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    Patti Doyle completed Hanna Flat to Grays Peak

    12 days ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    about 1 month ago

    This hike was so pretty! We spread this trip to the peak up over three days. After coming up the tram, we lugged our water-heavy backpacks up to Round Valley Campground where we set up a home base.. After a peaceful night we woke up and headed to the peak with lighter day packs that we had included with our gear. The hike to the peak was a visual stunner. After reaching the emergency hut near the end, we quickly found where some scrambling skills were required. We scaled some decent sized boulders to get up to the top...a little tricky, but do-able. We got back to camp and rested up. We left the campground and headed for the tram on day three. If your new to backpacking or to mountain peaking...or like me, just a slower hiker, I recommend tackling this great mountain in easier pieces. There were plenty of people going straight up from the tram, so if your a faster hiker, you will definitely find yourself in good company that way too. A must do hike, the views west of MSJ as well as those over Palm Springs are big rewards for your efforts.

    Patti Doyle completed San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    about 1 month ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed Tin Mine Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Nice, easy trail that is shaded in most parts. Pretty oak trees line the way as you follow a thin creek.

    Patti Doyle completed Tin Mine Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Patti Doyle saved Mount Wilson Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed Mount Wilson Loop via Chantry Flats

    about 1 month ago

    I am writing this after my ibuprofen has had a chance to kick in the day after! I am an older, slower hiker but I peaked this mountain yesterday. It was challenging yet so rewarding. It became steep after Spruce Grove Campground. The shaded, foggy trail kept me cool...making the uphill trudge more bearable. I loved reaching the top and going to the lookout area immediately to the right when you summit. You will find the elevation/Mt. Wilson sign there. After that, a trip to the Cosmic Cafe for some tasty food is a well earned treat.
    I thought I got off trail on the way down. I would recommend getting the map at the little store at Chantry Flats. It includes the locations of all the campgrounds, call boxes, river crossings, etc. and can be helpful when your electronic devices don’t work.
    My phone tracked this hike as a 17.5 miler...but that includes my doubling back when I thought I had gone off the trail I was supposed to be on AND getting to my car parked a ways from the trailhead. If I can do it, you probably can too!

    Patti Doyle reviewed Sunset Peak Trail

    3 months ago

    This was a fairly easy trail that had a gentle uphill slope to the top. The service road narrows down a bit as you get closer to the top, but never so much that the trail seems precarious. The gravel and rocks on the path also increases as you approach the summit. We walked under shade for most of the walk and found some rocks to sit on and have lunch at the end. It made for a nice long walk that anyone could do. We went on a Friday and only encountered one other person. Maybe that number increases as sunset approaches.
    Note: If you are coming up Baldy Road, turn left at Glendora Ridge Road right before the Fire Station, go in about a mile until you see the yellow gate on the left.

    Patti Doyle completed Sunset Peak Trail

    3 months ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed Ladder Canyon Trail

    3 months ago

    This trail is a hiker’s playground. I loved it!

    Patti Doyle completed Ladder Canyon Trail

    3 months ago

    Patti Doyle saved Ladder Canyon Trail

    3 months ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

    3 months ago

    This trailhead was pretty easy to find. The path was straightforward, there wasn’t anywhere to get confused...all options had signage. It was a beautiful day and didn’t seem too crowded...at first. The number of people grew as the day progressed. There were a lot of runners to move over for and dogs on leashes...all nice things for a more social type of walk. If you are looking for solitude this might not be THAT hike, but if you need to practice for THAT hike, this one’s perfect. The hike had a gradual but steady incline...it wasn’t horrible. I enjoyed my day outside and the views over Los Angeles.

    Patti Doyle reviewed Blue Mountain Trail

    4 months ago

    I enjoyed this hike today and appreciated the good uphill workout. I had the hill to myself until two coyotes showed up. They ran off when they noticed me.
    It rained yesterday and has been pretty cold...but I was sweating and heated. Bring plenty of water no matter what time of year.

    Patti Doyle reviewed Blue Mountain Trail

    4 months ago

    Patti Doyle completed Blue Mountain Trail

    4 months ago

    Patti Doyle completed San Antonio Falls Trail

    4 months ago

    Patti Doyle completed Crafton Hills Trail Loop

    4 months ago

    Patti Doyle added Orange County Book

    5 months ago

    Patti Doyle reviewed Hulda Crooks Jedi Trail

    5 months ago

    This hike made it another beautiful day to be outside! I enjoyed this hike as we walked out to reach the saddle...seeing hawks, a coyote, rabbits, and plenty of crows. We took in the views up at the top, which I believe are of Reche Canyon, before going back into the canyon to walk back to the loop part of the trail. The return half of the loop took us out along the northern edge of the foothills where Mt. Baldy, Mt. San Gorgonio, and Mt. San Jacinto were all visible and gorgeous. My phone put this hike at 8.7 miles, but we walked around some other trails a bit too...probably it was closer to 7.9 or 8 miles in total.
    Use your app to track yourself, it’s pretty easy to select a trail that will take you somewhere else. Watch out for bikes and motorcycles...the riders are friendly but some corners are blind.
    I will be returning...it’s a nice hike for exercise!

    Patti Doyle completed Hulda Crooks Jedi Trail

    5 months ago

    Patti Doyle completed Multnomah Falls Trail

    5 months ago

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    Patti Doyle completed Windy Gap Trail

    5 months ago

    Patti Doyle saved Windy Gap Trail

    5 months ago