Castle Rock & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles Rock Climbing Big Bear, Ca

We were lucky enough to spend a weekend away with Reggie, Courtney and Killian at the Sullivan cabin in Big Bear. We were able to setup a few top ropes on Castle Rock and Holcomb Valley Pinnacles. This was the first time Reggie and I setup the top ropes with all our own knots and…

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Mt. Baldy – Hike from lift to peak (Mount San Antonio)

Father’s day was a nice treat with Palmer and I getting a hall pass to hit the trail at Mt. Baldy at 10,068ft! This is a super cool trail that follows a narrow spine to the peak Mount San Antonio a.k.a. “old baldy”. It is names so because the peak loses trees somewhere around 9,000ft…

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San Juan Trail to Sugarloaf Peak Hike

At the last minute we decided to hike out and tackle Sugarloaf Peak. It’s only about 3300ft up and the trail starts at about 1,000ft. There are switchbacks and it’s got some deep ruts. The trail itself is a nice route, steady uphill but not too steep. The biggest danger out here is rattlesnakes and mountain…

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Turtlehead Peak & Turtlehead Jr. – Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Erin and I were able to slip out of the O.C. for a quick trip out to Las Vegas at the end of December. Diane was willing to watch Zephyr for a few days (Thank you!). We decided to head out to Vegas and hit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This is one…

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Caspers Wilderness Park – Hiking the East Ridge > Oso > Juaneno Trail Loop

I hadn’t been out to Caspers Park in over a decade when we decided to take a quick day trip out on the Oso Loop. We were aiming for 9 miles but ended up hiking over 12.5. The ideal time to visit is in the Spring when the wildflowers are blooming, we went in December….

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Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park – Hiking the Edge of Suburbia

Hi, this is Chris. Sometimes I just need to get out of my house…my head…put a little dirt under my feet…a little sweat…and a little trail chatter with my wife and 2 year old. I grew up in Suburbia…sometimes I need to hike to the edge of it…and take a deep breath. Have you heard…

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That’s a Wrap! – End of Trip Fun Facts

  It was inevitable, I suppose. Being so close to home on the west coast, we just couldn’t help ourselves. The thought of seeing our friends and family was greater than our desire to visit our last remaining destinations on our nine month long adventure around the US.  The places we had yet to visit…

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