My First Trip to Idaho

I got a chance to visit Idaho just outside of Boise this month and was amazed by the beauty of our country.  We hiked, fished, hunted and explored for 4 days and still weren’t able to do or see everything we wanted too.  The time we spent in the backcountry took my breath away.  Just this year I have been introduced to hunting and I am … Continue reading My First Trip to Idaho

Half of Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear ~ July 16, 2016

We headed up to Big Bear for a nice weekend away.  We came up Friday and drove past the trailhead of Castle Rock on our way to our hotel.  We had no plans for the weekend, we just figured we would play it by ear. We checked into our cute cottage of Cathy’s Cottages on the East side of town.  The cottage was comfortable and away … Continue reading Half of Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear ~ July 16, 2016

Big Horn Mine & Vincent’s Cabin ~ July 9, 2016

I got up to the trailhead about 8am.  The parking lot wasn’t crowded yet but there was plenty of cars there starting off the morning early.  The trailhead houses a few different trails, the most popular is the portion of the PCT going to the summit of Mt Baden Powell that my brother and I did Memorial Weekend.  Today I took the Big Horn Mine … Continue reading Big Horn Mine & Vincent’s Cabin ~ July 9, 2016

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

Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson Trail ~ April 30, 2016

It was a cloudy wet Saturday morning on April 30, 2016, it had just rained a few hours before I woke up so everything was damp but the rain had stopped and the forecast showed no more, but who can really trust the forecast in So Cal?  We were supposed to get an El Nino, but that never happened.   We had managed to round up four of us … Continue reading Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson Trail ~ April 30, 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