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Cucamonga

Perfect weather and great day for a hike.

Proof of Masochism: Ross Mountain

There are two types of people that summit Mt. Baden-Powell: 1) They feel accomplished reaching the summit, admire the views from a 9,406′ HPS peak,…

SanJacked

Trail was freshly maintained and ADA accessible. Bagged the summit in 1 hour 43 minutes with a total n and out time of 3 hours…

SanJacked

Beautiful weather and great conditions!

Lizards, Snakes but no strawberries

Woke up early to start early and it is definitely a must since it is very exposed. Beautiful views that it’s worth the challenging last…

Bagged Baden-Powell!

Loved this hike! Great incline and weather was perfect. Started at 7:50am and summited at 10:10. Gorgeous views! Steady incline all the way. Lots of…

Cucamonga Peak

Wow! So lucky lately to have amazing weather conditions for my hikes! Started at 5:30 am and there were minimal bugs, the sun wasn’t too…

Strawberry Peak

Fun hike. Wicked hot. Didn’t start until noon (what our schedule allowed), so we knew it would be a scorcher. But we made it! Really…

Mt. Baden-Powell

One of my favorite hikes. The weather was perfect, the trail is well mentained and easy to follow, the 40 switchbacks was not too bad…

Strawberry peak

Started at 615ish in the morning. It was HOT by 7am. After hiking around the mountains and getting to Strawberry trail sign, there is NO…

I think I might finish!

Hot hike with 2 new friends! I honestly wasn’t sure that I’d be able to complete this challenge. I’m slow. I’m kind of old. I’m…

Baden-Powell, yep.

Set off at 6am Tuesday morning. Encounter 2 other gentlemen before me and 3 other people after. I was able to beat the heat, and…

4 of 6

4th Peak and it was up and up however not as hard as I was afraid it would be.  Traffic was light on the trail…

San Jacinto 🏔

Perfect day with slight cloud cover. Quite a lot of people on the trail for a Monday. Someone has stolen the summit sign. #17/18

Cucamonga Peak

It was a nice long hike, the trail was easy to follow, I love that there’s signs to help you direct you through the different…

Santiago Peak

The road to the trailhead is extra rough if you don’t have an SUV. Take the extra time to go slow due to some potholes.…

Brutal Beautiful Baldy

I have done Baldy a number of times.  Had not done Harwood before so we added it on.  Beautiful hike, heat was not bad and…

Father Son Summit to Mt. Baldy

Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 6am my son and I started hiking Mt. Baldy. We were able to get great parking right by the beginning…

Baden-Powell

I meant to start at dawn but didn’t get to the trailhead until 7:30. Miraculously the sun stayed behind clouds all morning making the climb…

3 – Cucamonga Peak

The trail on the way to Cucamonga Peak is quite scenic at this time. There were a few places with really bright foliage and the…

Ontario Peak

Great hike with cloud cover! Rained a little at first. We got there at 5:15 and the lot was almost completely full.

Mount Wilson

Tough uphill hike, but it was a beautiful hike.  Lots of views.  The trail had shaded areas which made it relief when it started to…

Baden Powell

Hiked with 5 people, 3 of us made it to the top. The trail going down easy, going up was a struggle with the incline…

Strawberry Peak

Hiked up to Mount Lawlor first and then over to Strawberry Peak.  Saw one rattle snake

Rainbow Hike

Arrived at 5:30 am to rain, thunder, and lightning. Started hiking over an hour later. Few annoying gnats and mosquitos at the beginning.

Whew–That was a Challenge!

Conquered Baldy today.  My 7th peak and by far my hardest.  The steepness and the altitude made for a slow hike with lots of rest…

Devils backbone scramble

Gorgeous day, after attempting this hike 3 weeks ago it started to storm and we have to turn back. We went up clockwise instead counter…

Mt. San Jacinto

Trail in great condition and directional signs all along. Ling hard day but worth it. Views are amazing and the shelter was cool to hang…

Hot Rocky Strawberry

Started the hike at 6:30am and the weather was great, at least in the first part of the morning and at around 10ish the sun…

Mr. Willson for the first time

We started at 5:15am to beat the heat. Used headlamp for a few minutes only since the sunlight was starting to come out to play.…

2nd time a charm for Baldy

This was our 2nd attempt. The 1st attempt we went counter clockwise (and had thunderstorms) this time we went clockwise (and had perfect weather). Clockwise…

Finally made 6 Peaks

First time to hike this trail.Challenging switchbacks.  Cold and windy. Arrived at summit at 5:15. Always awesome to watch sunrise and 3 other hikers arrived…

Mount Baden Powell Sunrise Hike

We finally did a sunrise hike. Left the house at 1am, got to the trailhead just before 3am and started our way up under full…

Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Saturday hike, got to the parking lot at 4:55 AM, parking lot full and street parking nearly full. Started hike at 5:10 AM  @ 72…

Cucamonga Peak

Had a great hike and got to witness a Wedding taking place at the Peak! Absolutely beautiful!!

Stunning Mt. Baden Powell

After two consecutive weekends of hiking Mt Baldy and Cucamonga, we decided to brave Baden-Powell. After researching the hike, the fact that the trail is…

Mt. San Gorgonio

Crazy long hike like 9+ miles single trip, plan your time accordingly to avoid downhill in dark.

Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

I really enjoyed this solo day hike and would highly recommend the same to anyone seeking to summit San Gorgonio. This was one of the…

Stunning Mt. Baden Powell

After two consecutive weekends of hiking Mt Baldy and Cucamonga, we decided to brave Baden-Powell. After researching the hike, the fact that the trail is…

Mt. Baldy

Fun but tough hike! We got to the trailhead a little later than planned and got on the trail at 6:45 am – there were…

Sleeping Ent

I love this hike. We were on the trail at 6:15 and finished up four hours later. Finally, a cooler hike for the pup!  We…

The Bad Baldy

Took the Ski Hut trail up and Devil’s Backbone trail down. Super chill pace. Nothing special to report.

Sunrise on Baden-Powell

We’re not addicted to hiking. But we do crave adventure. And these days hiking is how we get our fix. As part of our 50…

Beast of a mountain

This was a a beast of a mountain. My group started clockwise to the summit and then down the devils backbone. To spare our knees,…

Humber in the morning

A predawn start of me again. This was a new route for me, as I have done San J via Marion & the Tram before.…

San Jacintio

Went up the tram, perfect weather. Not to crowded.

Bivvy on Baldy

I decided to hike up Baldy in the late afternoon and bivvy on the summit.  Took the shorter but steeper Baldy Bowl trail past the…

Coo coo for Cucamonga

We got to the parking lot & it was practically empty! There were bugs/gnats that were annoying but not terrible. Bring lots of water!

Baldy on a Tuesday

Arrived about 6 on a Tuesday and not a lot of folks on the trail.  Up Devils Backbone and down the Bowl. Glad I had…

Cucamonga one of my faves!!

gotta love a Tuesday morning… On trail at 6 AM and only three cars in the lot!!!! not too many people in the entire Icehouse…

Mount Baden-Powell

We started off this peak at 7 am and finished at 12:30 with lots of breaks. It was 94 degrees when we finished so I…

Long hot day to Wilson

I started at 06:30 on a Sunday morning and it was already 73°  at the trail head. I was reading up on previous hikes and…

Long hot day to Wilson

I started at 06:30 on a Sunday morning and it was already 73°  at the trail head. I was reading up on previous hikes and…

Mt Baldy, yay

Hot day.  Not too many people at the peak.  I was pretty ragged by the time I got up, a combination of heat exhaustion and…

Sunday on Sitton Peak

Very steady until it reaches an extreme climb. Sticks are recommended, and there’s no such thing as not enough water out here.

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga

I did cucamonga. I driver from Escondido. I started drive at 2:00am  and I got there 3:45am. I started at 4 am  and I get…

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga

I did cucamonga. I driver from Escondido. I started drive at 2:00am  and I got there 3:45am. I started at 4 am  and I get…

Made it to the top!

Started our hike at 7 AM. No more than 15 cars at the lot. The summit was not crowded whatsoever, which was great. Had a…

Pluot Peak

Having learned our lesson from last week’s hike, Crosby the eager-yet-easily-overheated Golden Retriever and I were paws on the trail at 6:15.  Friends, it was…

Ontario Peak

Ontario Peak – 8696 ft. – 12.85 miles and 3921 ft of elevation gain in 6.5 hours (5:50 moving time). Started my hike on Saturday,…

Mount San Antonio aka Mt Baldy

2nd time around to Mt Baldy and the warmer weather made a huge difference from the last time in December 2020. We started at 5AM…

Biding Power at Baden Powell

I’ll be honest and say I don’t have anything interesting to say other than the fact I drove 1.5 hours just to hike here. Worth…

Sunrise over Sitton

We pulled into the parking lot a 5.30am and there were only 3 other cars parked up. This was a pleasant surprise. Throw the boots…

Mt Baldy

Got lucky with a lot of cloud cover. Started at 5am and went up the Ski Hit Trail, down Devil’s Slide. Are at the notch…

Bighorn and Ontario Peak Sunrise

Great hike come across deers on the trail and bugs were not too bad, maybe because I started very early to watch sunrise 🌅. I…

Wilted on Wilson!

Having done San Gorgonio last week, I was oddly comfortable with the idea of hiking Mount Wilson via the Old Mt. Wilson Trail. I thought…

Hike before Mt Whitney

Very much enjoyed the steady incline. Awesome trail, very easy to follow. Last hike before Whitney.

Sawmill & Mt. Pinos

Made this a fun weekend trip- camped at Mt. Pinos campground and started the hike from there. Added about 2 miles round trip but it…

Almost melted my berries….

Started the right around sunrise (6:00am) temperature in Redbox parking lot was 74 degrees. Nice easy to follow trail. Last 1.5 miles is very strenuous.…

Easy San G

Fish Creek is the easy way up San G- I almost feel like we were cheating 😂 After doing Baldy Ski hut last weekend, the…

Baden-Powell

Decided to hike Baden-Powell today. Given the forecast, I knew I needed an early start. Made good time up the 40 switchbacks and even had…

Hot Switchbacks

40 switchbacks. 40!! We counted. Hot even though we were on the trail by 5:45. Gorgeous views and lots of critters!

Sunrise to sunset 😅

Once again I love the hiking community , so loving and caring know listening to ur body is important , saw i girl with elevation…

Cucamonga peak

Hot as hell. Ran out of water even though I bought 3 L. Not many people as it was hot. Beast trail

San G: four in a row

Hiked up on Thursday to Dry Lake from North Fork TH. Dry Lake is very Dry indeed, but Lodgepole Spring still has water. Ranger Dan…

Baden Powell

A bit warm but clear and beautiful! Saw a few wildflowers near the summit too.

Mount Baden Powell

A little warm.  Thank goodness for the trail’s shady sections going up and down the trail.  We should have left Temecula around 5 or 5:30…

Spur of the Moment

My husband and I had plans for this morning, but  had to postpone them to the evening. So, last night, I decided that I would…

Sawmill Mountain!

Hiked to Sawmill Mountain and back on Wednesday, July 7 on my way home from Mt Whitney (summited July 6).  Started at Nordic Station at…

Strawberry Peak

Narrow trail that begins in a more woodsy setting with a moderate incline and dirt terrain. At the first split, the trail skirts the mountainside…

Strawberry Prak

Started at 8am. Got pretty hot within an hour or so. Hike was pretty easy until the last mile to the summit. Then it was…

Hiking is Golden

The trail was very easy to follow. Started the hike off at 7 AM to try and beat the heat but the heat won. A…

Savoring Sawmill Mountain

Four days later and I’m still savoring Sawmill Mountain! From the wildflowers, to the sun hitting the hillsides, this hike had all the views. I…

Strawberry Peak

Totally worth starting early. Arrived at the summit just before sunrise. Always awesome to watch sunrise 🌄. Last 1.5 miles is difficult and others might…

Monday Baden Powell

Started at 6am to beat the heat, summit by 7:45 and back to the car by 8:45

Viva Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Third attempt and succeeded!!! Vivian creek trail doesn’t get old.  There is less water compared to my previous hike in May but still as beautiful.

Baldy!

Went up Ski hut and down the backbone. Ski hut trail is steep! The restaurant was open (weekends and holidays) so we got to stop…

Mt San Jacinto

Couldn’t have asked for perfect weather to tackle San Jacinto! Although in the beginning bugs were a nuisance, some areas were so luscious and green,…

WHEE! on SanG

We started the hike a little after 6am. The upper lot was almost full. Trail conditions were perfect, not too buggy, and not too hot…

Mt. Baldy 7-5-21

Trails were in great shape.   we started at mt baldy trailhead and made our way to the notch  and up the devils backbone and then…

Cucamonga dude!

Trail is a bit rough, people taking shortcuts are making is worse by creating rockslides. Weather was great. Very smokey/smoggy in the morning, but wind…

My Wilson Blazing hot

The Hike was super long and was attacked like all the other hikers by very aggressive Bees. The weather was a little too hot but…

Baldy

This trail is still as hard as ever especially after you reach the hut. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and a hat. I…

Strawberry Peak

Got here early in the morning so it was not too hot.  There was also some morning shade for the first few miles.  Good views…

Mt Wilson

This was a tough hike at 90 degrees weather.  I recommend starting early to avoid direct sun light.  The peek was disappointing but the hike…

If it’s Fittin’, I’m Sitton

I did Sitton with my sister three years ago, and wanted to take advantage of the three day weekend to its fullest, packed up the…

4th of July Celebration

This was an incredible hike for my first peak. It was challenging but I did take many breaks along the 40 switchbacks. Started the trail…

Fourth of July at San Gorgonio

For my sixth final peak and for the first time, I finally made it to San Gorgonio.  I couldn’t do it last year because a…

4th of July Hike

Long day started at 2:20 am with a group of 19 people.. mentally and physically challenging! It took over 6 hours to reach the summit…

Mount San Jacinto

Started the hike at 2 a.m. with 18 others. Took our time and enjoyed the views. Perfect weather!!