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Windy Strawberry Peak

First hike of six, hiked it solo. No snow, the trail is clear. Windy especially at the peak although it made for clear skies.

Strawberry Peak via Red Box Canyon

A straightforward hike totaling about 7.5 miles in length. The trail was gentle for most of its length, though the last 3/4 of a mile…

Strawberry Peaking

Started at Redbox Picnic Area at 9AM. It was a nice day out with very little wind. Parking area was a bit crowded, but the…

Snowy Sawmill

This was my first hike in snow which was quite an adventure. We got to the parking around 9:15 am and there was plenty of…

Santiago

Windy.  Nice sunny day. Great views. Off-roading vehicle is a must!! Lots of motorcycles and trucks.

Sawmill in February

We got to the parking around 9:15 am and there was plenty of parking left. We probably started the actual hike around 10:15/10:30am with our…

Baldy via Register Ridge Both Way

Understand now why people don’t come down Register Ridge.  Brutal uphill on the way there but eh way down was way rougher…

🍓Strawberry 🍓 Peak🍓

It was an amazing hike! Narrow trail but then widens up to some rock climbing. Hiked in the perfect weather yesterday it was a cool…

Sitton Peak

Great day for a hike, that last half mile climb was super steep and slippery! Extra fun on the way back down.

Challenge Accepted

This is the first of our six-pack peak challenge, hence the name of this hike. The weather was perfect; it was cold right when we…

Sun hats and beanies

Oh Ontario….. started at 7ish parking lot was jammed packed like always. trail was pretty much clear, some black ice spots here and there, we…

Strawberry Peaking

Today was a perfect day for a peak hike.  While we were ready with our crampons, we didn’t really have to use them because the…

Love Month at Strawberry Peak

One down…Five to go!!! We started pretty early which is perfect because we were able to witness the sunrise. The trail was kinda rocky in…

Off roading and hiking fun

Need a car that can do a little off reading. Hike was a lot of road. But views were nice and the adventure was fun…

Trail Gems peak

A little tricky near the peak but other than than amazing

Fake sumit…again!

A little windy, cold when in the shade. But a beautiful day with some amazing friebds and my husband.  There was sone sbow patches off…

Strawberry Peak

Clear-sky views which are truly breathtaking at the peak. My 1st peak of 6!

Cucamonga Peak in the wind 💨

We knew there was gale force winds at higher elevations, but decided to go for it and see how far we could get. While the…

Strawberry Peak!!

This Hike was definitely one of my favorites! It was beautiful! I started on the trailhead at 6am and it was stunning watching the sunrise…

Sitton Peak!

Wow!  This hike was challenging. The last section was super steep and rocky.  My knees were hurting but the views from the top were incredible.…

Sitton Peak

Nice calm very empty trail did not see anyone until reaching the peak.

Sitton Peak

2/20/2021. Always a delight to hike this trail. Fun & somewhat a good leg workout at the last quarter of a mile but doable. Trekking…

Snowy Summit

I’ve always dreamed of summiting Mt San Jacinto…but i never imagined it would be in the snow! Wow, such a challenging climb! I can truly…

Easy Peasy

I love hiking but Ive never done anything too crazy. So, I decided to start off this 6-pack of peak challenge with the “easiest and…

Strawberry Peak

Weather was absolutely perfect today. Light jacket for the shady spots and top of the peak. Plain shirt the rest of the time. Light traffic…

Strawberry baby

Great hike. It was a bit windy in areas. Make sure to pay attention to the trail to the left of the service road. It…

Strawberry Peak Hike

Great weather, slight winds, minimal snow at the top, but overall great hike! Last 2 miles was rough but manageable.

Strawberry 🍓 Peak

Beautiful day for a trip up Strawberry Peak.  Trail is in perfect condition from Red Box to the peak.  I add a run through Strawberry…

First of 6

Our first hike this year. The crew was Randy, Linsey, the Goldbarg’s, the Murray’s and Nichole. Beautiful day, mid 60’s with no wind. Clear except…

Sitton Peak

Always look forward to seeing abundant beautiful wildflowers throughout the trail but today there were far less in number. Overgrown greeneries were noticeably seen especially…

Strawberry 🍓 Peak #2 for me!

The weather was a crisp 44 degrees.  We got to the trailhead at around 7am and the parking lot was almost full.  Lots of people…

Berry Awesome Hike!

Awesome trip up to Strawberry Peak! Arrived to the trailhead around 7 AM, parking lots were about half full. Get here early! Fairly easy hike…

Strawberry Peak

It was a beautiful day with the pups. The trail was  well maintained with small patches of snow off trail. We had an early start…

Strawberry!!!

Beautiful hike today and conditions were so great! Completely clear skies (could see for miles) and a light breeze that was super refreshing. A little…

Challenge Completed!!!

We got to the trailhead at 7:30 a.m. with plenty of parking (the perk of hiking on a weekday!!!).  There was virtually no snow up…

Santiago Peak!

Started the hike at 8am at the Cadillac trailhead on Trabucco Canyon Road. Took the trail up to Old Camp/Joplin trail and up to Santiago…

Santiago Peak

Started this hike around 8 AM at the Cadillac Trail head on Trabucco Canyon Road. We had to park about 2 miles away from the…

Santiago Peak

It was 39 degrees when we started on a beautiful sunny morning.  We came across 2 women coming up from Joplin trail and decided we…

Straw berry peak

It started off bit cold once I got out of that initial shaded area was a really nice day and unexpectedly got my first sun…

Strawberry

Started off cold after that initial shade area turned out to be a beautiful day and I unexpectedly got my first tan of the year

Strawberry Peak

Fun hike!  Very easy going on the start and end.  Really gets challenging in the middle!  Beautiful views.

Sitton Pretty

It was cloudy and pretty cool. Lots of shade at beginning of hike. A few flowers blooming and some budding. There was one dark cloud,…

Sitton Peak

Beautiful views. The trail does get narrow in parts with a lot of bushes, so I would recommend long pants.

Sitton peak

Nice day for this fairly easy trail. Last half mile is tough though with a lot of elevation and rock scrambling.

A Quiet Hike to Strawberry Peak

With a day off from classes, I was able to complete this beautiful hike on a Tuesday and even convinced my mom to join me.…

Strawberry Peak

Beautiful day. Weather was perfect.  Quick hike but challenging.

Three Amigos Sitton Peak Trek

Fun day hike with my wife and our good friend.  First one off the list for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge of this year with…

Twice as Nice!

I climbed this one last challenge and was hesitant to do it again because I knew what I was in for.  It was a cool,…

Sitton Peak

Trail was in good condition and weather was perfect. A little bit of cloud cover and a little bit of sun. Only downside was the…

Mary on Strawberry

Rolling hills type of hike. The trail is pretty clear there were a few fallen trees on the path to get around but nothing crazy.…

Sitton Peak

Started early 7:20am. Very few people on trail. Beautiful view at the top.

Strawberry Shortcake Banana Split

It was very windy in the parking lot, but less on the trail. It was chilly when we weren’t moving and up at the Summit.…

Happy Birthday to me!

Loved this hike with my daughters to celebrate my 43rd bday. We thought the hike was pretty easy. Flat for nearly all of the hike…

Cucamonday Pig

Cucamonga becomes Cucamonday because we hiked on a Monday duh….. and peak turns into Pig when you ask Siri to send a text message to…

Found my Streak on Strawberry Peak

Started our Trek Early in the morning to beat the expected crowds. We were sure to bundle ourselves in warm layers as it was expected…

Sitton Peak

Sitton Peak is a great starter for the Six-Pack. It’s fairly easy until the last .5 mile, then yikes. The weather was perfect since there…

Plama does Strawberry Peak

It was a wonderful Monday Holiday with very few people on the trail.   The conditions were great!!!   There was snow you could see in patches…

Sitton Peak Valentine’s Day Hike

Perfect weather for a hike up to Sitton Peak. Sunny & 60 degrees.  Second time doing this hike. Pretty easy until the last half mile.…

Sitton Peak

The weather was perfect. The trail was relatively easy except the last half mile.

Sitton Peak

Great first trip up Sitton Peak.  Would rate as moderate until that last stretch up to the summit, that was harder.  Not too crowded for…

Sitton Peak 2/6

No snow on this trail. The hills were incredibly lush. The vegetation alongside the trail was of the drier kind, so I would recommend long…

Sitton Peak Valentine’s Hike

First time doing this hike. Weather was great with visibility to match. It was fairly easy, but that last 1/2 mile can be a challenge.…

Scary Strawberry

Should have started at Redbox. The rock climbing is crumbly and crazy scary. Wanted to turn back but thought going down those boulders would be…

My Baldy via ski hut

Mt Baldy is my valentine. He is very very tall and handsome, with gusty temper.

Sitton Peak

Finished my challenge today at Sitton before going back to Florida. I’m glad being a part of this fantastic group. Good luck everyone!

Strawberry Peak

Definitely take trecking poles to help you in the last 2 miles before arriving at the peak. Narrow, rocky,  visible trail. Windy and kinda chilly…

Strawberry Peak

Hiking Strawberry Peak was amazing, the trail was in good condition. The first 2 miles are gradual with some bumps and loose terrain, you’ll have…

My Sweet Valentine at Strawberry Peak

My first winter hike at Strawberry Peak on Valentine’s Day.  Well, it only got cold due to the intermittent strong wind.  When there was no…

Sitton Peak on Valentine’s Day

Nice moderately difficult hike with bucolic scenery. We kept wondering which peak was Sitton until almost the very end 🙂 Inclination is not too crazy…

Oh hello winds!

This Valentine’s is for sure going down in the books! Everything was going great till the last mile…30 mph winds quickly turned into 50 🤦🏼‍♀️…

Strawberry peak trail hike

Beautiful hike. Strenuous but that’s the way we like it. Clear and Sunny but cool that day. If you are able make sure you do…

Second Sitton

A bit chilly with some wind and cloud cover, but a wonderful hike! Started around 730am, and increasingly as the morning went on, there were…

Sitton Pretty!

This was a perfect Hike to pick for my first of the challenge! The trail is quite easy for most of it. The incline is…

2021 First SixPackChallenge!

Well this was my first hike and the weather was perfect! We got to the trailhead at 7:30am and there were quite a few cars…

Blown sky high!!

It was a brisk morning arriving at the trail head just after 6 am. However prior to hitting the trail. I locked my gear inside…

Santiago and Modjeska Peak

This was the first weekend since the Maple Springs Gate opened again after the recent storm in January, so I wanted to take advantage of…

Santiago Peak

Good hike and good weather. Lots of traffic from vehicles.

Snowy hike to Ontario Peak

Icehouse canyon trail to the saddle is very well traveled, so the snow was pretty beaten down. We put on microspikes to make the traction…

Boulder jumper

It was warm for a day in February. There was some slush areas. The last mile involved alot of climbing of rocks.

2021 Strawberry Peak

My second time here and second peak for 2021 SoCal Challenge. Another favorite of mine… Sweet and sassy. The views are just superb! Those clouds…

Strawberry Peal

Gorgeous trail. Strenuous last mile. Great views at the top! Difficult to hike the last portion with a dog on leash.

Sitton Peak

Sitton Peak served a good kick-off to our So Cal Six Pack. Started about 8 am and parking lot was filling up. Even when we…

Sitting on Sitton

Perfect Day for a hike! Sitton was a great hike the first 4 miles are pretty flat and east terrain. That last mile is where…

Feeling Fit on Sitton Peak

Eagerness and Nerves made sleeping the night before a bit difficult, but the two-hour drive to the trail head did allow the time for nerves…

Everest on Ontario

Of the 4 times I have done this peak, this was by far the most difficult, but most beautiful. You have intermittent snow all the…

Strawberry Peak

Trail is in great condition, it was a very windy day and some rain when we started around 8:40am. Passed a very few people, was…

Strawberry

Great hike. Plenty of parking although it was a Thursday hike.

Sitton Peak

Weather during this hike was foggy, but nothing that would disturb your hiking experience. The trail conditions were very good. I will say, the last…

Ice Ice Baldy

2nd time hiked Mt. Baldy, but first time with the snow. It was very challenging, snow everywhere, slowed us down too much. We would only…

2021 Sawmill in Snowshoes

What a great day exploring Sawmill Mountain in the snow! My full trip report can be found at the link above 😊

Sawmill

What an awesome adventure our crew had yesterday. Perfect weather, great company and trying new things too. We donned our hiking 🥾 boots, micro spikes,…

Sunrise2sunset

we had a hard time Ascending due to snow and the incline, narrow trail.  We started getting really slow after the ski lift .  Mount…

Strawberry Peak

Good moderate hike for the first half, a little challenging second. Great views from the top.

Sawmill Adventure

I have hiked this trail many times but first time in snow. What a difference!! It took the difficulty up several levels not to mention…

Sawmill

The hip deep snow made the hike very difficult,  it totally worth it.

Epic Solo up to Strawberry Peak!

enjoyed this hike immensely! Couldn’t have picked a better day. Started around 7 AM, there was no one on the trail. Just a couple people…

Mt Baldy (Winter Edition)

It’s Superbowl Sunday! Been up Baldy countless times but never gone up via the bowl. Decided to hit chute 2. Apparently, this chute is the…

Big Hike Before the Big Game

This hike is pretty mellow until just before reaching the summit and would be a fun one to invite a friend to join you if…

First peak of death-Strawberry

Great weather for this hike! There was some ice on parts of the trail but overall the trail was very clear and safe. The first…

Llama llama’s first adventure

The trail had intermittent snow to start and then completely covered a little before the saddle. You absolutely must have crampons. The trail was nonexistent;…

Strawberry Birthday Cheers

Best birthday ever! We chose the hard way up.  Cheers with chocolate covered strawberries when we got to the top.

First time at Sitton Peak

This was my first time doing Sitton Peak and I was very excited! We started at about 7:45am and ended around 12:10pm. Spent a good…

Berry Intense

Intense, we took the long way and had to basically rock climb our way to the top. The weather was great, but the thorn bushes…

Strawberry via RedBox

First part of the trail is relatively flat but the end is more challenging. But the 360 degrees view is sooo rewarding !

The Mount Baden Powell Trail.

Mount Baden Powell trail was very difficult this time of year! Highway 2 was closed to the trail head we parked at Blue Ridge by…

1st peak – Strawberry Peak

The weather is warm to hike Strawberry Peak .  I and my dog, Zoey and with Hikemaster group hike this trail.  There is some intermitten…

No Sittin Here!

The dry air made the steep loose gravel very easy to slide on. I am not sure-footed usually and I did not slip once! Many…

Baldy Winter Hike

I hiked this 2/6/21 as the first winter hike of my life. I had the intention of hiking up the ski hut and down the…

Sitton Peak

Beautiful day. The hike was as expected, fairly easy except for a steep loose dirt section near the end. Easy enough and our 1st completed…

Strawberry Peak

Warmed up quickly! Great weather. Glad I arrived by 7:00am as parking lot was almost full.