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Ontario

This was an absolutely beautiful hike. It was challenging and long, but worth the gorgeous view.

Meeting Wally Waldron

We had great weather for this hike.  The trail is well maintained.  We arrived late-ish (8:30 am) to find the parking lot full. There are…

Meeting Wally Waldron

We had great weather for this hike.  The trail is well maintained.  We arrived late-ish (8:30 am) to find the parking lot full. There are…

Mt. Baldy

My 4th time hiking Mt. Baldy…We Started at Manker Flat & thought we’d change it up & hike back from Register Ridge. Big mistake! The…

Windy and fun

This was a fun one! We followed the route that goes up past the ski lift loading and via devil’s backbone. I enjoyed this route…

40 Switch Backs – Woot!

Another beautiful weather day. It was kind of cold at the start around 7 AM but as we moved up the mountain it was a…

3rd time is the charm

Had a great hike overall. I forgot to bring sunscreen and paid the price for it. Spring is starting to run low so bring enough…

Mt Baldy

Not gonna lie, this hike was tough. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that yesterday was a holiday?! Started at 7:15am. There…

The devils was as pretty as they come

This has to be one of the prettiest hike I have ever done. Running down the devils backbone was spectacular. The incline was definately steep…

Hike to Mt. San Jacinto Summit

Beautiful day out, hike was pretty busy, especially at the summit. Last bit is a scramble up some boulders, I advise paying attention for the…

Hike to Mt. San Antonio (Baldy)

Hiked on Saturday, July 7/2/22. Started at 6:20 AM, finished at 12:15 PM. Shade on the way to the Notch, then some shade along the…

Strawberry Shortcakes

Hike seemed fairly until we took an accidental detour seeing as it wasn’t a marked trail per se and ended up adding 3.5 miles to…

Peak 7 – San Gorgonio

This is my first time going up South Fork. It’s my new favorite way up to the summit. It’s a bit longer than Vivian but…

Started Baldy at 12:15am

I started at 12:15am, it was a while since I did a night hike with no poles. It was a present for my 15 year…

Mt Jacinto via Marion Mt

Beautiful trail, but loooong, way longer than the indicated 11.5 miles by All Trails. The summit was very crowded. Hiked with members of the Hiking…

Devil’s Backbone

Devil’s backbone trail is one of most Scenic trail to Mt Baldy. The views are beautiful. We did see a rattlesnake on the trail back…

Mount San Jacinto via Tramway

Final training hike before 54-miles backpacking trip 😬🎒🥾⛰. What a gorgeous day on San Jacinto Peak (10,834’) with Hike Beyond the Hills crew! This is…

San Jacinto

Trail was great and the views were amazing. 

Happy Fourth of July

Saving this peak for the Fourth of July is for the classic monument and American flag that honors Boy scouts of America. I arrived at…

Ski Hut Kicked Butt

WOW. Baldy kicked our butts. Not sure if we did the order of the hikes in terms of difficulty correctly. We did Strawberry Peak, Sawmill…

After a long day of hiking…

Hiked 4 other peaks in the area (Deception, Occidental, Wilson, and Barley Flats) before this. It was absolutely brutal, got back to our car way…

Cucamonga

We started out late on Friday so we found a cool little spot about 2.5 miles in to camp for the night. It was a…

Mount Sitton Peak

It has only 0.36 mile challenge to summit.  This final 0.36 mile is steep, or to say it is more difficult when coming down than…

Santiago Peak

The hiking basically is boring, especially in the hot weather.  I saw a relatively big rattle snake on the trail.  On the peak, I did…

Mount Baden Powell Trail

It is a very popular trail.  I met with lots of people on the trail, including an 83 years old hiker to summit.

Steep

Very steep all the way. Windy at the peak

Mount Strawberry

It was a nice day I hiked this trail.  The hiking is relatively easy.  There is only a short steep trail to summit.

Mt Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse Peaks

This trail connects three peaks: Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse.  The views on all three peaks are great!  I hiked the trail in a very hot…

Super Fly San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio is absolutely worth the challenge.  The trail takes you through so many different types of terrain and microclimates, making the long journey even…

Sawmill 🪚✅

Hit the halfway mark on the six pack challenge with Sawmill! Beautiful views! 

From San Gorgonio to Mount Whitney

A beautiful perfect day hiking up San Gorgonio with my son Chris.  This was my second time hiking up San Gorgonio, my son’s first time. …

Mt. Baden-Powell

This is one of the easier of the peaks I have hiked.  Super well groomed trail – no rocks or boulders to scramble over.

Baldy

Beautiful day for a Baldy hike…

Birthday Baden Powell with Mary

Celebrated a birthday for our friend Mary. This hike was a blast! Hiking with six awesome gals made it very easy. I didn’t think about…

Baldy

Manker flat to The notch/resort to devils backbone to summit, then baldy bowl to ski hut down!

Strawberry Peak

Good day for my first six pack peak. The lot was almost full when I arrived, about 6:30 am. Friendly people coming and going and…

Cucamonga Peak

Definitely bring something for mosquitoes, there are some spots on the trail where they’ll get ya. bring lots of water for this one or a…

Prickly Poppies and a peaceful peak!

I didn’t know what to expect after the horrible wild fires scorched the area, but the hike to San Bernardino Peak still had so much…

San G via South Fork

San Gorgonio Peak July 1, 2022 Elevation: 11,503 ft Total Elevation gain: 4,537 ft Total Distance: 21.7 miles 3rd time summiting San G via the…

Mount Baldy

Started the hike at 05:45, the parking lot was about 1’4 full.  Lots of folks on the summit!  It was not too hot but windy…

Ontario Peak

Nice hike where you can definitely see the change in climate zones.  You hike through areas of full foliage and end up on top of…

Cucamonga Peak

The parking lot was full when I got there at 6:30, so it’s definitely worth showing up early.  The trail was easy to follow, and…

3-2-1 Challenge (SawMill)

Another beautiful Hike, with multiple view points. No luck on seeing Condors, but it was lots of fun.

San Jacinto – 12 of 12

Started about 5 a.m.  My permit fell out of my pocket at some point; thankfully didn’t run in to any rangers.

Ontario peak

Hard with uneven surface and loose rocks.

Mt. Baden-Powell

Lots of switchbacks and steady streneous hike. The weather was beautiful with nice tree cover.

Beautiful day on Baldy

Gorgeous hike! Chose the counterclockwise loop. Started off a a lung/leg burner ascent to the summit, then a gradual decent, perfect for enjoying the views.…

San ‘Gordo’ nio

The hike was exhausting towards the top but it was an awesome hike. There were so many green bushes and beautiful trees. the creek at…

Baldy San Antonio

Great day on the mountain. Trail was in good condition. The weather was forgivingly mild. It was beautifully cool at the peak. The views at…

Sixth Peak

Maybe my favorite yet because of the rock overhang at the top. Loves this hike. Sixth peak! Challenge complete!

Never Ending…

Mann, this hike was rough! It wasn’t necessarily as physically taxing as Mount Wilson, but it was definitely very psychologically challenging. It was just such…

Favorite!!!

This was by far my favorite of the 6 peaks. The views were awesome. The hike didn’t kill my knees like some of the others.…

No strawberries on this hike

The trail isn’t clearly marked at a couple forks so it was a little difficult to know which direction to go. There were SO MANY…

Mount Baden Powell

Gorgeous breezy weather, beautiful views, clean and easy trail to follow. Tons of switchbacks, and nice shade at the top. Great workout, good elevation, shorter…

Bugs Bugs Bugs

So many bugs throughout the whole hike… kind of annoying. Cool signs at the top and only saw 3 other people on the trail.

PCT buddies

This was pretty cool because we were able to connect with lots of people who were hiking the PCT. Awesome to hear about their experiences…

Doomsday

Got lots of mosquito bites. Probably not the best hike to be the first one of the season… it was soooooo long!

Riding the saddle of Santiago Peak

Hiking fools! 6 pack of peaks challenge this weekend was modjeska ( not part of the challenge but it was right there so why not…

Sitton pretty!

Hiking fools! 6 pack of peaks challenge Sitton peak. 2nd time summit. Just beautiful. Love that last climb!

Jacinto for the Win: My Sixth Peak!

Drove at 4 am from Pasadena and started hiking at 6 am, reaching the summit at 10:40 am. So many mosquitos early morning, complete insanity,…

We snuck a peak of Strawberry Peak!

Strawberry Peak is a great hike! There are a few sketchy edges though! Those narroe trail spots make me nervous(for my boys mostly) and me. …

Mt Wilson. I could have driven?

Hiked Mt. Wilson at 14 miles! It kicked our butts but it was fun! 😀 2 peaks left to complete our 6 pack of peaks…

Cucamonga Cooley’s

Cucamonga Peak was our 5th of 6 for the Socal 6 pack of peaks challenge. Challenging but rewarding with amazing views. 11.6 miles, 4k ft…

Baden-Powell Views

The back way has a tough start but fewer switchbacks and incredible views along the long ridge line.

Sitton on Sitton

Lots of cool boulders. Had to watch out for poison oak. Hot day, and the way back on the ridge branch was challenging. Lots of…

Strawberry Love

Hot day but shade for much of the morning walk from the mountain. The end is steep, but most of the trail let us go…

Bowling for Baldy

Started early, around 7:30 or 8am, and the weather was perfect all day. 70s with a breeze, but not windy. Passed many groups on the…

Sawmill, pinos and grouse

The trail was really beautiful . Not much people on the trail going towards the peaks . Loved the solitude. We did go to 3…

Baldy boys!

Holy moly we did it! Felt like lots of false peaks on the way up! Really fakes you out. Its every climb you crest brings…

3 boys summit San Jacinto

What an amazing hike! The views were just spectacular! We were greaed with a round of applause at the top as I carried our 3…

Mt Wilson Summit!

I talked my roommate into going with me. We left our house around 0230 so that we could get to the trail head around 0445.…

San Jacinto

Did this hike with my Mom and Dad.

Mt. San Jacinto via Tram

It was a nice day up there (just starting to get warm but not too bad).  Caught the 8AM Tram Up which is the first…

Mount Baldy (Peak #3)

This was a tough hike.  Started the day at 4:30AM with a group of 4 of us.  We went up to the Notch, then over…

Mt. Baldy

A little warm in the afternoon, but a GORGEOUS day for a walk in the woods. Hiked the loop clockwise – up the Ski Hut…

StRUAGHberry Peak

Hiking partner had never been to the San Gabriels!  Was super foggy and gloomy as we ascended the 2- then we got above the clouds,…

MT WILSON SOLO

Started up trail at 5:30am. Back 2/30pm. The ascent is out of the sun when you start early. Hot going down…100.

Cucamonga Peak (Timber Bonus)

Solo summited Cucamonga Peak on Saturday night.  Arrived just at dark to see the beautiful city lights, eat a light dinner, then strung up my…

6th Peak Done!

Lovely flowers and quite fragrant too!  Very peaceful–encountered only a couple of other hikers.  Much cooler due to its elevation.  Lots of shady sections too.…

Grab the Biggest One Next!

Why not bag the biggest peak for our second peak? Get it out of the way!  We smartened up this peak and took a massive…

Third Time is a Charm

Third Time Is A Charm!!!!  We attempted this three times and we finally made it.  First time, too snowy and not enough water/food and snack…

3-2-1 Sawmill

Did this as a shakedown overnight with my daughter and a couple friends. We camped at Sheep Camp in between Sawmill and Grouse. It’s an…

San B

This was my first attempt at climbing a peak solo. In fact, I think it was my first ever solo hike. I usually at least…

Pinos & Sawmill

Set off with the NG hiking group to bag these two peaks. This trail never disappoints me. Always so beautiful! We had a great day.…

Cucamonga Peak Hike

The cucamonga peak has amazing view. We did the hike on a weekday. The weather was perfect when we started but It was hot and…

The Stunning San Jacinto

Mount San Jacinto is a special place. It was truly a beautiful hike and a little surreal what the temperature difference is from the desert…

San Bernardino!! The rebirth

I felt like I was in nightmare before Christmas! Such a beautiful contrast of burned trail & new flowers blooming.

It’s a Good Day for Cucamonga

Great day to hike this peak. Not overly crowded, but still plenty of folks. Neat critters on the trail. Monster rattlesnake off trail a half…

Mostly Alone

Solo overnight to Dry Lake. Not another soul there spending the evening. Lodge pole spring…dry. 2/3 of a mile back down trail in the morning…

Back to Bernardino

Trail looked great. The road to the trailhead even looked amazing all things considered. Flowers were in bloom big time. It was nice to finally…

San Jacinto Peak

This was a beautiful day hike to my favorite summit! Lots of great views from above the clouds. This route was much easier than Deer…

Sitton Peak Hike

Trail is narrow and full of rocks. It was slippery. Poles recommended. Beautiful views!

Santiago Peak

Hike 114 📍Santiago Peak 🥾 7.7mi 📈 1,447ft gain 🏔️ 5,689ft peak ⭐ Highest and most prominent peak of both the Santa Ana Mountains and Orange County,…

Mt Baden-Powell

Hike 113 📍Mt Baden-Powell 🥾 8.4mi 📈 2,805ft gain 🏔️ 9,406ft peak ⭐ Named for the founder of the World Scouting Movement, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell.…

Ontario Peak

Beautiful day!  Weather was nice.  Just a little warm towards the end.

Ontario Peak

Hiked this with my parents.  It was a nice day and a lot of climbing.

Ontario Peak

What a wonderful day to get up to the peak.  The temperature was perfect, a little on the cool side to make a wonderful hike…

The Friar

Hike was amazing! Lots of trees until the last couple of miles. Then it was just a bald mountain. Just like a Friar. Not too…

Mt Baldy

I went up Devil’s Backbone and back down Baldy Bowl.  It was definitely a tough hike that wore me out a bit.  I probably won’t…

Sawmill Peak

Fun quick little hike to Mt Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain.  The trail was in great shape and it was definitely a good time.