Escape from Snake Mountain

I drove out and got started just before 8am. No other cars where in the parking lot. With the road reported to be closed I…

Long walk

Perfect weather to put in a long hike. Very few bugs. Water available at around mile 6. Views along the trail are great. The “Bench”…

Cucamonga Peak

We started early and it was very brisk in the morning. Once we neared the summit, I was very grateful for shaded areas. There weren’t…

San J in the heat

It is getting hot, even at elevation. A gorgeous  but challenging hike, partially because the Marion Trail is steep, and not well engineered; I think…

Ontario solo

took a day off to hike this before the heat arrived.   Left the trial head at 6:00am and it was cool in the canyon until…

Hot Hot Hot!!!

Started the trail at 7:20a and 50°. Perfect temp to start. However, it got very hot within a couple hours and after the shade went…

What a great day!

Our last attempt at a 6POP hike didn’t go all to well. We saw a mountain lion on the way to Ontario Peak and decided…

Straight Up Mt. Baldy

Our Wednesday Day Off and we sauntered to LA County’s tallest peak, Mt. Baldy (10,064’) via Register Ridge, my favorite route to Baldy. It’s very…

Endless Beauty

Long but lovely hike. Trail was in good condition. Lots of fresh water running right now.

Mt Baldy

We decided to hike up the Baldy Bowl trail and then down the Devil’s Backbone.  Baldy Bowl is a shorter trail to the summit but…

Mount Baldy

Peak #2! Hiked the loop from Manker Flat and then down Devil’s Backbone. It was windy at the top, but definitely worth it. Worst part…

Baldy

Long walk up loose rocks. Nice viees at the top. Tons of Steller Jays

Baldy via Baldy Bowl

Trail was clear and steep. Warm weather. Descended the Devil’s Back one to make a loop.

Mt Baldy

Took the ski lodge trail both up and down. Completed round trip in -a little over 3 hrs. I started a little after 7am.

San Antonio Mt. Baldy

This was my first higher elevation hike. Although I’m in pretty good shape, the ascent was work! Going down was pretty easy. The weather was…

So much Boom!

The hike was spectacular!!! Gorgeous views & nature! Still on a natural high! Soooo much Boom here on Mt. Baldy. We started out at 5:45am.…

Sublime San Jacinto

Great views today atop Mt. San Jacinto. My GPS said 14 miles! This completes my six pack of peaks but I’m going for more!

Sawmill

Last year we did Mount Pinos via MC Gill trailhead, this year we hiked it via Nordic Base. We did the (3-2-1) three peaks challenge,…

Peak #16

San Bernardino peak one of my favorites! Hiked on a Tuesday. Started hike 530am with friends. Was able to see the beautiful sunrise while hiking…

Mt Baldy, conquering peaks

This was a very challenging hike, but it was awesome! It got a bit hot towards the end but other than that beautiful hiking weather.…

San Bernardino altitude test

Peak #4!! I did this hike with my son Griffin.  Getting to the trail head was not too hard but the last 100 yards is…

Freedom summit!!

First peak hike since March! It felt amazing to summit again, and free my mind from all the madness going on in the world. Fellow…

Don’t Underestimate Wilson!

As soon as the Sierra Madre entrance (to Angeles Nat’l Forest) opened at 6am, we hurriedly drove up to (and parked at) the Chantry Flats…

Cabins along the river

The hike started out beautiful along the creek leading up to Sturtevant Falls. We hiked directly up to the Falls and realized we did miss…

Mount San Bernadino

Not very crowded. Starts out pretty hard then easy then hard at the top. Took about 9 hours. Some bugs and rocks on the trail…

SantiagoHike

Easy fire road trail to hike, however getting there was a challenge!!!! Let’s talk about off-roading!!!!! Definitely drive 4 x 4 AWD…..last year I got…

Mount Baldy

Started around 6 a.m. Very few people at trailhead and on trail. Cool temperatures on the ascent with no wind. Took the fire road to…

Beautiful sawmill

Beautiful weather had the trail for our selves did the three peaks from nordic station , Mount pinos, sawmill and grouse mountain, beautiful views

HOT day on Hot Springs!!

Saw some wild turkeys on the road in!! Started at 7:30am 62°… By noon it was 90°!!  Nice hike up the fire road. Stopped at the…

Hot day on Hot Springs Mountain

Saw some wild turkeys on the road in!! Started at 7:30am 62°… By noon it was 90°!!  Nice hike up the fire road. Stopped at the…

Early Start

Arrived early thinking it would be a Mt Baldy like busy day. Turned out upon arrival at 545 there was only two other cars there.…

Mt Baldy

Mt Baldy trail was challenging and weather conditions were not the best but overall enjoyable. Devils backbone section was a little scary but due-able.

Matt Snacks on Strawberries

Hiked this as an alternative since Mt Wilson was closed. Got to the trailhead around 645am and there were only a few cars despite a…

Cuyamaca Peak…Summer Sunset

Heard the Lookout Rd. was closed. We then hiked through Hual-Cu-Cuish & Milk Ranch Rd, then to Azalea Spring Fire Rd. to Conejos Trail, where…

Beautiful Baden Baden

The hike was awesome. Weather was great not too hot started early at 6:30 am. Trail condition. Was good not too rocky beautiful views. I…

Wilson Wipeout

Where to begin with this one. First off, the road leading up to Chantry flats was closed. As a result, my buddy and I hiked…

Wow Mt Baldy is that you!?

We started the hike around 6am! We went left on the trail and made it to the Ski hut first. After that made it to…

No Sleep Suffer Fest

Just shy of 17 miles, something like an Alisha Keys song for today, “My feet were on fire!”

El Cajon Mountain

This was my biggest yet. Started at 5:30am and in hind sight really would have loved to have traded an hour of sleep for an…

Gone Solo to Cucamonga Peak

“Those who fly solo have the strongest wings.” My Sunday Funday gone solo. It’s been so long since I’ve done a solo hike. I needed…

San Bernardino

Such a beautiful trail, I’m now conflicted between Baldy and SB as my favorite 🤔 There were very few people on the trail, the weather…

Los Coyotes Hot Springs True Summit

This is the highest point in San Diego County (beats Cuyamaca Peak by 11 ft) and I’m grateful that the Los Coyotes Reservation allows us…

Potato chip

SO MANY PEOPLE…..and it doesn’t matter which way you go. We chose the side along highway 67 today so we could get up and back…

Sawmill Mountain

Sawmill! I struggled looking for reliable info to conquer you. But then I might have been looking at the wrong places. Finally bagged this one.…

Dynamic Duo Tackles ECM

Started the trail at 5:30am and finished right at Noon, so right at 6.5 hours with a good little rest at the summit to take…

It’s Hot on Hot Springs

Lots of gnats so make sure you have a face net. Getting  to the summit was awesome!!! Either climb the ladder or take the rope…

Baden Powell

The weather was perfect this morning 😃

Independence Day on Sitton

Started the trail about 630a. Only 2 other cars in the parking lot. The trail was a nice little workout as usual. There were 2…

🇺🇸 4th of July Summit

What better way to spend my 4th of July then in the mountains with friends. The last time I did this hike was in the…

Killer hike

Man oh man how can I describe the hike, well it was a good hike , actually a killer hike but doable. the trail pretty…

Six weeks Six peaks

13 miles, hot(90+ degrees) and steep(4,500 of elevation gain. Beautiful hike with wonderful views at the top. Not the easiest place to get to but…

It’s not closed… Cuyamaca Peak

Hiked my 6th peak yesterday! Yahoo! Azalea loop is simply beautiful! The early part of the hike takes you through open meadows then by some…

Magnificent Mount Wilson

Nothing better than enjoying a holiday, Jully 4, doing hiking and even more on Mount Wilson. Wonderful trail, with plenty of shade, bordering the river…

Fourth of July – Baldy

Got there super early to be able to get a good parking spot. Didn’t see much people there until the dissent. Happy Fourth of July…

The Beast with RJH group

Perfect weather conditions. most of the trail is shady minus the last 2 miles. Its a steady incline the whole way up but nothing crazy.…

San Gorgonio Mountain

Long day hike, bugs were bearable, trail was dry.  Water source “miller creek” 2/3 of way up, 3L of water needed to get to river,…

San Jacinto – 4th of July!

One of the most challenging hikes I’ve done but it felt great to do it! The beginning and end to the peak were quite steep.…

Freedom Baldy

Cold in the early morning but after a half mile trek, it warms up yet still feels nice in the shade and some breeze. It…

Potato Chip

Started this hike early around 6 a.m. it was already hot. Lots of people on trail when coming down.

Ontario Peak!

Hiked up and ran down this trail on Saturday, July 4, 2020 beginning at 1:10 pm (no trekking poles). The parking lot and street was…

Cucamonga

The beginning of the trail starts off with a gradual incline that follows a picturesque stream. The climb is broken up well with sections of…

HikerSparkie

Perfect 4th July hike. Little cold wind in the morning got warm the afternoon.

Cowabunga Cucamonga!

Started the hike in the dark at 5:07 am. Cool and clear. Raced the sun up to Icehouse Saddle. Scrambled along sections of loose gravel…

San Jacinto

Started at the Marion Mountain trailhead.  Very steep rocky hike. Worse going down. Next time I will do it as an overnight hike on a…

Sunrise on Baldy

Started at Manker Flat at 3 a.m. and took the Ski Hut (Baldy Bowl) trail to the summit.  Trail was in good condition and easy…

Sitton Peak Quick Round Trip

Quick 4 hour hike to complete the round trip on Sitton peak.  There was prior confusion on whether this trail & parking lot was open. …

Rocky Road

Not my favorite hike but got it done. Had to share to road with off road vehicles (trucks, jeeps & dirt bikes) didn’t realize we…

San Bernardino Peak

San Bernardino Peak was a gorgeous trail. Perfect weather for this long trail but has plenty of shade

Holy moly it was hot AF

Up up up never ending up and the bugs a pain around my head. Coming down it was soooo hot 🥵💪⛰💖🥵🦟 but otherwise a great…

OCA KP THEIVERS

Very green, rocky, beautiful hike. Started with water stream in the beginning. Love this hike

SAN BERNARDINO PEAK , 3rd

Weather was perfect!!!  Great view!  Air quality for Greater Los Angeles is much much improved.

Baldy: 4th of July Redux

I hiked Mt. Baldy on a whim with a group last year and it was quite the adventure since none of us really knew what…

Baldy Beast

Baldy lives up to its Reputation,  it’s a Beast!!! Made me Question hiking all together lol…Its Beautiful tho, and Definitely a great challenge,  next time…

Mount San Gorgonio

Hiked this solo on July 3, 2020 but ended up meeting other hikers on the trail. Parking lot was almost full by 8:00 a.m. on…

Peak #15

Hiked on Friday  7/3/2020. Started hike 430am.  This was a long day, bring lots of water. Start early! Challenging trail but so worth it. Trail…

Next time bring a 4×4

Started all the way from the bottom at Maple Springs Trailhead and made it to the top. Took us 5.5 hours and 12 miles, that’s…

Early Start Mt. Baldy

We arrived bright and early to Manker Flat at 0600 and the parking lot was filling up fast- probably about half full already.  The trail…

Cucamonga Peak

Overall just a great hike the day before the holiday.  Many people on the trail which is nice if you’re outgoing and friendly!  Parking lot…

Beautiful Baldy

We arrived at the parking area at 6:00 a.m. Unfortunately, the bathroom is closed/locked and has not been serviced for quite some time. This forces…

Google take our selfie :)

Happy 4th of July friends from the highest peak in Southern California. For this newbie to the area I can’t help get excited about this…

High Point Palomar

Way too hot to hike this one today, but it’s done and on to the next one. Butterflies were out, tower was closed, and we…

17 miles of beauty

This trail is very easy to follow. It was a beautiful but long day. The bugs were not bad and it was just a gorgeous…

San Gorgonio: An Annual Tradition No1

For the second year in a row, our group has hiked and summited San Gorgonio during the 4th of July weekend. We “initiated” some peak…

July 3rd….Volcan Mt

Trail was pretty well maintained despite COVID. We did come across some poison oak but is was off the trail. Not too many people goig…

San Gorgonio: An Annual Tradition Now

For the second year in a row, our group has hiked and summited San Gorgonio during the 4th of July weekend. We “initiated” some peak…

Mt. Baldy

My. Baldy is my all time favorite hike. amazing views and Strenuous hike.

Baden Powell, 4th of July Weekend

Perfect weather for a 4th of July weekend hike. Not too hot, not too cold, plenty of shade from the trees while working up the…

Taking a Bite of that Chip

Started at 6:30am to try to beat the heat and crowds. For a short hike, this one packs some punch with all those stairs! I…

The Lord of the Rings Hike

We started at about 6:30am and about 1/4 of a mile in we saw a man running down hill and he had on a Six…

Epic San G

Elevation: 11,503 ft Elevation Gain: 4,662 ft Total Distance: 21.67 miles First time hiking up San G from the South Fork Trail. I was treated…

Early celebration for the 4th

Another great day to hike and enjoy the spirit of the 4th.  The trail was quiet and shaded with and early start.  There is still…

Beautiful Strawberry Peak!

Get there early!  Parking was full at 8am in two morning.  First 2.5 miles is pretty nice and easy but the last 1.5 miles is…

Mt. Baldy

The hike was great! Because we went close to the 4th of July the trails were a little busy. We had great weather during our…

The Never Ending Hike!

I have only hiked to San Bernardino peak once before, and I remember being woefully unprepared. Also, my memory of the trail seems to have…

Meh – Santiago Peak

This hike was definitely my least favorite thus far. But glad I did what is considered the highest peak in Orange County. There is a…

Triple treat!!

This was an incredible hike. We climbed cucamonga, to Big Horn, then to Ontario! On our way down we saw a Big Horn sheep!! Absolutely…

Triple treat

Today we hit cucamonga, them Big Horn, and finally Ontario!! Bonus plan… we got to see a Big Horn Sheep!!

Weekday hike

Weekday hikes mean no crowds or traffic. Perfect weather made for a great hike to Strawberry Peak.

Icehouse to Cuca

Made it to Icehouse Canyon! There were no crowds at 5:30am on a Thursday. Excited to start on the trail but was lagging a bit…

Spotted- Big Horn Sheep.

After completing Cucamonga, we made our way down to the large Xmas tree where the secret trail to Big Horn Peak and Ontario Peak began.…

Matt vs San Gorgonio

Oy vey what a hike! Got to the trailhead around 545am and there were only a few cars. The Vivian creek lot is closed but…

Mt Wilson

It was one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done in Southern California plenty of water features lots of great use very pleasant

San Bernardino

Good solid trail. Couldn’t find the USGS marker but found the sign. Road to the trailhead is rough.

Volcan Mountain

Up hill , well maintained trail, rattlesnake crossed five feet in front of us on the way up, recommend five oak trail on the way…

Wilson

Not too hot in the shade, but the sunny part of the trail around Mt Zion was pretty hot. Recommend bringing lots of water, we…

San Jacinto

Great weather for a long hike. Water available and very little wind. Overall great day.

San Gorgonio!!

Hiked this trail on Thursday, July 2, 2020 beginning at 6:00 am. My AllTrails app accidentally paused on me mid hike so although it says…

Mt Wilson

Started my hike via chantry flats , everything as ok thill about 1 mile to the summit rocks cover the trail due to rocks slide…