I usually try to reserve all of my posts on this website for hike logs. However, there are some major changes (but perhaps not so major?) underway and I wanted to update you all on them. I am moving to Carpinteria/Santa Barbara in a week and, well, PasadenaHiker.com would be somewhat misleading, given that I […]
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I got out to the West Fork last week and mountain biked the 7 mile paved trail up to Cogswell Reservoir. This trail is pretty easy for the first 6 miles and then ascends steeply towards a helipad. It can be hiked, biked, run, rollerbladed…whatever. The first mile is usually laden with tons of city […]
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I was able to get out and hike a big loop: from the Sturtevant parking lot (out of Chantry Flat) to the summit of Mount Wilson and then down the Winter Creek. My friend Jason and I got out around 7am. Immediately we noticed just how high the water levels were (VERY high!). I don’t […]
In lieu of the Iron Mountain hike, where things would have been better if we’d remembered to take a few things… I’ve decided to create a hiking checklist. As a disclaimer, I’d like to convey that this is from my own personal experience. If you need to add or subtract something, go for it. I […]
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Did a pretty tame but rewarding hike this morning with my friends Sara, Victor, Julie, Daniel, and other Julie. The hike itself is just over 4 miles with little incline until the return home, where you ascend a nice little semi-steep driveway to the parking lot/Chantry Flat. Conditions were wonderful – low 60’s, plenty of […]
Laura and I got engaged last week on November 18th on the PCT! We were just a few tenths of a mile up the PCT, just north of Inspiration Point Vista off of the Crest Highway. I dropped the question via an elaborate plot and she said YES! Lots of details, but here are a few pics. Hope you enjoy 🙂
My family is in town and has really never seen mountains up close – so I decided to take them and Laura for a drive. We drove through some pretty cloudy/foggy areas, but other areas were clear. anything over about 7k was clear. The temps ranged from about 48 degrees down to 43 degrees or so. No wind. Mt Wilson was foggiest and we couldn’t see more than 8 feet in front of the car. Laura got some cool shots of the Station Fire burn areas. Check out the pix below.
got out for a nice, leisurely hike today with my friend natalie. we did the standard route from icehouse canyon trailhead to the saddle via icehouse (not chapman trail). ’twas beautiful out – about 72 and sunny. If you haven’t done this trail before, I’d recommend it. Even if you’re not a huge hiker, doing just a mile of this trail is beautiful, especially with the autumn colors (see pictures). Otherwise, the distance is a hair over 7 miles or so with a gentle elevation gain throughout.
-springs are all cooking pretty well right now
-trail was crowded, but its still a peaceful place and most other hikers are way cool and respectful.
-ran into a ranger at the trailhead. he was cleaning out the stalls. one of the nicest, coolest rangers i’ve ever come across. it’s always fun to meet cool people.