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Baden Powell in great Weather

Arrived at parking lot at 5:45 and only 2 other cars where there. On trail at 6:15 and did not see anyone the entire hike.…

Strawberry Peak

I did the hike alone, many other hikers around which made it safe. The weather was nice, a bit hot but with 3 L was…

Sawmill Mountain / 321 Challenge

The hike itself was pretty easy. Started at Nordic Base Camp at 6:45am and completed the hike in just under 5 hours. A little over…

3-2-1 Countdown to Happiness

What a beautiful trail. Honestly my favorite of the 6 pack by far. The tall pines and rolling landscape that towers over the desert in…

Sawmill Mountain / 321 Challenge

The hike itself was pretty easy. Possibly one of not the easiest peak(s) I’ve ever summit. No bugs. First half of the trail is sunny,…

Saturday stroll

Started early and beat the heat. It was a nice easy stroll up. The trail became crowded in spots because of a very large group-…

🍓 Peak

Beautiful views, friendly hikers, great workout. Definitely tough (for me!), but looking forward to more difficult peaks after tackling this one. We started at 8am;…

Love hate relationship with Baldy

The last time we hiked Mt Baldy, we ascended up through Devil’s backbone trail and made our way down the Ski hut route. The Ski…

Bear of a Hike

Beautiful trail. Bear at the summit near the telescopes. Helped a fellow hiker get off the mountain.

Windy Baldy with Bighorns

We started at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning and it was a struggle finding a parking spot at the Manker campground. We took the trail…

3-2-1 Challenge

Did the 3-2-1 challenge because why not.  Perfect weather, great trail conditions and lots of friendly people along the way.

Empowering Ontario Peak

Ontario Peak was good to me! It was just long. I went by myself. Ended up with 13.8 miles because of how far I had…

Sit’in on the top

Arrived at the Candy store parking lot around 9:45, lot almost full. Well marked trail, that winds through the wildflowers. Mellow trail but the Last…

San J.

12 miles round trip to the peak from the tram required a permit which we got at the ranger station. Trail was very busy today,…

Mount San Jacinto 🏔

We got the tram 🚈 @ 8am. Checked in to get permit at ranger station and where on our way to San Jacinto peak. It’s…

BSA would be so proud of ME!

It was perfect day for a hike! It was only a small part of our Trail Gems group – The trail was tree lined and…

Oh San G how we missed ya!

Felt so good being back at San G! Couple snow patches left but nothing you can’t walk around.

Beautiful day

This trail was steep and hard.  I didn’t mind the switchbacks. Weather was amazing

3-2-1 sawmill Mountain challenge

It was a nice day for a hike, snow was gone. Weather in the low 70, clear skies. The views were amazing. We hiked from…

But where were the strawberries?!

Overall a pretty easy hike. The last mile will get you though if you’re not prepared…which I wasn’t as this was my first real hime…

Sitton Peak

We met up at the trailhead at 7.30am and there was still plenty of parking available then. It was pleasantly overcast initially but by half…

Mount baldy

Beautiful hike. Went up baldy bowl trail and came back via devils backbone

Strawberry Peak with COVID Calf

Great hike today, even while nursing my COVID Calf (Calf Strain). This was my 4th peak of this years SoCal Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.…

Mt. Baden-Powell

Mount Baden-Powell for Hike #1. Completed Friday, May 7th as a day hike, starting at approximately 9 AM in 4 hours 21 minutes (3 hours…

AM Strawberry

Perfect day, started before the sun came up and if you do this, you get the last 2.5 miles of descent almost entirely in the…

Overcast and undercast

The weather had predicted overcast but I was hiking above the cloud over, so I was wondering if overcast should now be called undercast? It…

Ontario Peak

tried to do this one 5-6 weeks ago but there was too much snow. trail was clear today though, and it was a gorgeous day.…

Mt Wilson! (Peak 5)

This was peak #5 for me in the challenge.  I was on the trail on Friday, May 7.  After being closed since last September due…

Awesome Day to summit Ontario Peak

Pretty much the perfect day to summit Ontario Peak.  It started out a bit overcast and mid 50’s and very clear at the Peak.  This…

Cucamonga Peak

Wound up being a bit longer than expected – clocked in at 13.2 miles, with about 4,200 ft gain, according to my all trails stats.…

Mt. Baden-Powell…serenity!

5/5/2021. Very, very few hikers today & by the time we saw them, it was almost near or at the peak. The altitude got to…

Baden Powell

Started early to beat the heat. The flag is in bad condition 🥲.

Boy Scout

Nice & sunny day. Trail was in great condition though saw very few fallen trees that you have to go over or under alright. Met…

Baden-Powell

Beautiful morning for Baden-Powell from Vincent Gap with wonderful friends and co-Challengers. My second visit this year and I already completed the Challenge, but thought…

Legs on Fire

Oweeee. What a great start to the 6-pack challenge. Definitely a legs and buns burner but the views at the top are so worth it.…

Non stop steep

Pretty  tough hike but we’ll worth it!  The trail is well maintained and the scenery is amazing. We trekked during the day and the weather…

Cucamonga Peak (to Etiwanda Peak)

Originally was only planning on going to Etiwanda Peak, but decided to head to Cucamonga Peak on the way up.  Didn’t sign the summit register,…

First Time to Cucamonga Peak

I got to the trailhead at Icehouse Canyon around 9:00, which is later than I wanted to start but, thankfully, the weather was great. I…

One Peak, One Snake

After getting  snowed out of a summit attempt a few months back, I was happy to finally bag this peak!  Weather was good today and…

Waited 8 months for this

After a long 8 months of waiting to hike this, the trail did not disappoint . Even though there were parts that were damaged from…

Old Greyback

Today was tough the altitude and mileage were the main challenges. The trail was incredible! Views and terrain change often so it was so much…

Windy!

Boy was it windy!  Great day for this hike.  The wind kept the bugs away and the temperature cool.  This is more like a nice…

Saddleback Duo

What a beautiful day today! We started from the Maple Springs road at Main Divide and it was REALLY windy–every time we were on the…

Strawberry Peak

What a fun and challenging hike! I started at 7:20 a.m. when the temperature was low 60s and the wind was blowing pretty good. The…

You peaked but not

Started out on Monday 5/3 at 7am. Very windy. Sign was missing at first junction and took a left instead of right but soon discovered…

Strawberry Peak

Excellent hike, perfect weather, good early start at 6am

Walking on clouds

Santiago peak via maple springs. 10miles and 2,000ft elevation gain. There wasn’t much information out there for this trail so I hope I can give…

Mt. SJ

My 6th peak for the challenge. It was a good easy solo hike. Hiked the same route from last year because i wanted to take…

Wrapping up with San Jacinto

Gorgeous day for San Jacinto from Marion Mountain. Not too cold, not too warm, and forecasted winds MIA. Perhaps only 500′ total of snow/ice on…

San Gorgonio Summit

Trail conditions were decent, many rocks and pinecones on the trails. Some snow once you pass High Creek camp but not very much as of…

Baden Powell

It was a beautiful day with a few patches of snow left. Definitely struggled a bit to get to the summit, looking forward to getting…

Mount. Baden – Powell

I was able to get away for a hike with my sweet hiking friends, Alison, Violet, and Danielle. We also took Alison’s dog, Benjamin. the…

Strawberry Peak

This was peak number 3 of the challenge. We hiked this in the middle of Summer last year, and I remember it being very difficult.…

Baden- Powell: Above the clouds

We got started around 7:30 am, give or take, and the weather was on point, cool , crisp, and warm as the sun was rising.…

Above the Clouds

The weather is perfect, me and my cousin starts around 7:30am and it’s was beautiful. Weren’t able to park at the parking lot area because…

Strawberry Peak II – Mountaineering

Video of the entire hike. Strawberry Peak, via the Mountaineering route out of Colby Canyon. Definitely not for everyone. Our group met up in RedBox…

Strawberry Peak

It was fun and hard I saw a lot of cool things and people 😇😀🤩😄😁😁

Strawberry 🍓 Peak

We started a bit later in the day. The crowds were gone and we had the peak all to ourselves. We enjoyed the great weather…

Two of of six Strawberry 🍓 Peak

It was easy hike.  Trail is narrow 2/3 of the hike is  easy there is loose rocks, lose gravel, sand lots of thorny bushes. The…

Santiago Peak

Its a very interesting hike. Needed a high clearance vehicle to get into the trail. Lots of rocks on the trail . Cloudy on that…

Icehouse Canyon to Cucamonga Peak

this is peak #3 for me! what an epic hike! parked around 5:45am sunday and the lot was already filling up. don’t forget your adventure…

Mt. SJ

My 6th peak for the challenge. It was a good easy solo hike. Hiked the same route from last year because i wanted to take…

#6 Mt. Baden Powell

Today was nice day to Hike Baden Powell and as always this trail never disappoint. Pictures does not do the views in this trail!

Sawmill

So F far away from my house. 4 hours drive one way 👎👎👎. Beautiful trail 😍😍

Mount Baden-Powell via PCT

A high intensity hike with breathtaking views. We started from Vincent Gap trailhead. The trail is very narrow and steep with up to 40 challenging…

Slippery slope

Beautiful day for a hike although windy as you got closer to the summit. Hiked with my bff Robert and our awesome gym family from…

OP we go! – Ontario Peak 1/6

Great hike with Trail Sistas. My first one this season this high. Not too bad. Took us 5 hours. I found it relatively easy and…

3-2-1-2-3

Like 4 patches of snow remain so I’m counting that as snow free 😉 Started the day right by jumping off the highway and missing…

San Gorgeous

This was my first time hiking this beautiful trail. I went with my friends who have mostly done it before. The gradual incline was brutal…

Mount Baldy

OMG!!!! That was intense!!! Really hard. Stopped at the notch for a little break then continued on to the top. Pretty windy at the top…

3-2-1 Challenge

I found this to be an easy and beautiful hike. I love that it wasn’t crowded. Minimal snow. Maybe 1-2 patches to cross.

Ontario peak

Lots of people today and I parked there at 5:30am.  Snow patches here and there.  Only part of actually stepping on snow was during kelly…

Strawberries on the peak

Beautiful sunny Saturday morning hike with beautiful views.  This was my first time at this trail and we missed the “scramble” entrance.  We were only…

Let the ball roll on Mt Baldy

Started early since an hour drive from OC would mean I’ll struggle to find parking. Thankfully Mt Baldy has a larger parking space than the…

San Gorgonio

No spikes needed at all. Well marked trail. Great conditions!

Am I in So Cal or the Sierras?

Beautiful trail. Natural spring along icehouse trail. Lots of pine trees, blue jays, squirrels, and chipmunks. Love this trail!!!

Hike 1

Great hike. Pretty mild for most of the way. The last 1/4 mile incline was difficult but worth it once we got to the top.…

Mt Wilson solo

I was planning to hike the Chantry Flat trail but found out that the road is closed due to past fires. I reverted to hiking…

Ontario Peak

From the Icehouse Canyon trail to the saddle junction it’s around 3.8 miles (The beginning 2 miles are very rocky). From the saddle you go…

Sitton Peak w/snakes

Great weather that lead to amazing views. Ran across two snakes, one friendly, one not so much.

San Gorgonio via South Fork

Beautiful day and first time on this trail.  Really nice trail and challenging as San Gorgonio always is.  It was really interesting seeing the fire…

Sizziling Sitton Peak

It was a great beginner hike to start off the challenge with! We did it with some of our quarantine crew who has gotten close…

San G

Super windy at the top 30mph, it’s sad to see the burned section. Trail was in good condition a few patches of snow but nothing…

Mount Baldy for the first time!

Hike was awesome. It was a struggle at times and I did get a little light headed, but was still ok with some breaks. It…

To very last drop of water!!!

Started the hike to strawberry peak via colby canyon trail.  This was my first time on the trail and the group missed the entrance to…

Ontario Peak

Parking lot to parking lot: 7:20 minutes No need for Micro-spike

San Jacinto Peak

This hike to San Jacinto Peak is never easy, however with determination and focus on your goal you can reach to your destination. I have…

Ontario Peak

Absolutely perfect hiking weather. Since we started early there was only one other couple at the peak with a dog, Starbuck (not sure the spelling).…

I Saw(Mill) Again

Having this trail as the farthest from me, my friend and I decided a certain time to be at Nordic base around 7am. Given the…

Hello Mr. Wilson!

Completed the long hike to Mt. Wilson. Some rocks and a fallen tree around Mile 4 required a little scrambling. Encountered a rattlesnake coiled in…

Should’ve taken the Scramble

What we prepared for was an 8-ish mile hike we ended up completing 18 miles. The trail itself was beautiful there were lots of beautiful…

Mt Baden Powell from Vincent Gulch

Hiked this 1 week after Hot Springs Mountain which was longer distance but lower elevation. Hike was a constant incline without too many flat portions.…

San Hellcinto Peak

Our group was really feeling good up through Wellman’s, but the beating sun and the elevation took a toll on our group through the ridge…

NEVER ENDING BALDY

Good lord, this hike just keeps going and going. We went up counter clockwise to Baldy notch, devils backbone, Baldy peak, then down to the…

Sitton Peak (Sit Down Peak)

It was a warm day, not as warm as the two previous days, but there’s not a whole lot of shade along this trail. I…

First hike of the year

Such a beautiful day. So many beautiful people. So many beautiful views. Beauty all around 🤘🏼

Mount Baden-Powell

Knocked out peak #4 in the 2021 SoCal Six-Pack of Peak Challenge, the stunning Mount Baden-Powell! A 9,406 elevation and my first peak hiking through…

Mt San Jacinto

At higher elevations the trail was difficult to find. moderate to difficult hike

Little butt kicker

Big patches of ice no need for micro spikes the weather was great.

Mt Baden Powel

This was such an amazing hike. The beginning of the trail was longer switchbacks that were very easy to follow. The closer you got to…

Beautiful Mt Baldy!

This is my 4th peak in the So Cal Six-Pack-of-Peaks challenge. I hiked up to the summit and gently ran down on Friday, April 30.…

Cucamonga

Great hike. No water past first spring (about 2 miles up trail)

Sitton Peak

started our hike at 7:30 am . Nice and cool at the start but quickly warmed up to 74 degrees on our way back down.…

Looking for #2 on the 321 challenge

Tackled Sawmill while hiking the 3-2-1 challenge. Overall it was a pretty tame hike, just long, ~11miles total. The view at Sawmill is amazing and…