Category: Location

Tahquitz Peak Lookout

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles.  Tahquitz Peak has been on my list over a year. I was determined to climb this peak this winter while it’s still cool. Some parts of the trail are narrow near the peak and the trail can be closed for weeks during winter due to an icy/windy

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Sandstone Peak

At 3,111 feet, Sandstone Peak is the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. Last time we tried this hike back in May of 2015, it was too warm and too crowded for our liking. We completed the loop but opted out from summiting the peak. Xena struggled with the heat and I didn’t want

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Camping and Hiking at Calf Creek

This is the last portion of our Utah adventure.  …Continuing from our last post. After spending a few days by ourselves in Kanab, we were supposed to meet up with Jen and the boys again at Calf Creek. I hadn’t been able to reach her via text but I knew she was camping so I figured she didn’t have

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