Come take a tour of Callie’s favorite trail.
The recently re-opened Crystal Lake area north of Azusa, CA is a great place to escape the LA crowds on a busy weekend.
It snowed in our local foothills this weekend and Callie was on the scene to investigate.
With only 3 weeks until Mt. Whitney, it was time for an extreme day hike to put my endurance to the test. We opted for a new trail, the Bear Canyon route up Mt Baldy which climbs about 6000 feet over an unrelenting 6 and a half miles.
Callie and I made a trip up to the Sierra over Memorial Day weekend and she finally got her first backcountry experience. After spending the past 8 months hiking the San Gabriel Mountains, it was time for her to finally put that training to use on a proper backpacking trip. The weather was cool, the mountains were still snowy, the bugs were non-existant, and a great time was had.