2020 marks the sixth year for our Southern California Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, and for the first time, there are a total of 18 peaks to choose from. Along with those peaks come new badges. Here's a run-down of all five of the finisher badges and how you can earn them.
The Finishers Badge
Earn this by completing any six peaks out of the 18 available peaks. Everyone who completes any six peaks gets this, even if the peaks they log also qualify them for one of the special badges below. Because of this, our Finishers List gives you a complete view of all finishers, regardless of which six peaks they hiked.
The “Original Six”
Complete the original Six-Pack of Peaks: Mount Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mount Baldy (aka Mt San Antonio), San Bernardino Peak, Mount San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio. You can hike them from any trail or route, but make sure it's a challenge for you. Because, karma. 😉
The Alternate Six
These are the “other” peaks that were introduced in previous years (though Sawmill Mountain was substituted for Mount Pinos this year). The complete list includes: Mount Baden-Powell, Ontario Peak, Sitton Peak, Strawberry Peak, Sawmill Mountain, and Santiago Peak.
The San Diego Six-Pack of Peaks
New for 2020, we've introduced six peaks in San Diego! They include Volcan Mountain, Cuyamaca Peak, Mount Woodson, Hot Springs Mountain, High Point (on Mount Palomar), and the grueling El Cajon Mountain.
For those crazy over-achievers out there (you know who you are), the All Eighteen badge is your proof of just how crazy you are. Earn this by hiking all 18 of the peaks in the challenge.
Looking for guides to these peaks?
Remember that we have links to detailed trail guides for each of these peaks on our overview. Most of the guides include maps, photos and downloadable GPX files for using with GaiaGPS.
Which badge (badges?) are you aiming for?