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Hiking in a Winter Wonderland

Can be dangerous if you're not prepared. On the Saturday of November, we headed up to Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon. This is a hike that I've done on many other occasions, and was to be the final hike of this year's Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. That said, I have never hiked it in… Continue reading Hiking in a Winter Wonderland

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A Six Pack of Peaks

And Peak #1: Mt. Baden-Powell After a few years of seeing social hiking groups on the trails and on my Instagram feed, I finally caved and signed up for the SoCal Six Pack of Peaks Challenge to kick off the summer. The Six Pack of Peaks Challenge was started by Jeff Hester when he was… Continue reading A Six Pack of Peaks

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Jones Peak via Bailey Canyon

The heart of stones at the peak. Sadly, the wooden sign was gone. This morning, a Saturday with weather typical of Southern California's 'May gray,' proved to be the perfect time to attempt a new peak. At 3375 feet in elevation, Jones Peak is not the highest mountain in the San Gabriels, but it is… Continue reading Jones Peak via Bailey Canyon