Category: Los Angeles

Mt Hawkins & Throop Peak via Dawson Saddle

Throop Peak is named after Amos G. Throop, the founder of Throop University in 1891. Today it’s known as the California Institute of Technology. To get to Dawson Saddle (Elev. 7,901 ft), click on the link below and get the directions from the Google map.  Dawson Saddle is clearly marked. You will have to cross the

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Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon

Josephine Peak is one of our favorite hikes in the Angeles National Forest. Back in January, we hiked here with a few friends to celebrate Xena’s 6th birthday. There are couple ways to hike to Josephine Peak. This hiking guide is for the Colby Canyon route. We parked in the small dirt lot at the trailhead and hung

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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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Birthday Hike

My baby turned 6 exactly a week go! I took a day off from work so we can celebrate it with our friends in the mountains. We hiked to one of our favorite peaks in the Angeles National Forest. Josephine Peak. We tried a new route from the Colby Canyon trailhead and loved it! This is

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