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Hiking Big Horn Mine

A few weeks back I decided to spend my Friday out in Big Horn Sheep country in the San Gabriel Mountains. The original plan had been to head out early and summit Mt. Baden Powel, I was all set, I even had crampons that I had bought so I could stay safe while walking over ice. With some research the night before, however, I decided that there was a bit too much ice and I had too little experience with…

Joshua Tree

SoCal 6-Pack

So after looking at the numbers it doesn't look like I am going to be able to get in the lost coast before I leave.  It is just too expensive to drive up there and have to pay for a shuttle back.  So I started looking for something a little closer to home and I decided to attempt the SoCal 6-pack.  The SoCal 6-pack is the 6 tallest peaks in Southern California.  They are Mt. Wilson (5,712'), Mt Cucamonga (8,859'),…

Switzer Falls

I have such a fun group of friends here in Cali, friends that I am going to miss dearly.  My little hiking group is one of those.  My friend Kyle always organized the weekly trips and the group varies from week to week, but when you break it down it is always the same. Great people.  Beautiful nature. Escape. Today we ventured to Switzer Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains.  It is a quick 9 mile drive into the Angeles…