Lake Dorothy

Our annual hiking trip found us in the Inyo National Forest again.  This year we are hiking behind Convict Lake and backpacking to Lake Dorothy.  We headed out Wednesday night following along the very familiar 395 highway.  We got to Bishop early enough to check in to the Bishop 395 Inn and make a quick stop at Schat’s Bakkery.  After a great nights sleep we … Continue reading Lake Dorothy

Three Sisters Falls – San Diego County

Three Sisters Falls is an out and back 4.1 mile trail in the Cleveland National Forest close to Julian.    We came in from Temecula, taking highway 79. Once you are about a mile away from Julian you will turn on a country road that will take you through some amazing ranches.  A couple more turns, and you end up on a dirt road.  At this … Continue reading Three Sisters Falls – San Diego County

Garnet Lake – 3 Day Backpacking Trip – July 22-24, 2021

This video showcases our three day backpacking trip to the back country in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the most beautiful country. Our first day we hiked to Garnet Lake from Agnew Meadows via the Shadow Lake trail. It was about 8 miles with about 3000 elevation gain. It was hard and I was totally out of shape. … Continue reading Garnet Lake – 3 Day Backpacking Trip – July 22-24, 2021

Duck Pass & Duck Lake, Mammoth CA ~ June 25th & 26th 2016

When we first started to plan this trip we were planning on going to Lake Dorothy above Convict Lake but at the last minute we changed our plans due to a message I got from a fellow Facebooker that the stream that we had to cross was now a raging river and completely impassable.  So we made a quick change and headed up to Duck Lake in … Continue reading Duck Pass & Duck Lake, Mammoth CA ~ June 25th & 26th 2016

Mt. Baden-Powell via Vincent Gulch ~ May 29th & May 30th 2016

  My trip started off with a knock on my brothers door on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.  I was unannounced and uncertain if he was even home.  He answered the door rubbing his eyes as though he was just waking up.  I was having none of that on Memorial Weekend.  He had no plans for the rest of the day or the next so I … Continue reading Mt. Baden-Powell via Vincent Gulch ~ May 29th & May 30th 2016

Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail- San Jacinto Mountains ~ May 15, 2016

The view from Tahquitz Peak in the San Jacinto Mountains was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The day started off cloudy while driving up the 74 to the small mountain town of Idyllwild, but as we got closer to the ranger station the clouds started to disappear and the sun began to shine through. The ranger station was just off the highway but wasn’t open yet.  They had a small station outside that allowed you … Continue reading Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail- San Jacinto Mountains ~ May 15, 2016

Mt Whitney Summit in 2 Days ~ July 20, 2013

Five people, two days, twenty two miles and over 6000 feet of climbing, Mt Whitney Conquered! Thursday morning two families set out to Lone Pine to put use all the months training by climbing Mt Baldy.  We headed out from Riverside around 8 am and made it to the Visitor Center right outside Lone Pine by 11:30.  The visitor center was well maintained and the … Continue reading Mt Whitney Summit in 2 Days ~ July 20, 2013

Training for Whitney in the Angeles National Forest ~ 2013

My family is one of those families that like to conquer things.  My dad has been the leading force behind our family conquests. From cycling centuries, hunting deer, racing a Trophy Truck in the Baja 1000, deep sea fishing in Alaska, flying an airplane to jumping out of one my dad has done more in his 58 years than a dozen people would do in their life time.  My … Continue reading Training for Whitney in the Angeles National Forest ~ 2013