Category: Hiking

Mt. Whitney

Intro: I wrote this blog in two parts. The first part is in present tense from Trail Camp, and the second part is written in past tense on the car ride back to Huntington Beach. The trip spanned 4 days: Thursday, June 18th through…

San Bernadino Peak

Next week we are hiking Mt. Whitney. Before we do that though, we wanted to help prepare ourselves for the next step. We originally wanted to climb San Gregornio, which is the tallest mountain in Southern California, but we were late on getting a…

Jennie Lakes Wilderness

Saturday Night We brought too much food. I’m writing this from inside the tent. We just got back from the bear hang and the 13L dry bag I use barely fit each of our snacks, food and cook set. Live and learn. Jennie Lake…

Islip Saddle

On our trip to Portland I bought a Rite in the Rain all weather pocket journal. I like it a lot so far. I bought it because I wanted to write these blogs with better detail. Sometimes it can be difficult to sit down…

Crystal Cove Run

We were torn this weekend between going to the Long Beach Grand Prix and doing something local today to go along with the Dodgers game tomorrow. We opted for something local and went out to Crystal Cove. I’m glad we did. First off, we…

Santa Anita Canyon

This weekend we took a trip to the Santa Anita Canyon. We’ve been following a local blogger (Modern Hiker) and this area came highly recommended. I love how accessible this hike is. The trailhead is only 5-10 minutes or so off the 210 freeway, so…

Piedro Blanco Hike

Hi everyone (Mom). This is some GoPro video that I’ve been meaning to post, but have been too busy to do so until now. I’m really liking the GoPro to help document our adventures. I’m also doing the music on this one. It’s a…

Sespe Wilderness

This weekend we drove North to the Los Padres National Forest for a short backpacking trip. We started at the Piedra Blanca Trailhead and headed to the Twin Forks Campground. It’s only about 3.2 miles in, but it was a great trip. It was my first…

Alta Laguna Hike

Today we went on a hike in Laguna. The Noble party yesterday was rough on me, so I was reluctant, but it was a good decision to get moving and sweat it out today. I’ve been to Alta Laguna Park in the past, but…

Backpacking San Gabriel

We recently went backpacking up the east fork of the San Gabriel River. The river is well traveled by miners, bungee jumpers, and some of the folks that venture a bit past the bungee jumping spot to hang out in “The Narrows.” We were…