Hiking Mount Baldy: Tips for a Successful Summit

Tips for Hiking Mount Baldy Hiking Mount Baldy is a strenuous and wonderful experience. Over the years, I have seen the crowds grow substantially for those looking to hike Mount Baldy. I think it’s great that more people are getting … Continued

San Gabriel Mountains: Hiking Mount Islip

Hiking the San Gabriel Mountains Mount Islip is a great option for hiking the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California. Lesser known than some of its cousin mountains, you can generally avoid the large crowds and enjoy a beautiful hike! … Continued

8 Tips for Backpacking Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 states. At 14,505 feet, it stands in the Sierra Nevada mountain range right West of the small town of Lone Pine, California. Here are some tips to make sure your trip is absolutely amazing!

Backpacking Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

We started day 1 of our Mount Whitney backpacking trip towards New Army Pass (note, you can also take Cottonwood Pass – both will get you to the same place). The camping area we wanted by Lower Soldier Lake was supposedly just on the other side of the pass, and we were ready to go (HA! Idiots.)! There were some thunderclouds in the distance so we all discussed procedures if a storm came through (span out, get low, don’t be the highest point in your area, etc.) and away we went!

San Gabriel Mountains: Hiking the Mount Baldy Trail

Hiking the Mount Baldy Trail in California Hiking the Mount Baldy trail is beautiful and challenging – it’s one of my favorites in all of Southern California. Every time I go, I’m blown away by how challenging it is, and … Continued

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