. I have a hard time knowing what…

Mt. Cucamonga

Sunny and cool. Not many people. 37,000 steps to complete this, I was beat but I didn’t see others struggling. Depends on your condition.

Cucamonga Peak

I hiked with my husband.  We hiked up Ice House Canyon Trail.  The hike wasn’t too difficult; however, the last part up to the peak…

Mt Wilson

Initially planning on entering though Chantry Flats however was closed due to the winds. Started at Henninger trailhead.  Hiked about 2.5 miles to henninger flats…

Ontario

Finally finished my fifth hike. Weather was clear could see Los Angles in the Distance. Hope to finish my last hike this week before I…

Cheers to Ontario!

this was my last official peak for 2019 before radiation treatment for my brain tumor. I love Ontario Peak – the twisting and inclines and…

Conga Line on Cucamonga

We started right at sunup and were very surprised at how crowded the trail was. It was a steady stream of people which we likened…

Mt. Pinos- 3-2-1 Challenge

Great hike! The views were BEAUTIFUL, however, starting from Nordic base it was the first of the three peaks we reached so we summited Grouse…

Mount Baldy!

The last push to the top is quite steep and difficult, it is really a beautiful, spectacular hike (save for the fire road part maybe…)…

The Twelfth Peak: Santiago Peak

This hike almost didn’t happen this year. But after hearing from friends who bagged this peak either by Cadillac-Joplin or by Maple Springs Road I…

Mt Baldy with my mate

Been caught up with work and travel so haven’t been able to get these hikes done as quickly as planned!  Still will finish them before…

Baldy Babes take over San Jacinto

Super fun day on the mountain. Perfect weather and not many people. Only found 3 of the markers at the peak, 4th was elusive. Great…

San Bernardino Peak

Started hike at 10am and got back down at 6pm. The 0.5 miles to the parking lot of the trailhead was rough, lot’s of rocks…

Snow Flurries Free

My last peak of my own six pack. It kicked my butt but afterwards, realizing the accomplishment; it was worth it. The last mile seemed…

Mt. Baden Powell

Good trail. Very stable slope. A little windy and chilly at the top. The sign is old though.

Strawberry Peak

This hike is easy for the first 2 miles then hard the last 1.5miles. Easy to follow. There are a couple mini false summits. Good…

The Cucamonga

We had gusty winds that day but nothing dangerous, we checked the weather report. Lots of rocks, water in the creek, trail thin and rocky…

Post-Spartan Race Hike Up Mt. Pinos

I hiked Mt Pinos last Sunday after a Spartan Trail Race in nearby Lebec because it was conveniently located within 30 minutes of the venue. …

Windy at the Summit!!

This was a really lovely hike. The wind was pretty bad but it wasn’t a problem until we got to the saddle right by the…

Baldy – 9 of 12

Hiked this on a Saturday. Verrrrry busy! Felt bad for the people coming up the ski hut trail on our way down.

Strawberry Peak

Started early at 6:30 AM Great to start the weekend before our Mt. Whitney hike during Halloween We were worried about the weather to be…

HikerSparkie

That was a great hike.  Started late though. The view was awesome!!

3-2-1 Group Hike

Although I already did Mt. Pinos earlier this year, I returned to do the 3-2-1 Hike: 3 peaks in 2 counties in 1 day.  This…

Hello Darkness, my old friend

Challenging ALL day hike… bring enough snacks and bring your lights… you will start your hike and end your hike in the dark.

San Gorgonio

Such a cool hike the day was beautiful, the view was gorgous. I highly recomend this hike!

Cucamonga Peak Hike

Started the hike around 9am. A bit later than what recommendations had suggested. The trail wasn’t too busy. Definitely noticed hikers passing me by and…

Bring Face Protection

Started at noon, took a detour to see Sturtevant Falls and had to backtrack to get back on the Upper Falls trail to the peak.…

Mount San Jacinto

Still feeling a little guilty about choosing the “easy” route, but I didn’t want to do an almost 20 miler without my two favorite hiking…

Numero7

Have aspirations to complete the 12 but have been lacking some motivation. Getting the first step remains the toughest to complete. Onward.

HikerSparkie

Today hike was very windy and sunny.  Still a great day!

San Bernardino Peak

The trail in good condition. The view on the way up is very beautiful, but the top is not very pretty though.

Strawberry Peak Scramble

Completed my 6th Peak with the best group of hiking buddies ever. Waking up at 345am to start our hike by 530am was so worth…

Cucamonga Peak

This is a beautiful hike! Weather was perfect!

Ontario Peak!

Fantastic hike, favorite of the 4 i have done thus far. Many different terrains.

Herd of turtles do Mt Pinos

Easy hike. The 2.5 hour drive each way was more gruelling than the hike. Good for taking dogs and kids. Cool to see the view…

Mt. Piños plus 3-2-1 Challenge

Beautiful fall hike but COLD. Thirty- and forty-something temps. And windy. Piños is my #9 of the challenge, plus did the 3-2-1 Challenge (Piños, Sawmill,…

Chicken and trampoline on Baldy

Epic day at Baldy I hike Baldy a lot but yesterday decided to take my chicken suit since Halloween right around the corner . Put…