Summary: March 2016

During March 2016, I hiked 9 times, covering 92 miles and gaining 19,300' of gain. Where I lacked in quantity, I made up for in quality, as my average distance for each hike was 10.2 miles. Three major hikes and one moderate hike accounted for the majority of the miles I put in. On my two …

Trip Report: Dawns Peak (Peak 6582)

“Guys, where’s my food?” Just as I was putting the last odds and ends into my pack, I realized that I could not find the food that I had packed for the trip up to Dawns Peak. The trip had already gotten off to an inauspicious start, as I spilled a gallon of water that …

The Best Hikes in San Diego (That Almost Nobody Ever Hikes)

If you spend any time on social media, you have seen countless list articles highlighting the "BEST HIKES IN (PICK A LOCATION)." They've popped up like mushrooms after rainstorms in the last few years, and it seems like everybody is chipping in. I myself have indulged in writing a few of these articles here, here, and here. They …

Trip Report: Pacific Crest Trail: Scissors Crossing to Warner Springs

The San Felipe Hills section of the Pacific Crest Trail wanders, meanders, and squiggles its way through  24 miles of the San Felipe Hills between Scissors Crossing and Montezuma Highway. This segment has a reputation for being hot, difficult, monotonous, and even dangerous. There are no natural water sources, there is no shade until just …

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