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Easy Ways to Recharge the Body and Mind

2 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective. Recharge the body and mind by giving yourself permission to press pause on whatever you're doing. Take a deep...Show More Summary

Tramway Trail, Albuquerque

4 hours agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

I took the Sandia Peak Tramway trip on one of the snowiest days of the year. It’s one of the top tourist attractions in New Mexico. I first tried hiking to the top. Planning to ride down on the Cable Car. That would have been GREAT. The … Continue reading ?

Six Tips for a Successful Solo Road Trip

5 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

[spacer height=”20px”]One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have is taking a solo road trip.  It’s a time for reflection and introspection. It’s a time with no distractions and only the road ahead of you.  Just put on an epic playlist and watch the terrain change as you head on to your next destination. [spacer […]

Atop the Fin in the Devil’s Garden

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

[vrview image=”https://socalhiker.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Atop-the-Spine-in-Devils-Garden-360.jpg” ] This is a 360° spherical view from atop the spine on the trail between Navajo Arch and Double-O Arch, taken with an LG 360 Camera. Show More Summary

Angelus Oaks to San Bernardino Peak

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

  [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Trail Details” float=”true” align=”right” width=”270?]Distance: 16.5 miles Time: ~9 hours Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 4,702 ft Dogs: Yes When to go: June-October This hike is the fourth in my Six-Pack of Peaks series of training hikes. Show More Summary

Inspiration Point and Muir Peak

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

[stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Trail Details” float=”true” align=”right” width=”270?]Distance: 11 miles Time: ~6 hours Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 2864 ft Dogs: Yes When to go: Year-round[/stextbox]Hiking to Muir Peak and Inspiration Point from the Cobb Estate in Altadena is challenging. Show More Summary

Beaudry Loop in the Verdugo Mountains

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

[stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Trail Details” float=”true” align=”right” width=”250?]Distance: 5.9 miles Time: 2-3 hours Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1800 ft Dogs: Yes When to go: Year-round Download GPX[/stextbox]Joan and I headed out early on Saturday morning to hike the Beaudry Motorway Loop trail. Show More Summary

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Over Forester Pass to Wright Creek

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 20 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]At 13,200 feet above sea level, Forester Pass may not be the highest point on the John Muir Trail (that would be Mt. Whitney) but it is the high point of the Pacific Crest Trail. [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”John Muir Trail Day 20? float=”true” align=”right” width=”300?]Distance: 12 miles Cumulative […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Over Pinchot Pass to Woods Creek

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 17 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]We awoke just before sunrise, with frozen beads of condensation clinging to outside of our tent. It was chilly. Boil water! Make coffee! Stat! [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”John Muir...Show More Summary

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 22 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]Technically, this day begins at the end of Day 21. We went to bed early last night, sleeping lightly for a few hours and waking to our alarm at 11:30 PM. We ate Clif Bars and packed up our sleeping gear and tent. Donning our headlamps, we […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Le Conte Canyon to Palisade Creek

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 15 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]It gets cold at high elevations. We were camped just below Muir Pass, and well above 11,000 feet. We lingered in the warmth of our tent, emerging when sunlight illuminated the tops of the peaks to our west. Our campsite was entirely exposed, and yet completely private. […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Upper Rae Lake, Glen Pass to Vidette Meadow

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 19 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]We awoke early, determined to get a jump on Glen Pass (11, 970ft.). Last night we camped at 10,600ft. just above Upper Rae Lake and were looking forward to reaching the pass early before it got too warm. Show More Summary

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Rosemarie Meadow to Muir Trail Ranch

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 12 on the John Muir Trail… [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”John Muir Trail Day 12? float=”true” align=”right” width=”300?]Distance: 8.45 miles Cumulative Distance: 113.1 miles Total Ascent: 1,292 ft Cumulative Ascent: 29,435 ft Harrison Map Sheets 8 and 7 [/stextbox]Today was a relatively easy day. Show More Summary

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Woods Creek to the Rae Lakes

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 18 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]Yesterday we discussed our plans for today’s hike. We had originally planned to hike over Glen Pass to Vidette Meadow, but decided to modify the itinerary to have an easier day and leave us just below Glen Pass. Even with the modification, we would meet our original exit […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: The Golden Staircase and Mather Pass to Kings River

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 16 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]Today we climb the Golden Staircase, past the Palisade Lakes and up over Mather Pass (12,100ft). We will climb 4,682 feet and descend 2,486 feet, logging 12.6 miles in the process. In other words, this will be a big day in every respect. [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”John Muir Trail Day […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Deer Creek to Tully Hole

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 8 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]After a “half day” of hiking yesterday, we looked forward to getting back on the trail today. We planned to head from Deer Creek to Tully Hole — about 12 miles. The elevation gain would be mainly slow and steady, and we would be hiking right at […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Muir Trail Ranch to McClure Meadow

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 13 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]We slept not too far away from Muir Trail Ranch, with the headwaters of the San Joaquin providing our soundtrack for the night. Fortunately, our bear bag was unmolested. We broke camp and hiked about a quarter mile back to MTR to enjoy the promised breakfast (it […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Mono Creek to Rosemarie Meadow

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day 11 on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]With our packs on our backs, our bear canisters filled and our bodies rested from our zero day, we settled up at VVR and took the ferry back to the east end of Lake Edison. [stextbox id=”custom” caption=”John Muir Trail Day 11? float=”true” align=”right” width=”300?]Distance: 11.5 miles […]

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Lyell Canyon to Thousand Island Lake

6 hours agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Day Five on the John Muir Trail… [spacer height=”20px”]Yesterday’s hike up Lyell Canyon was relatively easy. Today, we would hit several big milestones. First, we would hike over our first serious pass. At 11,056 ft, Donohue Pass was still covered with snow, and the altitude was as high as we had been on the JMT […]

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