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…

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…

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…

Sturtevant Falls ~ May 28th 2016

I have been dying to get my daughter out hiking with me, but I have not been able to yet. She was born with a rare syndrome call Focal Dermal Hypoplasia also known as Goltz Syndrome.   She has few disabilities one of which she has a hard time walking long distances.  Since I love to…

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…

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…

Fish Canyon Falls ~ April 23, 2016

Update: As of June 2016 this trail has been closed until further notice due to the 2016 Fish Fire I have become a social media hoarder of all things hiking on Facebook. So when I saw the link to an article 10 Waterfalls In Southern California I immediately opened up my bucketlist and jolted down every waterfall in…

Anza Borrego Desert State Park ~ April 9th-10th, 2016

After doing the Ladder Canyon we wanted to do something similar and heard that there were some canyons out in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park that were the same.  Doing some research we discovered that the Anza Borrego Park was huge with a lot of Points of Interest.  There was no way to fit…

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…

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…