2020 was a difficult year for travelers, wanderers, adventurers, and explorers here in California. I did get out – sometimes with groups, sometimes furtively by myself – and was rewarded with solitude, silence, and freedom within the great cathedrals of nature that California offers from the deserts to the beaches, to the mountains and deep […]
I’m not an introvert. I don’t suffer from Anthropophobia. In fact, I’m quite the social person. I just don’t like people. As a hiker, I’m hardly the perfect specimen. So I clearly don’t hike for any of the physical benefits. As an off-roader, I’m not a technical rockcrawler nor a long distance overlander.
We’re all getting ready to go back outside. This year I’m planning on writing a couple of books about Jeeping, so I probably won’t be hiking as much as I’d like (much to my bathroom scale’s distress). I’ll still be out there – I’ve got a Mount Whitney hike planned for later this year, and […]
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 […]
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 […]