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Kearsarge Pass

Kearsarge Pass

If I look back at all of the hiking I’ve done in my life, there are a just a few moments that stay on the surface of my memory. Moments where I’ve turned a bend in the trail or come up over a ridge and gained a view of such amazing beauty, I’m forever changed. […]

100Hikes: #47 – Solstice Canyon

100Hikes: #47 – Solstice Canyon

After inviting Shawnté and “The Mystery Hiker” on Hike #44, they returned the favor and invited me on a hike to a secluded watering hole in the Santa Monica Mountains. Along for the adventure was MaryEllen, who makes up half of the rock band, The Wardens. (Shawnté makes up the other half.) Yes, I would […]

100Hikes: #5 – Lower Arroyo Seco

On Wednesday morning, my friend Melanie joined me in Altadena for a hike up the Lower Arroyo Seco. We started at a trailhead at the end of West Altadena Drive. From there, we took the Gabrieleño Trail north, passed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as very smart people were arriving to work, and headed into […]

100Hikes: #4 – Mt Lowe Summit via Mt Wilson Road

100Hikes: #4 – Mt Lowe Summit via Mt Wilson Road

Sunday’s hike marks the first hike of my quest where a friend joined me. In fact, I don’t think I would have completed it without his subtle motivation. Nathan was one of the first of my outdoor-enthusiast friends to ask if he could join me on my journey to complete 100 hikes before the end […]

100Hikes: #3 – Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls

100Hikes: #3 – Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls

My third hike took me deep into the Angeles National Forest to a place where nature rules and humans gape. The trailhead of my third hike was located 24 miles up the Angeles Crest Highway, three miles shy of where the highway has been closed to through traffic. So really, this is just about as […]

100Hikes: #2 – Colby Canyon Trail

100Hikes: #2 – Colby Canyon Trail

Hike #2 was a spur-of-the moment hike. I heard it was going to be 100 degrees on the day of my second hike, so instead of hiking in the afternoon/evening, I woke up at a time most sane humans are sleeping and begun the hike at 6am. I decided to go with a trail I’ve […]

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