Category: Day Hikes

Feb 22

Hiking Review: Quail Hill Loop

Quail Hill offers a few hiking, biking, and horse riding options from the Quail Hill Trailhead and Staging Area.  The Trailhead is located on Shady Canyon Drive, just past Fossil Road on the right.  To get there from the 405, take the Sand Canyon / Shady Canyon exit towards Shady Canyon Drive.  Enter the traffic …

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Jan 24

fundraiser at the historic Sturtevant Camp

Friends of Echo Mountain have posted on Facebook about a fundraiser this Sunday, January 25.  From Facebook: Busy Sunday? There will be a fundraiser at the historic Sturtevant Camp in the Santa Anita canyon area. The camp is located approximately 4 miles from the chantry flat station. It is a easy to moderate hike through some …

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Mar 23

Revised Goal: SoCal Six Pack of Peaks

Since I didn’t win the Mount Whitney Lottery this year, I’ve opted for a different goal.  This goal is actually a series of goals, and will – in theory – help me to train better to get my fat ass into shape to conquer the formidable peak that Mount Whitney is. There is a series …

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Jan 07

Four Mile Trail reopened!

Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point has reopened. It’s usually closed from December through May because of “dangerous winter conditions,” with the last mile to the top almost NEVER opened up until May.  Even though we’re experiencing a mild winter here on the west coast, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for …

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Nov 07

YExplore to Offer Discounted and Complimentary Guided Hikes in Yosemite to Veterans November 9-10

Leading Adventure Company in Yosemite National Park honors veterans by sharing outdoor adventures during holiday weekend. To honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces, YExplore Yosemite Adventures will offer special incentives to active and retired military members and their families to enjoy guided hiking tours in Yosemite National Park on November 9th and 10th. “In the …

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Nov 06

US Forest Service Waives Fees During Veterans Day Weekend

The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11. The fee waivers – the fourth this year – are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity …

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Sep 14

Big Bear’s Skyline Trail