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

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 that article.  Now I have this long list of waterfalls, … Continue reading Fish Canyon Falls ~ April 23, 2016

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 all of it in, in just one day, really you … Continue reading Anza Borrego Desert State Park ~ April 9th-10th, 2016

Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 2016

My first trip to Mecca Hills Painted Canyon on Sunday 2/13/2016 was amazing.  I have never been to anything like this canyon before and didn’t know that this place existed so close to home. We started this trip like any other trip going out to the desert, super early! Taking the 10 freeway out from the IE to Indio first thing in the morning has a way … Continue reading Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 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