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The South Kaibab-Bright Angel Loop

The South Kaibab-Bright Angel Loop

It is only natural, standing atop Grand Canyon, to gaze into the depths below the rim and wonder if it's possible to hike all the way down to the river and back in a single day. (more)

The Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere

You have to admire the audacity of the attempt to build a road through San Gabriel Canyon connecting Azusa and Wrightwood. The planned route, along the East Fork of Southern (more)

Williamson Blues

Williamson Blues

This past weekend I and two friends made a go at Williamson via the big-big West Face/Shepherd Pass route. We made it as far as Anvil camp, but had to turn back the following day (more)

Mt. Baldy Bikini Party

Mt. Baldy Bikini Party

Okay, I kid you not, as I was driving to Mt. Baldy this morning for an early-season training hike, I was bemoaning the dearth of scantily clad women in the backcountry. I mean, (more)

Phil Leacock Memorial Trail & Loop

Phil Leacock Memorial Trail & Loop

Los Angeles has a wealth of good metro-area hikes, though finding them can be challenging. One of my favorites is the Phil Leacock Memorial Trail, which connects Pacific (more)

PCT: Onion Valley to Cottonwood Pass

PCT: Onion Valley to Cottonwood Pass

Horseshoe Meadow, California — I take one last look inside my car, checking to be sure nothing will appeal to the bears, and then I lock the doors. It feels kind of spooky as (more)

A Very Special Halloween Treat

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For my last major hike of the 2007 season, I wanted to do something special. I got the chance this month to do a rare hike with my brother in Arizona. This is definitely one of (more)

Hiking San Jacinto Peak

Hiking San Jacinto Peak

Of the view atop Southern California's San Jacinto Peak, elevation 10,804', John Muir reportedly said, 'it is the most sublime spectacle to behold upon this Earth.' Having (more)

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