Tag: National Forest

Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham & Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Saddle: Angeles National Forest

Most people who climb Mt. Baden Powell will start from the Vincent Gap style, we decided to go a different route and allow summits to a couple more peaks in the area.  We didn’t decide to do Baden Powell until we got to Mt.… Continue Reading “Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham & Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Saddle: Angeles National Forest”

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Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest

**Originally hiked: October 18, 2018** Trail Data Mileage: 9.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Location: Angeles National Forest Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: Moderate What to Expect in this Guide Aside from the road being closed to the trailhead we planned on doing, we ended up… Continue Reading “Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest”

Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest

Most people who climb Mt. Baldy go via the Ski Hut Route and do not know that there are a few different ways up to Mt. Baldy, this one being the shorter way up, but not easier. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type Angeles National Forest 8.2 miles… Continue Reading “Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest”

John Muir Trail: Why We Opted Out of Doing the JMT!

It’s taken me a while to write this, because I’ve been in a funk since we decided to postpone doing the John Muir Trail this year. If you are just tuning in, this March I was awarded permits to do the John Muir Trail, a… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: Why We Opted Out of Doing the JMT!”

Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness

First day we ascended 1 mile vertical; make sure you train before doing this. The trail is in the San Gorgonio Wilderness; the area is a rare treasure only 75 miles away from congested Los Angeles. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type San Gorgonio Wilderness… Continue Reading “Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness”

Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest

There’s many different trails around this area, we opted to take a loop around to hit the top . I’m very fond of loop hikes and this was quite lovely with the fresh coat of snow on the ground. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type… Continue Reading “Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest”

Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 15.2 Type: Out and back Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 4200 feet Recommended: lots of water, start early To get to the trailhead: From Los Angeles go East on 210. Exit on Santa Anita Rd. and head north by making a… Continue Reading “Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats – Angeles National Forest”

Seeley Creek Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 1.4 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: Easy Directions: From the 210 freeway, take exit 76 (Waterman Ave). Drive north on Waterman Ave. After 2 miles this becomes Highway 18 (Rim of the World Highway). At about 11… Continue Reading “Seeley Creek Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”

Woodland Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Water After a half day of snowboarding, it was too hot to keep going, so we instead went for a short hike with nice views of Big Bear Lake. There was only a… Continue Reading “Woodland Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”