Tag: Angeles National Forest

Mt Baden-Powell via PCT

Best dog-friendly hikes in Southern California

This hike has been on my list since last year and with my sister’s wedding and all, I didn’t get to hit the trail much in May. The night before the hike, I kept waking up. I was too excited. At 9,406 feet, Mt Baden-Powell was going to be Xena and my highest peak to conquer

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Mt Waterman & Cooper Canyon Falls

Best dog-friendly hikes in Southern California

I’ve been wanting to hike Cooper Canyon Falls for a while but the hike being only 3 miles, I couldn’t justify 3 hours of driving. Then I found out that our friends Mikako and Gin haven’t hiked Mt Waterman. Since they are next to each other, we decided to tackle both on the same day

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San Gabriel Peak via Eaton Saddle

There are two locations where you can start this hike. One is from the trailhead near the Red Box Picnic Area (Bill Riley Trailhead) and the other is from Eaton Saddle. Well, I thought I started from the Bill Riley Trailhead because that’s what I planned on doing when I left the house that morning. So

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New Favorite! Mt Islip

Xena was a grump that morning. She is not a morning dog so when I rush to get ready super early in the morning when it’s still dark outside, she is usually grumpy. That grumpy face dissipated though when we arrived at the Islip Saddle parking lot little after 7 am. Then she was super

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Vetter Mountain and Mt Mooney

We got on the road super early that morning to meet up with a friend at the Charlton Flats Picnic area parking lot before the sunrise. It was the last weekend before the daylight time savings ends. After that, we would have to wake up even earlier to see the sunrise so this was our last

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Sunset Peak via Fire Road

There are two trailheads off Glendora Ridge Road for this hike. If you enter “Sunset Peak Trail” into the google map, it will take you to the first trailhead located across from Cow Canyon Saddle. If you start from here, the total distance is slightly shorter with a more steep incline. This hike begins from the

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