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Mount Wilson

Really waited til the 11th hour for this hike purely because of timing issues. but I was pleasantly surprised that the weather and trail conditions…

Snowy Strawberry

Last hike of 2021! Most of the trail was covered with snow, but much of it was melting on my way down from the Peak.…

Finishing Strong on Sitton

Perfect weather for a winter hike and to finish off the challenge on NYE day! It rained a ton the day before so the trail…

Mount Wilson

A couple of trees are down, you have to duck under to get through. There is a couple of sketchy sections toward the top, past…

Last Day!

Muddy fast trail run up/down Sitton Peak to complete my 6POP with ZERO days to spare ? 1:01 ascent – still didn’t break 1 hour…

Signing off 2021 at Sitton Peak

Sitton Peak was the last hike in the challenge. After having failed to get to the trailhead a couple of weeks ago due to road…

Sitton on 6 Peaks!

Can you say MUD! Of course expected after record breaking rain. Let’s just say this was an entirely new experience for me. Fortunately I was…

Way to End 2021? @ Sitton Peak

What a way to complete the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge! Sitton Peak may not have the glamour of other SoCal peaks, it still has enough…

Just in Time @ Sitton Peak

After almost giving up on our Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, my wife and I found ourselves driving to Lake Elsinore to the Bear Canyon Trailhead…

Finished just in time

Last of peaks to finish the six pack!  Congratulations to my cousin Eric, who when I asked if he wanted to take this challenge with…

Strawberry Peak

Backup Sixth Peak. Completed this peak due to Baldy becoming impassable the day we went. Completed my first ever Six Pack of Peaks! Cold, windy…

Longest Hike

Fun and memorable hike with my Running Locas friends. I learned that sometimes  Running soothes the silence  of walking  for a long tedious time. ?

Sensations and Sunshine

It was a warm,  beautuful morning to go on some   fun adventures with my loving and trust worthy companion.

Sitton Peak

Not very busy at all, very nice day. We went right after the rain, and it made the forest even more magical with all the…

Mt Wilson

It’s perfect weather to hike Mt Wilson.  The last 1 1/2 miles is icy and snowy since all the rain for the past few days.…

Strawberry Peak

This hike was scary.  It was very rainy and wet the entire time.

Finishing off with Strawberry

Returned to Strawberry (last time was 2019) and surprisingly had the trail pretty much to ourselves for most of it. Sad to see some of…

Final Final Santiago Peak

Santiago Peak is the last peak I needed to finish the complete list for the SoCal challenge. The first gate at Maple Springs was closed…

Sawmill

This was one of the most crazy hikes we’ve done, the plan was to tackle all 3 peak but… From the parking lot, all the…

Ohh my hammie!!!

My hamstrings hated me!! The steady incline was challenging! However beautiful views, the sound of the water flowing and birds chirping made it very peaceful

Mount Wilson Christmas week hike ?

It was overcast but not too cold. In my opinion it was the perfect hiking temperature. It was my first time hiking Mount Wilson so…

Santiago

I decided to go to Santiago Peak on the shortest day of the year. I did it from the Joplin trail which is a lot…

Sittin on Sitton Peak

The trail was marked and cleared out well so that it was easy to follow without using AllTrails. The weather was clear with enough wind…

Six pack of peaks challenge complete

Completed this challenge with a longer hike, Mount Wilson was a 16mile well maintained and easy to follow trail, my girlfriend and I loved the…

Made it to Wilson!

Longest hike for me…but I just put one foot in front of the other and made it. Gorgeous scenery for all of the hike except…

Mt Wilson Journey .

16 continuously challenging miles. It was either a ascent or descent. Trail was shaded most of the way and fairly easy to follow. Ended up…

Up, up, up!

Wow! This was a tough but beautiful hike with so much history and gorgeous scenery. As the trail is historic, it had few switchbacks and…

Mount Wilson

We hiked Monday the 20th before all of the storms.  Found in deer leg in the park though, before we began, quite exciting!

Ontario Peak

Took a total of 12 hours to complete the full hike. It was one of the most challenging peaks I have completed but will definitely…

Mt. Baldy

Sixth Peak. Did not complete. Trail became impassable at end of Devils Backbone. Looked like some may have fallen earlier in the day.

Sawmill

It had snowed a lot and at times we were carving the trail into the snow using gps. But if others had gone before me,…

Last hike of 2021. Ontario Snow Day.

Latest video of my hike to Ontario Peak. Overall, a really difficult hike.  Intermittent snow from the parking lot.  It was pretty constant from the…

Last but not least, Sitton Peak

I had originally planned to do Santiago Peak to finish this year’s six pack, but according to online reports the Maple Springs trailhead is either…

Emerald Forest

The trail conditions were excellent in just a little bit of scattered snow towards the top which made it very beautiful. I love this trail…

Sitton On Top Of The World

Not my favorite hike, I prefer the mountain trees, but this was still a nice trail.  That last .4 miles though!  Wasn’t expecting that, but…

Refreshing Strawberries

Like descriptions I read elsewhere the first few miles were great with a slight incline. Where the trail is in the shade, there was some…

Mt Baldy via the Ski Hut Trail

Mt Baldy via Ski Hut Trail Dec 18, 2021 Elevation: 10,064 ft Elevation Gain: 3,885 ft Total Distance: 10.12 miles . SoCal #SixPackofPeaks 2021 goal finally completed…

Santiago Peak via Holy Jim

First time up this trail and it is pretty good.  A little boring through some parts but it is really pretty through a lot.  Avoids…

Sunny Sitton Peak

Great day! Trail was a little wet from recent rains but not terrible. Great views !  Nice clean bathroom in the parking lot and tons…

taking it to the deadline again

trail was a little muddy from the previous night’s rain but totally passable, and i loved the steam rising up on the trail from the…

Sitton Peak- 2nd try!

Had to try again as the road was shut down for construction a few days before when we went.

Strawberry ? Snow

Gorgeous day to hike, made it to the peak  just in time before the storm god bad, ended up walking in the snow mist rain.…

Solo Sitton

Absolutely wonderfully pleasant long hike. Beautiful, steaming after recent downpour. Melting frost, clean air, great trail. Dont go by what AllTrails says about trail condition.…

Strawberry Peak

This was my final peak for the challenge and it was absolutely beautiful. There is a fallen tree about .8 miles in, but other than…

Cucamonga (hardest one)

The first half of the trail was easy-ish; have done Ontario Peak months prior to this and followed Icehouse Canyon Trail before, but once I…

The final push for victory

The final push The last peak to finish was interesting to say the least. Roxy and I got to the parking area it was a…

Snowy Trail Snow Problem

High on Life at the Highest Point in LA…Mt Baldy. 10,064 ft, 4000 ft elevation gain, 10 miles and partial snow cover. Made possible by…

Cucamonga Peak

This was an all day hike but the best views I’ve seen out of any trail on the challenge. I was able to do it…

San Antonio Peak

Really challenging hike, but the good kind of challenging. Gorgeous views, and I enjoyed the intermittent snow field! would definitely do this again to train…

Último pico de mi Reto

Una fresca mañana ; comenzamos a las 7:20 am el sol fue calentando un poco ; cuando llegamos al pico el clima muy agradable!  Muy…

Snowy Ontario Peak

What a beautiful day for a hike to Ontario Peak.  It snowed a few days ago so the last 3 miles of the trail had…

Windy Mt Wilson

Went with two of my hiking group who finished their 6th peak. It was cold at the summit as we ate lunch at the benches.

Winter wonderland

Well, what can I say? My sixth peak (that counts) and the most difficult one yet due to conditions. We were going to hike Sitton…

The Mount Wilson Grind

Long fun day but can be a bit of a grind along the way.  A little chilly but overall really nice day.

The final hike

Beautiful hike lots of snow past the saddle. Gators recommended.

Mt Wilson

Cold and sunny. Beautiful weather. Still some fall leaves but trees were green and lush towards the second half. So much fun.

San G Summit

Completed this one on December 11th just before one of the really big snow storms. There was some snow on the trail so I used…

Ontario Peak

Weather was good. Trail had snow after we crossed saddle.

Mt Baden-Powell in the snow

Beautiful hike, particularly in the snow. Trail snow covered almost from top to bottom.  1-10 in mostly hard-packed, however icy in places and some deep…

The Best for Last

Snow with patches of ice. Spikes highly recommended. It was perfect weather. Not too windy and sun was out. Perfect day and mountain to complete…

Ontario Peak #5

“The view is always worth the climb” Wow this peak has been my favorite so far. It was such a beautiful hike with all the…

Sitton Peak after the Rain

9am Start. 11:30 Summit. 12:30 Return. 2:15 Complete Trail. ? 9.5 miles ? 2k elev gain ⏳ 2.5 hours to summit. 2 hours to base…

Ontario ghost

Ghost while decending   Day started normal as usual 3.50 am get ready for a nice 2.20 hour drive. Once at the parking lot it…

Baden-Powell

Started close to the Crystal Lake Campground. Luckily no snow, but pretty cold. Tough inclines, great workout. Took a bit over 10 hours, it was…

4 Peaks

Great weather in the 40s most of the day. No wind except at the top. Combined with the 3 Ts (Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder) for…

Baldy

Was definitely a hard one; (depending which way you go) I immediately headed towards Devils Backbone, it had a stunning view but had a few…

Cucamonga Peak

Latest video of my hike up this mountain. It’s getting easier to hike up it. But definitely one of the harder regular hikes in Southern…

#6 Cucamonga Peak

A very rocky trail. Im mostly looking down LOL! Stunning view on top!!

San Jacinto Peak

Beautiful scenery, moderate in difficulty, temperature was pretty great.

Sawmill

This was a great hike! Very chill! The views were spectacular, the bird’s chirping created an amazing atmosphere. This was one of the more zen…

Powder Puff Trail

Santiago Peak is my least favorite due to, not just the distance, but the trail/fire road is shared  with off-roading and motorbiking enthusiasts. With the…

The Final, San Jacinto

My final peak of the year! Did both the San Diego and Southern California challenges, plus drove to Vegas when the national forests were shut…

Sitton peak

Nice flat trail for most of the way the last .38 mile is pretty steep and narrow. Fantastic views.

Longer than expected…Mt. Wilson

Weather was absolutely wonderful. Views were spectacular, maybe some of the best I have seen yet. Trail was longer than expected though…

Mt Baldy #4

Mt Baldy!! Wow what an amazing challenge!! You definitely were an uphill challenge from the start. It was such a perfect and beautiful day!! 4…

Baden-Powell

Good hike, uncrowded and perfect weather.

Baldy

Pretty cold, very small snow patches here and there. Couple hills in particular were quite rough, had to take it slow. Did the loop. Started…

Dust Bunny

Dust all the way UP! But clear open road. Just be careful. Only one way road. Some cars drove down fast. Dusty and only few…

Santiago Peak

It’s nice weather to hike with a friend.  There is no shades in this trail.  However the view is beautiful

Mt. Wilson kicked my butt

Another beautiful day for an incredible hike! For some reason this hike seemed to be the hardest I’ve done this year. Weather was perfect with…

Mt. Wilson – Perfect Day

A an absolutely beautiful day for a hike. Crisp morning air. Fall leaves. Low temps. The stay incline made it’s challenge after not hiking for…

# 10 Pack of Peacks

It was a long distance hike. We started at 5:30 am and completed at 6; 30 pm. I have to say, it is the challenge…

Perfect day for BP

Beautiful day and no wind. Started at Dawson Saddle, bagged Throop, Burnham, then Baden-Powell, and went down to Vincent Gap, where we left a car.…

Mt. Wilson kicked my butt

Another beautiful day for an incredible hike! For some reason this hike seemed to be the hardest I’ve done this year. Weather was perfect with…

Sitton Peak

Great hike. I took the pup and it was perfect. The last part is pretty steep but worth it.

Ontario Peak

Beautiful day. Trail was pretty busy overall, the weather was also a little chilly but very doable. Pretty steep switchbacks so be prepared for a…

Desert view

This hike actually started back in October when I started the C2C hike at midnight. After suffering some stomach issues and altitude sickness , I…

El penúltimo de mis Picos

Una excelente caminata; mucha sombra en todo el camino; la última milla fue de subida un poco difícil pero no imposible. Feliz ? de haber…

Cucamonga Peak

What a hike! A bit late but I’m proud to be able to finish my 6th peak of the challenge. This was my second time…

Baden Powell Dec. 4, 2021

Started about 7:15 in the morning.  It was cool, but nice.  Trail was well marked and easy to follow. The views were awesome.  Just over…

San Grand Gorgonio

My 1st time hiking San G! It was challenging! That’s how it should be. We wanted to hike off the mountain before dark but that…

Strolling to Sitton Peak

Had a late morning start to my 6th and final peak of the challenge. Parking was plentiful in this December weekend morning at the San…

Buttkicker Extraordinaire!

OMG. This hike took it out of me! But I made it, and it was my first hike with more than 4000 feet elevation gain…

Cucamonga Baby!

Fantastic hike!  But damn those narrow trails and steep drops!  Excellent weather made for a perfect hike!

My Wilson the beautiful

Amazing hike . Highly recommended.. by far my favorite yet. The weather was a little cold but then it got warm . Started at 7am…

Mt Wilson Trail PLUS Observatory Tour!

7:00am start. 12:00pm summit. 1:00pm 100” observatory tour! 3:00pm return. 5:45pm complete trail. ?16 miles total including tour inside the 100” Observatory ⏳5 hours to…

Third Summit in Three Weeks ?

Trying to finish this challenge even though I waited until mid-November to start ? Loved this hike and trail! Absolutely beautiful!

Cucamonga peak

Great hike was about 13.5 miles beautiful views of the baldy bowl. Also looks to be a cave up there.

A long day!

Started at 6:15am. A bit chilly (mostly in the 40s). No wind and no one else on the mountain. Water at High Creek is available…

Mount Baldy

I went into this hike knowing what I was getting into, but even Devil’s Backbone couldn’t save it for me. If you like spending hours…

Summits all to yourself

Cucamonga peak I have always wanted to summit this mountain, as I have always seen pictures and I’m amazed of the amazing views. Day started…

All for the bottle opener

Beautiful weather very long trail. Lots of hikers on top waiting for a photo with famous Ontario Peak tree.

San Jacinto Peak via Loop

This was a LONG day…decided to do the entire loop and logged a total of 21.2 miles and an elevation gain of 5,515 feet! Doable…

Ontario Pup

Awesome hike. The trail from Icehouse saddle to Ontario Peak has a few fallen trees across the trail that you have to jump over. The…

Ontario Peak

Wow, wow, wow! I definitely saved the best for last! What a beautiful hike! I know I said that up until Wednesday, Mt Wilson was…