Category Archives: Hikes

A visit to the Federal Pupfish Penitentiary

a.k.a. Devil’s Hole, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. I visited here on my Thanksgiving weekend trip to Death Valley.

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Lytle Creek hike, San Bernardino National Forest

A new way for me up into the San Gabriels. I got a late start, so thoughts of Cucamonga Peak were quickly dismissed, and I settled for Commanche Camp at just under 6,000′. test
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Mt. San Antonio, record time, record sore

Last Sunday I snuck away and climbed San Antonio for the first time this year. Only tiny patches of snow near the summit and clinging to north slopes. It was cool and breezy and the top, lots of hazy sun. … Continue reading

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Mt. San Antonio

Back up Baldy again. This trip was about 1:40 to the ski hut, half an hour taking pictures, then about 1:15 to the summit. Tons of people on top: It was almost 80 degrees on top. Down via the Devil’s … Continue reading

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White Mountains (the other ones) & Sierras

Memorial Day weekend. I drove up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, high up in the White Mountains on Sunday and stayed in the sweetest little Forest Service campground, Grandview. No fee (donations accepted), no water, few people, great views, … Continue reading

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Mt. Pinos

Last weekend, Super Bowl Sunday, I got out for a short hike to counteract three poisonous hours on the sofa with the tube on eating chips later in the day. I hiked up the Lost Creek trail in the San … Continue reading

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Baldy Ski Hut

This was Dad’s first hike since his August accident. We hiked from Manker Flats to the ski hut at 8200′ on a clear, warm beautiful December day, New Year’s Eve, in fact.

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Baldy, finally

This weekend was the charm. Hiking Saturday, Dec. 10th., with new friend Dan, we left the Manker Flats Campground (at 6,160 ft., a much higher trailhead than that of my attempt last weekend) at 8:50, arriving at the San Antonio … Continue reading

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Mt. San Antonio

I’ve been thinking that any day now, Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) is going to be covered in snow for the rest of the winter and I won’t be able to climb it. I put off attempts lasts weekend (for variations … Continue reading

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White Mountains weekend

Saturday morning I headed up 93 to the White Mountains. The White Mountain trails are not known for switchbacks, so I ‘profened up the knees considerably in preparation. On the trail by 10:40, it took me two hours exactly to … Continue reading

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