Category: San Gabriel Mountains

Strawberry Peak

I already shared how it went at the peak in my last post. But there was more to this hike than the misunderstanding we had. So here is the rest of the story with a complete hiking guide for the Strawberry Peak hike. At 6,165 ft (1,879 m), Strawberry Peak is a prominent landmark when you

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Mt Baden-Powell via Dawson Saddle

This hike begins from Dawson Saddle (Elev. 7,901 ft). Since I already covered the Dawson Saddle trail in one of my previous write-ups, I won’t repeat it here for our regular readers. If you’d like to know where to park and how to get to the trailhead, please refer to our Mt Hawkins & Throop Peak via

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during the summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected

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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 a 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

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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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Cucamonga Peak

October was a special month for me. I accomplished a few things from my Adventure Bucket List. Starting with my effort to get better with fear of heights. As I shared in my “Small Victory, Big Milestone” post, I hit a big milestone in my journey to overcome acrophobia. To be clear though, my goal isn’t to

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