Kagel Mountain via Dillon Divide offers a fantastic view of the Kagel Canyon below most of the way to the top. Finding a parking spot was easy on a weekday morning as expected. On that February morning, 2-3 people we ran into in the parking lot were there to hike the Dagger Flat Trail and
Although we didn’t explore new trails in 2022 as much as we had in the past, there are still a few we managed to add to our ever-growing list. I was looking for new moderate hikes to add to our guided hike list when I came across Hogador Canyon in Corona, CA. Hogador Canyon seemed
Our introduction to the Sand To Snow National Monument near Palm Springs was a pleasant one! Since we enjoyed exploring the Whitewater Canyon View Loop trail in springtime, I wanted to go back and explore more. So, when we stayed in Joshua Tree last October, we went back and hiked to Red Dome. This mostly
I love the desert in cooler months, so I was thrilled when I found out one of our close friends was planning a birthday bash for her fur baby in Joshua Tree last fall. Due to the photo schedule during September and October, I didn’t have much time to explore. I started to feel claustrophobic.
Mt Pinos is located in the Los Padres National Forest on the boundary between Ventura and Kern counties. At 8,847 feet, Mt Pinos is the highest point in Ventura County. This hike is near Frasier Park (74 miles northwest of Los Angeles). The drive to Mt Pinos from LA was pretty easy and nice. It
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
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