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The Five Most Awesome Ways to Summit Mt Baldy

Mt Baldy

Are you ready to climb a mountain? How about the tallest 10,000-foot mountain overlooking Los Angeles? Just a forty-five-minute drive from that concrete jungle, the city of angels, you can find many different trails ascending to the top of Mt Baldy, the local’s name for Mt San Antonio. So lace up your favorite Keen hiking …

Mt Whitney’s Revenge

“Ninety two switch backs on Mt Whitney, ninety-two switchbacks! You hike up one, you’re calves ache, ninety-one switch backs on Mt Whitney” Two years ago was my first ascent of Mt Whitney, my first hike over 12,000 feet and my first over twenty miler. As I raced up the ninety-nine switchbacks of Mt Whitney, practically …

The Majestic Marmot; That Cuddly Bastard!

As soon as we realized the keys were missing I knew it was those damn marmots. It had to be those cute marmots who I just couldn’t get enough of. I had literally spent the last hour wandering our camp site and instead of singing “Here kitty, kitty” I was shaking a bag of organic sprouted …

Excessive Flatulance; Just One Side Effect of Altitude Sickness

     Of the ten people I hiked Mt Whitney with I was the only one who did not get altitude sickness and all it’s awesome side effects.     I might not have had the chance to live through side effects like nausea, dizzyness, severe head aches and numbness in extremities but I still have to say …

97 Switch Backs

    I had been training to hike Mt Whitney for months.    Mainly I was just distance running with some longer hikes thrown in.    I felt like I was in okay condition to hike the twenty two miles of Mt Whitney, but I definitely could have trained harder if I had more time.    For weeks every one told …