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Baden-Powell: Night-Hike, 1

Backcountry hiking plays into the satisfaction I gain from completing things on schedule. I plan the meals, I plan the mileage, I plan the timing, and I love it when we hike into a campsite about when I thought we would. 1,246 more words

Backcountry Babies

Mill Creek Summit to Pacifico, Shard #2

Gentle reader, the snake spared him. We turned tail and headed back to the rest of the group, and by the time we’d reached the spot where the snake had reared up, it had slid back beneath a manzanita bush five feet from the trail. 981 more words

San Gabriels

Mill Creek Summit to Mt. Pacifico: Shard #1

Mill Creek Summit to Mt. Pacifico (San Gabriel Mountains; trailhead roughly 23 miles north of La Canada Flintridge on CA2 and N3).

One thing about hiking is that narratologically speaking it’s not really that interesting. 1,026 more words

Backcountry Babies

Digging in at Dagger Flat: National Trails Day in the San Gabriel Mountains

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel and Belinda Faustinos

Dagger Flat Trail

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel giving instructions

Dagger Flat Trail

Building steps to a resting spot

Working on the stairs… 39 more words

San Gabriel Mountains Forever

Lessons on the Mountain: Tears Conquer Fears

Have you ever looked back on the highlights of you life and think “yeah – that was a turning point for me”? In my experience, it was three years ago when I first started hiking. 747 more words


Hike to Mt. Lukens, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles

It was a cold, rainy, foggy morning.  I wasn’t even sure I was in LA.

It was quite early in the morning and therefore I was still delusional enough to make the 4-5 hour trek up to… 678 more words


Monuments Matter: The San Gabriels and Me

 By Brenda Kyle

On Friday October 10th, 2014 President Obama used the power vested to him via the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate  a portions of the Angeles National Forest as a National Monument.   681 more words

Personal Reflections