Tag: adventure

Three Lakes in Three Days

McLeod Lake

Before I share the hikes, I want to tell you a story. I have a very close girlfriend who is more like a sister. I will call her Liz. We’ve been friends for over 15 years. Sadly, Liz was attacked by a dog when she was a child. Due to her childhood trauma, she’s been

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Sunset Peak in Mt Baldy

Sunset Peak in Mt Baldy

There are a few ways to summit Sunset Peak in Mt Baldy. This route is slightly shorter but more challenging (and fun!) than the fire road route. It is also the route I offer through my guided hikes. If you are interested in a moderate route, please refer to this post instead as the route

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Whitewater Canyon View Loop

Some hikes are fun. Some hikes are challenging. Some hikes are just peaceful. And then, some hikes awake you. This hike was one of those. This trail is located in Whitewater Preserve in Sand to Snow National Monument. Whitewater Preserve is located 103 miles east of Los Angeles and 16 miles west of Palm Springs.

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Santa Paula Punch Bowls

Hiking Girl with Dog

This popular hike is near Santa Paula, CA. It begins from the Santa Paula Canyon Trailhead, and half the hike is in Los Padres National Forest. National Forest Boundary Line starts 1.5 miles from the trailhead. You don’t need a permit to park or hike to Santa Paula Punch Bowls. The parking lot at the trailhead

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Camping in Lake Arrowhead

Camping with Dogs

I booked two nights for a double site even though we planed to share a tent so we can have more space. We camped mid-week so the campground was only 1/3 full if that. I like it that way. It was quiet and peaceful. Not sure if this happens to everyone, but every time I

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Bear Flat via Bear Canyon Trail

Adventure Dog

This hike is located in Mount Baldy, CA. Hiker parking spots are available by the Mt Baldy Visitor Center near the trailhead. There are limited spots and parking can be challenging on the weekends so go early or go on a weekday if your schedule is flexible. You need to pick up an Adventure Pass

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