Featured Trips

Aug 03, 2015
White Mountain (14,246'/4,342m). Camped at Barcroft gate trailhead (11,640'/3,550m) in rain the night before. The morning started cold (~50°F/5°C). A few inches of new snow above 13,500'/4,100m. Great view from the peak. Marmot was basking in sun. Thinking of it as Mt. Barcroft (13,040/3,975m), attempted a peak visible in the west of UC Barcroft Lab on the way back, but the real peak turns out to be further west and slightly higher by 250’/75m. So, instead, hiked cross country back to the trail and to the trailhead. This cross country on a gentle rolling hills was more enjoyable than hiking on dirt road/trail. On our way back to Bay area, the city of Big Pine (~4,000/1,220m) in Owens Valley below was dry and hot, with temperature of 93°F/34°C.
Aug 03, 2015
The Methuselah Grove trail
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
This is both the Lower and Upper McCullough Gulch Trail. IF you want an eaiser hike to the waterfalls you can park at the Upper McCullough Gulch Trail-head. Then the waterfalls are only about 1 miles up for a total hike of 2 miles.
Aug 02, 2015
One day climb of Mt Daniel up the Lynch Glacier and down the scramble route. 18.2 miles, 6367' gain, ~14 hours car to car.
Aug 02, 2015
The first portion of this trail (east of 44th street) was not well defined and very overgrown. We will not be using the section again. The 2nd half along the nature preserve is paved and flat... a very easy hike. We decided to street walk and cut through a neighborhood to get back to the van rather than attempt to navigate the east portion of the trail again.
Aug 02, 2015
Essentially mid-Forest Park hike. Easy to take. During summer time allows two stops for blackberry picking. Firelane 5 from NW Saltzman Trailhead can be followed all the way or abbreviated (like this time) via Wildwood trail.
Aug 02, 2015
Started at Valley Forge and Turned around after a stop at Conshohocken Brewery.