Category: Inland Empire

Sitton Peak via Bear Canyon Loop

Hurtta Torrent Coat

I parked in the parking lot across Ortega Oaks Candy Store. The candy store sells the Adventure Pass if you forget yours. The Bear Canyon trailhead is on the south side of the store. There is a big sign for it. You can’t miss it. Soon we came to the San Mateo Wilderness information board

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Tahquitz Peak Lookout

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles.Β  Tahquitz Peak has been on my list for 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 beΒ closed for weeks during winter due to an

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Grays Peak in Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin is 95 miles east of Los Angeles. The trailhead is located in Fawnskin (north of Big Bear Lake) across from Grout Bay Picnic Area. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking when we arrived.Β I was nicely surprised by a flush toilet! Those things are hard to come by when your

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Hiking with Dogs in Big Bear Lake

dog friendly hikes in big bear lake

Initially, I drove up to Big Bear Lake to hike Gray’s Peak that Sunday morning. But when I got there, I found a note at the trailhead saying that it’s closed until 6/16/17 for bald eagle habitat. Hmm, ok, then. Luckily, Big Bear Lake is dog-friendly and has many trails that Xena is allowed. The

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