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    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Henninger Flats Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Great site for a beginner backpacking trip. There is no water at the campground, so come prepared. We hiked up at night with an almost full moon and did not need our flashlights until we arrived at the campground. Strongly recommend going up Friday night if you plan on camping, as you will get better campgrounds. Also, strongly recommend being dropped off and picked up, as parking is in a residential neighborhood and might be at a premium. No open fires on CG, but you can burn wood in the provided stoves.

    Great views of the city below.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Henninger Flats Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake Trail

    4 months ago

    My first Sierra backpacking trip with a Boy Scout group. The hike is quite strenuous, and the elevation makes it more so. The views are amazing, and the fishing is quite good (I didn't fish, but most of the other hikers did).

    There is plenty of water, but make sure you bring a way to purify it.

    Also, bring a mosquito net, as they are EVERYWHERE. Worst of all, they did not seem to get the memo that you should not bite someone who wears bug repellent. If anything, it seemed to attract them even more!

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail

    9 months ago

    Great beginner hike for Boy Scouts, as it counts as a "mini peak" if you climb Lost Horse Mountain, which is inside the loop. Strongly recommend getting there very early. We did the loop "counter clockwise", which worked well for us as you get some amazing views this way.

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Mount Lowe Campground Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great campground for a beginner's backpack trip. There is a spring fed water tank above the campground (above the rock wall) which usually has water. Vault toilets and fire rings provided. Inspiration point makes for a nice side trip if you're staying in the campground

    Angel DeSevilla completed Mount Lowe Campground Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Mt. Baldy via Devil's Backbone Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This is a TOUGH HIKE! Don't believe anybody who says otherwise! Took a Boy Scout troop, we started and ended from the Ski Lift parking lot, which cuts the distance to about 10 miles total. However, you have to pay $5 for parking here. We hiked up some of the ski trails, which I don't recommend since there are lots of loose rocks.

    The Devil's Backbone portion is not too hard, but can be treacherous if you're not paying attention. The final approach is an absolute BEAR. Unfortunately, there was some haze so we could not enjoy great views.

    We felt quite accomplished after this feat. DON'T do this hike unless you have significant experience hiking at elevation. Bring at least 96 ounces of water per person.

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Great family trail. Lots of deer along the trail, and they are not scared of humans at all! Clean bathrooms near trailhead. It was not crowded early November.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Great views of the fall. Bathrooms at trailhead were smelly, but had lights. Careful with slippery rocks at the vista point.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla completed Little Jimmy Springs

    about 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Mt. Lowe via Eaton Saddle

    over 2 years ago

    Did this trail as a "Family Hike" with the Boy Scout troop and it was well received all around. Make sure you have an Adventure Pass to park at the trailhead. Closest bathrooms are at the Red Box turn, so plan accordingly. Benches at the top make a great place to take in the views and have a snack.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Mount Lowe via Eaton Saddle

    over 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Windy Gap Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Hiked portions of this trail for a backpacking trip to Little Jimmy with a Boy Scout troop. Trail was mostly shaded in the morning, and the views from the peak were amazing. Definitely stop by and get some spring water from the Little Jimmy spring, it's delicious!

    The trail was a bit tough with a full pack, but a great time was had all around.

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Chilao to Mt. Hillyer via Horse Flats Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Did this hike with our Boy Scout troop as a family hike. The boys loved climbing on the rock formations along the trail. It was a bit cold, but overall a great day for a hike.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Josephine Peak Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Sycamore Canyon

    over 2 years ago

    Great "starter hike" for testing gear and young kids. Whittier Audubon hosts bird walks here on a regular basis as well. Note: no bikes or dogs allowed on this trail.

    Angel DeSevilla completed Sycamore Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Josephine Peak

    over 2 years ago

    We did this hike with our Boy Scout troop as part of our Mini Peak Bagger series. The wide fire road makes this a great hike for youth, although it might be too strenuous for kids under 10. The trail is mostly exposed, with little shade. At the top of the peak you will be able to sit next to the antennas and communication gear. Great views of Strawberry Peak and surrounding areas.

    Park near Clear Creek station, make sure you have an Adventure pass. There are no bathroom facilities on the trail, so you might want to go at Clear Creek before you start your hike. The wide fire road is also great for mountain biking.

    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

    over 2 years ago

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla updated Josephine Peak

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    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Switzer Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla completed Switzer Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Strawberry Peak Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Hiked the peak from Red Box with our Boy Scout troop. Hike to the saddle west of Lawlor is relatively easy, but that's when the fun starts. Trail climbs significantly during the last mile, and there are lots of yucca plants ready to poke your legs at every turn. Definitely bring a lunch! We went on an overcast day, so couldn't enjoy the views. Hiking staff recommended.

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Sunset Peak Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla completed Sunset Peak Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Angel DeSevilla reviewed Mount Lukens via Stone Canyon

    over 3 years ago

    This hike was tougher than we imagined. We went with a Boy Scout troop as part of our "Mini Peak Bagger" program and had a lot of difficulties along the trail. If you go with Boy Scouts, make sure this is not their very first hike, as it will likely discourage them from future outings.

    Most of the trail is very narrow and very close to the edge, so watch your step carefully. A hiking stick is highly recommended.

    At the trailhead to Stone Canyon, make sure you take the rightmost trail (under the power lines), otherwise you will walk a while before realizing you have to cross the creek.

    Outstanding views. NOT for inexperienced hikers.