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    Lucky Strike saved Mammoth Pass Trail

    2 months ago

    Lucky Strike saved Bishop Pass Trail

    2 months ago

    Lucky Strike saved Suicide Rock Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Lucky Strike saved Lost Palms Oasis

    about 1 year ago

    Lucky Strike reviewed Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake

    about 1 year ago

    Stunning ridge line views. The best section of the PCT I've ever hiked. If you want to know the best day hike on the PCT, this is it!

    Lucky Strike completed Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake

    about 1 year ago

    Lucky Strike reviewed Boucher Trail and Scott's Cabin Loop

    over 1 year ago

    We just did this loop June 4th, 2017. Boucher Lookout has spectacular views, and normally the ridge line views along the Adams trail are quite beautiful. I've done this exact loop before and my last trip in February I gave it four stars. However, the Adams trail needs some serious TLC. As of June, 2017 it is severely overgrown, almost impassable in numerous places. At several times we had to crawl on our hands and knees, even stomachs, and climb over/under (mostly through) bushes and dead trees. I'm not a novice hiker by any means. I truly love hiking. But, until this trail gets cleared up, I'd recommend spending your time doing a better trail elsewhere. Ideally Palomar State Park officials should close the Adams trail until it is cleared up, so other souls don't have to suffer through the misery we endured today.

    However, if you like hiking off trail, bushwhacking, groveling in dirt and sticky bramble bushes, tripping over root stumps, crawling over and under burned out trees, and loads upon loads of bugs, then this is a terrific trail for you. It would also make a great date hike if you have a girl/ guy you really want to break up with. This trail would do the trick for sure. In that case, I would give this trail five stars.

    Buen Camino,

    KV Adventures

    Lucky Strike reviewed Lost Palms Oasis

    over 1 year ago

    A must see for the quintessential Joshua Tree experience. The trail is well marked but very exposed. So, bring plenty of hydration (water, electrolytes) and sun protection (hat, umbrella would be nice too). I hiked this in late Winter and temps still hit 90. The trail has three small passes that offer stunning views of Mt. San Jacinto and the Salton Sea. The end of the trail has a pretty steep descent into the Lost Palms Oasis. Take your time and you'll do just fine. Camp at the Cottonwood campgrounds if you can. The night skies are just as beautiful as the Joshua Tree landscape.

    Below is a short video of my camp at Cottonwood and the hike to Lost Palms Oasis:

    https://vimeo.com/208777951

    Lucky Strike completed Lost Palms Oasis

    over 1 year ago

    Lucky Strike completed Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Lucky Strike reviewed Torrey Pines State Reserve Trail

    over 1 year ago

    One of my all time favorite hikes anywhere, in any weather, in any season.