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    Chris Leschke added Round Valley Loop

    3 months ago

    Chris Leschke completed Round Valley Loop

    3 months ago

    Chris Leschke completed Carbon Canyon Nature Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Irvine Regional Park Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Indian Truck Trail [CLOSED]

    over 2 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Track - Feb 20 04:32 PM

    over 2 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Beeks Place via Skyline

    almost 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Skyline Drive

    almost 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke saved Big Tree Trail [CLOSED]

    about 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Crystal Lake Hike

    over 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Mary Lake Hike

    over 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Lake Mary Loop

    over 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Track - May 17 10:03 PM

    over 3 years ago

    Chris Leschke reviewed Arroyo Pescadero Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Nice short loop, wedged between several residential tract neighborhoods in the Puente Hills. It's pretty heavily traveled, but in spots down in the canyon, you can almost forget there are several major streets about a 10 minute walk away in any given direction. It's was a good walk for the dog.

    Chris Leschke added Arroyo Pescadero Loop

    almost 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke reviewed Shady Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Bommer Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke added Shady Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke completed Shady Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke reviewed San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    over 4 years ago

    This is a relatively long and strenuous hike. The trail is uneven and a lot of time is spent scrambling over rocks and boulders. The approach to the peak is also relatively exposed to direct sunlight so take care given the altitude. The scenery was gorgeous and the view from the peak was amazing. My only gripe was how crowded the trail was. We went during the week and were hoping it would be quiet. However there were quite a few large (and consequently loud and obnoxious) groups on the trail that you could hear long before you could see then. We also shared the whole time at the summit with multiple other groups who didn't value silently enjoying the views the same way we did. However, all in all worth it. I'm glad we did it.

    Chris Leschke added San Jacinto Peak Hike

    over 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke reviewed Powder Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    This trail connects to several other trails that can be done in various loops depending on how far (or not) you want to go. The trail runs through some open area in the Puente Hills, surrounded on all sides by the urban sprawl of the LA Basin. It's very heavily used, especially on weekends, so don't expect much peace and quiet and there aren't many places to sit and rest, but it's good for a little exercise or a half day outdoors.

    Chris Leschke added Powder Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Chris Leschke reviewed Black Star Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    We did this hike back to where the falls are. Don't expect much water unless you go after a period of sustained rain. Also, getting back there requires hiking up the stream bed and doing some serious climbing over rocks and boulders in several sections. All in all, it was a pretty cool and at times weird hike. Along the access road there was everything from old abandoned cars, to shacks which appear to be occupied by squatters and even peacocks. Yes, that's right, in one section of the trail there was a group of peafowl roaming around freely. It was definitely an interesting day. My biggest complaint is how heavily used the trail is. We ran into a group of people almost every 5-10 minutes along the way. If I wanted to spend the day with so many people I could have gone to a nearby park.