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Mile #634, Somewhere in the Desert

I’ve entered a transitional zone over the past several days.  The landscape has alternated between peaceful open forests of Jeffrey and Pinyon …

Mile #566, Tehachapi, CA

Many of us are getting pretty tired of the desert.  Long, hot, waterless trail, chaparral, midday naps under bridges in the middle …

Mile #454, Agua Dulce, CA

Yesterday, after exiting the San Gabriels and spending a fitful night atop a breezy tuft of chaparral-spotted dirt a few feet from …

Summit of Mt. Baden-Powell

It’s a beautiful sunny day atop Mt. Baden-Powell, one of the crowns of the San Gabriels and named after the founder of …

Wrightwood, CA

Nobody likes getting stuck in town.  Getting stuck usually means being laid over until some needed service or body part agrees to …

Big Bear City, CA

I’ve decided to take an extra day off in Big Bear since a good group of people whom I hiked with over …