Hiking journal of my hikes completed in 2014 (2013 Hiking Journal)
Miles hiked in 2014: 430.1 with 106,377′ gain.
Miles hiked in Angeles Forest in 2014: 374.8 with 98,782′ gain.
Hike #059 on December 26. Solo hike largely x-country from the PCT at mile marker 54.10, partly along an old un-maintained dirt road and then a scramble to an un-named ridge to an un-named peak described in 106 Tops in Angeles Forest pg. 120. Stats: 3 miles, 665′ gain and loss.
Hike #058 on December 14. I snowshoed the Mt. Waterman Trail to Mt. Waterman with Etienne (part way). Stats: 6 miles, 1250′ gain.
Hike #057 on December 7. Solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (a.k.a. Silver Moccasin Trail) between Three Points and Cloudburst Summit and then up to Winston Peak. Stats: 11.4 miles, 1977′ gain.
#056 on December 6. Solo Hike from Red Box to Strawberry Meadown (at the end of the meadow when the trail turns north and heads up). Stats: 9 miles, 1500′ gain.
#055 on November 21. Solo hike from Eaton Saddle to Brown Mountain. Stats: 8.2 miles, 2180′ gain.
#054 on November 16. Hiked from Red Box to Strawberry Peak with Etienne. Stats: 7 miles, 1845′ gain.
Hike #053 on November 14. Solo hike of the Silver Moccasin Trail from Little Pines Loop to the Mt. Hillyer Trail to Mt. Hillyer. Stats: 8.2 miles, 1265′ gain.
Hike #052 on November 2. Solo hike in snow on the Pacific Crest Trail between Vincent Gap and Mt. Baden-Powell. Stats: 7.6 miles, 2814′ gain. Post: Snow Hiking In Los Angeles: Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell
Hike #051 on October 25. Solo hike to Mt. Lewis and Throop Peak. Stats: 5.2 miles, 1728′ gain. Post: Mt. Lewis Is A Small Treasure Hidden In Plain Sight.
Hike #050 on October 9. Solo hike from Cloudburst Summit Trailhead, South Use Trail up to Winston Peak. From Winston Peak, North Use Trail down to Pacific Crest Trail and around Bump 6903 via the South Use Trail and then follow Winston Ridge Use Trail to Winston Ridge and about .1 miles beyond to rock outcrop round trip. Come back using the North Use Trail to get around Bump 6903 and take the Pacific Crest Trail back to Cloudburst Summit. Stats: 5 miles, 1545′ gain.
Hike #049 on August 29. Oso Flaco Lake Trail with an extension to Oso Flaco Creek at the beach with Debbie. Stats: 2.4 miles, 25′ gain. (Hike #98 in Stone 2009).
Hike #048 on August 28. Elephant Seal Boardwalk and Trail off Highway 1 at Point Piedras Blancas (north of Hearst Castle) with Debbie. Stats: 0.5 miles, 30′ gain.
Hike #047 on August 28. Loop crossing some or all of the South Shore, Lace Lichen, Carmelo Meadow, Granite Point, North Shore, and Sand Hill Trails with lunch at Whaler’s Cove with Debbie. Stats: 2.6 miles, 270′ gain. (part of hikes #3, #5, #6, and #7 in Stone 2003).
Hike #046 on August 28. Pigeon Point Light Station grounds and beach around Prisoner Rock with Debbie. Stats: .5 miles, 20′ gain.
Hike #045 on August 25. Limantour Spit Trail (including beach walk to the end of the spit) with Debbie. Stats: 5.6 miles, 80′ gain. (Hike #G9, Martin and Martin 2006).
Hike #044 on August 25. Chimney Rock Trail with Debbie. Stats: 1.8 miles, 100′ gain. (Hike #G13, Martin and Martin 2006).
Hike #043 on August 25. Partial hike of Bull Point Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore. Inadvertently got on wrong side of Creamery Bay and decided not to continue after returning to the point of making our wrong turn with Debbie. Stats: 2.5 miles, 100′ gain. (Hike #H11, Martin and Martin 2006).
Hike #042 on August 24. Abbotts Lagoon plus about .1 miles toward the beach at Point Reyes National Sea Shore with Debbie. Stats: 2.4 miles, 80′ gain. (Hike #G16, Martin and Martin 2006).
Hike #041 on August 24. Bird Walk Trail and Cheney Bridge Trail extension at Doran Park Marsh with Debbie. Stats: 1.15 miles, 25′ gain. (Hike #36, Stone: 2007).
Hike #040 on August 24. Goat Rock Beach to Harbor Seal Nursery, Sonoma Coast State Beach with Debbie. Stats: 0.75 miles, 50′ gain. (Hike #30, Stone: 2007)
Hike #039 on August 23. Big Hendy Loop, Hendy Woods State Park with Debbie. Stats: 1.4 miles, 50′ gain. (Trail #1, White 2014)
Hike #038 on August 22. Montgomery Woods Trail in Montgomery Woods State Natural Area with Debbie. Stats: 1.5 miles, 225′ gain. (Trail #2, White 2014)
Hike #037 on August 22. North Trail, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse with Debbie. Stats: 2.3 miles, 150′ gain. (Trail #9, White 2014)
Hike #036 on August 21. Founder’s Grove and Mahan Loop Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park with Debbie. Stats: 1.3 miles, 20′ gain. (Trail #19, White 2014).
Hike #035 on August 20. Solo hike of the Emerald Ridge Loop–including hiking along Redwood Creek, Tall Trees Grove, and the Tall Trees Trail–in Redwood National Forest. Stats: 5.2 miles, 700′ gain. (Trail #36, White 2014). Post: Combination Lock Access To Towering Redwoods. Photos: Emerald Ridge Trail, Redwood Creek, Tall Trees Grove and Trail.
Hike #034 on June 29. Day two of backpacking trip. I hiked from Pallett Mountain to Buckhorn Campground with Etienne. Stats: 5.6 miles, 1130′ gain, 2420′ loss.
Hike #033 on June 28. Day one of backpacking trip. I hiked from Islip Saddle to Pallett Mountain with Etienne. Stats: 4.5 miles, 2484′ gain, 1394′ loss.
Hike #032 on June 23. Day two of backpacking trip. We hiked from Little Jimmy to the South Saddle of Middle Mt. Hawkins, took the ridge to the summit, followed the use trail on the north ridge back to the Hawkins Ridge Trail and went back to Little Jimmy to pack up our tents etc, and finally went back down to Islip Saddle. Stats: 7.7 Miles, 1,655′ gain, 2,435′ loss.
Hike #031 on June 22. Day one of backpacking trip. I hiked to Little Jimmy with Etienne and Lorenzo and set up camp. We then hiked up to Mt. Islip to watch the sunset. We hiked back down to Little Jimmy via headlamp. Stats: 4.5 miles, 1580′ gain, 800′ loss.
Hike #030 on June 19. Methuselah Walk, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Car-camped the night before at Grandview Campground with Sarah. Stats: 4 miles, 800′ gain. Post: Camping And Walking Among The Ancients
Hike #029 on June 12. Burkhart Trail to Pallett Mountain with Tim. Stats: 11.6 miles, 3,550′ gain.
Hike #028 on June 7. The Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to all three bumps on Mt. Williamson with Etienne. Stats: 5 miles, 1800′ gain.
Hike #027 on May 31. Day two of backpacking trip. Lorenzo and I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Little Jimmy to Throop Peak and back, packed up our tents, and hiked back down to Islip Saddle. Stats: 9.1 miles, 1688′ gain, 2468′ loss. Post: Mountain Mornings
Hike #026 on May 30. Day one of backpacking trip. I solo hiked to Little Jimmy. Lorenzo met me there and we hiked up to Mt. Islip to watch the sunset/moonrise. We hiked back down to Little Jimmy via headlamp. Stats: 4.5 miles, 1580′ gain, 800′ loss. Post: Mountain Mornings
Hike #025 on May 25. Pacific Crest Trail from Islip Saddle to Windy Gap, Islip Ridge Trail to Mt. Islip, Mt. Islip Trail to Little Jimmy, Pacific Crest Trail to Islip Saddle with Tim and Lorenzo. Stats: 6.6 miles, 1,890′ gain.
Hike #024 on May 4. Mt. Waterman Trail to the summit with Etienne, Lorenzo, and Tim. Stats: 6 miles, 1,250′ gain.
Hike #023 on May 3. Day two of backpacking trip. Limber Pine Bench to Angelus Oaks with Scott. Stats: 5.9 miles, 3,400′ loss.
Hike #022 on May 2. Day one of backpacking trip. Angelus Oaks to Limber Pine Springs and back down to Limber Pine Bench with Scott. Stats: 6.1 miles, 3,520′ gain, 120′ loss.
Hike #021 on April 27. Hike the Silver Moccasin Trail and Mt. Hillyer Trail from Chilao Flat to Mt. Hillyer with Tim, Jennifer, Dave, and Ian. Stats: 6.2 miles, 944′ gain.
Hike #020 on April 25. Solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Three Points to Mt. Pacifico. Stats: 21.6 miles, 3,100′ gain.
Hike #019 on April 20. Solo hike to Timber Mountain going up Icehouse Canyon and down the Chapman Trail. Stats: 10.7 miles, 3,343′ gain.
Hike #018 on April 17. Solo hike from the Cobb Estate to Mt. Deception, Mt. Disappointment, and San Gabriel Peak. I went up Castle Canyon and the East Mt. Lowe Trail and took the shortcut down the Lower San Gabriel Peak trail to the road to get to Mt. Disappointment. On the way back to the Cobb Estate, I took the Middle Sam Merrill Trail. Stats: 19 miles, 5,425′ gain.
Hike #017 on April 13. We (Etienne and I) hiked the Dawson Saddle Trail in icy snow the last 1/4 mile (using micro spikes) to the PCT, took the PCT (with a side trip to Mt. Burnham) to Mt. Baden-Powell using the ridge trail at the end to avoid the snow on the PCT. We returned the same way except we went to Throop Peak and down the ridge trail to meet up with the Dawson Saddle Trail to avoid the Icy Snow. Stats: 8.6 miles, 2,778′ gain.
Hike #016 on Apr 10. Solo hike from Chantry Flat, up Lower Winter Creek and Lower Mt. Zion Trail to Mt. Zion, down Upper Mt. Zion Trail to Sturtevant Camp, Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson, down Upper Winter Creek. Stats: 15.1 miles, 4,445′ gain.
Hike #015 on Apr 6. Solo hike of the Sunset Ridge Trail to Echo Mountain. Stats: 8.8 miles, 2,032′ gain.
Hike #014 on March 30. Solo hike of the Silver Moccasin Trail down Shortcut Canyon to West Fork Trail Camp and then the Gabrieleno Trail to Devore Trail Camp. Stats: 8.8 miles, 1890′ gain.
Hike #013 on March 27. Solo hike to Brown Mountain starting from the Cobb Estate and taking the Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point, Mt. Lowe Road the Tom Sloan Saddle Trail down to the saddle and the Brown Mountain Trail (not maintained) to Brown Mountain. I returned the same way except I took Middle Sam Merrill instead of Castle Canyon down to Echo Mountain. Stats: 17.6 miles, 4,739′ gain.
#012 on March 23. Hiked from Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe with Sarah, Etienne, Camila, Chloe, Aitana, Olivia, Carla, and Lupita. Stats: 3.2 miles, 520′ gain.
Hike #011 on March 20. Solo hike starting from Chantry Flat. I took the Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls Trail, and Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson. On the way back I went down the Rim Trail to Newcomb Pass and then followed the Gabrieleno Trail back to Chantry Flat. Stats: 17.5 miles, 4,220′ gain.
Hike #010 on March 16. I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Cloudburst Summit to Cooper Canyon Campground with Sarah and Etienne. Stats: 5.2 miles, 1,400′ gain.
#009 on March 13. Solo hike from the Cobb Estate, up Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point, down the Idlehour Trail to Idlehour Camground, back up to Lowe Saddle, and down the Middle Sam Merrill Trail. Stats: 16.2 miles, 4,849′ gain.
#008 on March 9. Solo Hike Jesusita Trail in Los Padres National Forest. Stats: 7.4 miles, 1,350′ gain. Photos
#007 on March 6. Solo hike of the Mt. Wilson Trail. Stats: 14 miles, 4,750′ gain.
#006 on Feb 27. Solo hike from the Cobb Estate to Echo Mountain, up Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point, East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe, Upper Sam Merrill Trail (aka. West Mt. Lowe Trail) to Mt. Lowe Campground Trail to Mt. Lowe Campground, up to Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain and back down to the Cobb Estate. Stats: 13.5 miles, 3,882′ gain. Post: A Calm Between Two Storms
#005 on Feb 20. Solo hike from the Cobb Estate to Echo Mountain. Hike shortened due to blisters from my new trail runners that I learned the hard way needed to be broken in more. Stats: 5.4 miles, 1,399′ gain.
#004 on Feb 4. Solo hike of the Mt. Wilson Trail. Stats: 14 miles, 4750′ gain.
#003 on Feb 9. I hiked the Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Hwy to Charlton Flats and Vetter Mountain with Etienne, Camila, and Chloe. Stats: 8.4 miles, 2,160′ gain. Post: Feeling Better on Vetter Mountain.
#002 on Jan 26. Solo hike to Mt. Lowe from the Cobb Estate going up Castle Canyon, Inspiration Point, East Mt. Lowe Trail and down Upper Sam Merrill and Middle Sam Merrill. There were some brief periods of sprinkles late in the day and a nice rainbow formed over Mt. Wilson. Stats: 13.5 miles, 3,832′ gain.
#001 on Jan 18. Solo hike to Muir Peak from the Cobb Estate. Stats: 11.6 miles, 2,947′ gain. Post: My First Hike of 2014.
Wow. I wish I was your hiking buddy. Even on the solo hikes :>
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