Cucamonga Peak is a challenging hike that will reward you with stunning views of the Inland Empire and plenty of sights along the way.
Friday, March 23, 2012
I wanted to get up into the San Gabriels to see the snow from our past weekend storm. I felt like Sunset Peak was a good spot to get some views so I headed up Mt. Baldy Road. I didn't want to deal with snow and ice on other peaks, since Sunset Peak is around 5700 feet elevation I figured I wouldn't have to deal with as much snow. This turned out to be true, as only some remnants of the storm remained in the shady parts of the fire road. I wish I could have made it up earlier in the week, I bet the views the day after the storm were brilliant. Anyway, here are some pictures from today and hopefully I'll have a full write-up by the end of the weekend.
Monday, March 19, 2012
There will be no write-up for this past weekend. The rain and snow kept Hunter and I indoors through the weekend. It is very nice to see the snow capped peaks out the window, and I am especially glad that we received some much needed rain. This most likely will postpone any early season peak bagging until the summer, but I'm quite fine with that. So stick to some lower elevation hiking for now, or take a drive into the San Gabriels to catch a glimpse of some snow. ABC 7 reported Mt. Baldy received over 18" of snow. Check out the Mt. Baldy Webcam. Enjoy the views.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
If you would like to add some difficulty to your Ice House Canyon trek, Timber Mountain is the trail for you. Though you will be adding just 0.9 miles to your journey, it will bring much more satisfaction to your day of hiking.
Monday, March 12, 2012
I was searching around REI.com and I came across this article. It's couple years old, but all this information is good. It covers everything from planning a trip to buying clothing for your dog. Its a well-organized and brief article. Definitely a good read.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Bear Canyon trail is a nice hike along a small creek that will lead you to some stunning views of the surrounding peaks and the city below. The best part about this hike is the relatively low traffic compared to Ice House Canyon and other popular area trails.