Blog - February 2011

Mugu Peak, Pt. Mugu State Park – November 23, 2008

Another day, another hike. Well, I wish that were really true, but, I guess it is more like, another day, occasionally another hike! We all do what we can. This was a lovely November day, and I am not even quite sure who initially came up with the idea, but I ended up heading out to the Santa Monica Mountains with Joe, Jeff, and Nicole. We did a 9 mile, 1200′ or so gain, round trip hike, with a quick side detour to get to the summit of Mugu Peak. This was, quite honestly, some of the most unexpected terrain

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October 12, 2008 Geocaching

Well, I’ve enjoyed geocaching a bit ever since I got my GPS a few years back, but it’s generally been something I’ve done as an add-on to hiking, or finding the occasional urban cache. But one day this gentleman Tobias sent out mail to the Caltech Alpine Club asking if anyone wanted to go out for an actual day of geocaching, and I went. Erin came as well, and we went around to several places that I probably would not have stopped to look at otherwise. Not so much of a problem today.

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Mt. Whitney – September 7-8, 2008

Well, this is the big one, isn’t it? I’d had Mt. Whitney on my list for a long time, and I finally did it. This trail is interesting. If you take the main route, it is trail (and good trail) all the way. You can go in late summer and run into no ice or snow (though we did get some ice pellets!) It is 11 miles one way from Whitney Portal, and gains some 6100′ on the way to the summit at 14,505′, the tallest summit in the continental United States. It seems just like another hard, but not

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