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    over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

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    David Frederick reviewed Hondo Canyon: Backbone Trail

    over 6 years ago

    We did this hike today - it was mostly cloudy. There are some rock formations that are pretty cool, and it's a good workout. We saw a rabbit, several squirrels, and some birds.

    David Frederick reviewed Saddle Peak: Backbone Trail

    almost 7 years ago

    We did this hike Sunday, Dec 11th. It was cool, probably mid to upper 50s when we started at 8:30am and about 10 degrees warmer when we finished up a few hours later perfect hiking weather. While the elevation gain is about 1800 feet, its fairly gradual. There are a couple of spots on the first portion that are moderately steep, but other than that, the whole hike is pretty consistent. The trail is in great shape. We saw a couple of rabbits and some hummingbirds, but not much else in the way of wildlife. When crossing stunt road, which happens twice, its easy to lose the trail, as the trailhead doesnt begin directly across the road. Youll have to hike along the road for a bit to pick up the trail. Great views from the saddle and from the triangle formation just beyond the saddle.

    David Frederick reviewed Gabrielino/Switzer Falls Trail

    over 7 years ago

    This is a fantastic hike. It was just re-opened after a couple of years being closed due to the station fire. Most of the hike is well-covered. You can hike to the top of the falls without much elevation gain, though you do have to cross a stream several times. If you want to venture to the bottom of the falls, you can take a path that takes a series of switchbacks up, then down to the canyon at the bottom. Take a left and you'll shortly be at the bottom of the first falls. Pass these to the right, and continue on, crossing the stream several times and encountering a car (or some type of machine) from the early 1900s that is all rusted out. Continue on to a semi-circle that is the bottom of Switzer Falls. When we went (early June 2011), there was plenty of water, but it was really cold. It is a fantastic hike. There are a few Ponderosa Pines along the way - they look a bit like redwoods, but they smell like vanilla when you stick your nose between the thick, red bark and take a whiff. We'll definitely do this hike again. You can buy an adventure pass for $5 for parking within a 1/2 mile of the trailhead.

    David Frederick reviewed San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    over 7 years ago

    This is a great hike. Temps were in the mid to upper 60s, and the view at the top was amazing. It was a clear day, so we saw for miles in every direction. There were still some patches of snow just off the trail, and the stream is flowing well. You'll be exposed for a large portion of the hike, so lather on the sunscreen.

    David Frederick reviewed East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)

    over 7 years ago

    This is a long, but great hike. Plenty of stream crossings (we had to get wet) and you may see some prospectors mining for gold. They were doing a survey of fish in the river on the day we hiked and they told us that based on their results, the river is healthy. You can bungee jump at the bridge to nowhere or just have lunch and enjoy watching others do it. If you want a little more seclusion, cross the bridge and continue hiking up river. You will need a parking/adventure pass in order to park without getting a ticket.

    David Frederick completed Sam Merrill Trail

    over 7 years ago

    David Frederick reviewed Sam Merrill Trail

    over 7 years ago

    David Frederick completed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    over 7 years ago