Just a quick hike up Monserate Mountain for a little exercise. The weather conditions made it a little more interesting than usual. We started in fog and then climbed out of it to be above the clouds (marine layer). Not bad to get above the clouds with only having to climb up 1,250 ft. (HikeContinue reading “Above the Clouds, Monserate Mountain”
I started out to bag three more of the San Bernardino peaks on my list. It didn’t sound like a hard day but I didn’t anticipate the heat in the north San Bernardino Mountains.
My original plans for the weekend fell through but luckily Uwe suggested we go up Deer Springs trail on Sunday. I was game! I also wanted to push myself hard so I decided to head up to the San Gorgonio area Saturday morning.
High tides, rogue waves, bears, avalanches, rattlesnakes, poison ivy and ticks. All part of the dangers of the Lost Coast Trail and this year’s father/daughter trip.
I wanted a training run and I wanted some elevation. I chose Palomar High point and wanted a 6AM start but instead overslept and got ~8AM start (bad idea). All I brought was my running vest, water and some snacks. It was hot the whole way! I made it up the Oak Grove Trail inContinue reading “Palomar Mountain”
For the longest time I hadn’t decided if I was going to make it on this mountain climb. However, when I became quite depressed with my progress at chemistry and quite incensed with my collaborator, I decided I needed a weekend in the mountains. Also, my friend Nick was leading the climb and I neededContinue reading “Williamson and Tyndall – June 27-30”
Split Mountain happens again! Last year I failed on Split Mountain after getting to around 13,300ft and completing all the difficult climbing. This was my second time leading this climb and third attempt at the peak. I was determined to get to the top. It was also two weeks of me not drinking and IContinue reading “Split Mountain – June 21-23”
While home in Connecticut, my dad wanted to go on a hike with me. I happily agreed! After discussing some options, we settled on a new place that he hadn’t explored yet called Northfield Mountain. This is a man-made structure used for hydroelectric power generation and features a large reservoir at 1,100 ft.
Long Intro – can / should skipJune 5th passed like any other Wednesday. I dragged myself to work, did some chemistry and went to group meeting at 5pm. But instead of going back to the hood to continue working, I grabbed my backpack and duffel bag and caught an Uber to the airport. There, IContinue reading “Mount Rainier – June 5-10”
We scheduled a San Gorgonio day hike from South Fork and during the preparations I learned that the lake levels for Dry and Dollar Lakes where as high as they hadn’t been in years. Since I had never seen Dollar Lake with water Srisuda and I decided to make it an overnight hike with aContinue reading “San Gorgonio with Dollar Lake Camp”