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Mt. San Gorgonio

As the sun started to rise in the east, it was time to get up. In order to get to the top of Mt. San Gorgonio by 10 AM we needed to leave by 6:30 AM. A quick breakfast and we were on our way.

Within about a half mile we had a view […]

Zion Riverwalk Trail

We started out our day heading towards Zion National Park. We decided to ride the shuttle bus from the visitors center up Zion Canyon. Janet had never been to Zion National Park. Our final destination on the bus was Temple of Sinawava where the Riverside Walk trail started.

The last time I was on […]

23 for 50 and 11499

Yesterday was my birthday and a birthday lunch was set up to celebrate. Janet and I met with Scott, Emily and Walter, Emily’s husband at Zacatecas for lunch. There was the obligatory centerpiece with the numbers 50 on it. I wore a necklace with 50’s on it as well. Lunch was good and Emily picked […]

San Gorgonio Mountain

This weekend Jacob and I went to the top of San Gorgonio Mountain. We started at the Fish Creek trailhead about 6 in the evening. To get to our camping spot for the night, we needed to hike in about 5 miles with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet. Of course, on our way […]

Dry Lake with Crew 6

This afternoon Jacob and I arrived back in Riverside after an overnight backpacking adventure. The adventure started Crew 6 at the trailhead for the South Fork Trail which leads into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. We started there with a group shot at about 4:30 PM

We then headed up the trail in a small […]

San Bernardino Trail

Today was another training hike for Philmont. Unfortunately, the only young man that could make it was Jacob. Emily was going to go as well, you know, for the exercise. We got a late start and left the house at 6:45 am. We were crunched for time because lunch was going to be at the […]

Un-Forsee-able Future

Jacob and I set out on an adventure with another troop in the area that is going to Philmont Scout Ranch the same week as we are. It was their maiden voyage of sorts, the first training backpacking trip for the group. We meet at the Forsee Creek Trail head in the where we began […]