Our Family Ways

If I told you that this place we call home (EARTH) has so many wonderful places, would you believe me? You might have been watching a TV show and saw a waterfall you can only dream of. Or, a meadow that seems out of this world. Luckily, I have some great news, there is a … Continue reading Our Family Ways

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A Weekend To Remember

Sometimes after work, I go home and sleep, and dream of mountains. And sometimes, I decide to skip the sleeping part, and get to a mountain. Scheduled for a crazy adventurous weekend, and my work schedule already all kinds of fucked up, I knew I would be getting little to no sleep. Why sleep when … Continue reading A Weekend To Remember

Top Of The Notch: Mt. Baldy

In winter, our local mountains have snow. Yes, you read right, SNOW. Right in our own backyard. Rain means snow at higher altitudes.  Mount San Antonio aka Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, it's peak stands at 10,064ft above sea level. Located off the 210 freeway borderline of Los Angeles County and San Bernardino … Continue reading Top Of The Notch: Mt. Baldy

Cucamonga Peak

Determination is major key when you set out to accomplish anything. Cucamonga Peak is not an easy trek; the steep 11 mile hike gains just over 4,000 ft.. It is one of the highest peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains range and is located in the San Bernardino County. The 8,860 foot peak has amazing views; … Continue reading Cucamonga Peak

High Sierra Trail: Day 1

Wednesday, 6:30ish pm, all packed and ready to go. Ready to embark on what I was promised would be a trip of a lifetime; The High Sierra Trail. Fabian, planned and organized the entire itinerary. Special Guests Irwin, David, Daniel and myself. Normally, this trip is completed in 7-10 days. We were on time crunch, … Continue reading High Sierra Trail: Day 1

NO PAIN NO GAIN

"Losing isn't always the end, sometimes it becomes the beginning." You win some, you loose some. In this case, it was a win-win for the Amaya's. This weekend we went out and conquered, and we also got our butts kicked.  Saturday, made it up to Potato Mountain with good friends; and though the trail is … Continue reading NO PAIN NO GAIN

Millard Falls

If you have yet to visit Millard Falls, I highly recommend it. Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, this short yet enjoyable hike is a MUST. Total round trip is just over 1 mile, however, the narrow canyon and its full green surroundings leaves you in awe and wanting more.  This hike can be continued … Continue reading Millard Falls

Mt. Baldy: The Devils Backbone

Persevere and you shall achieve, was one of the many thoughts running through my mind as Christopher and I boarded  the Mt. Baldy Ski Lift chair. The plan was to reach Mt. Baldy summit (10,064ft above sea level) via the Devil's Backbone trail. The Ski Lift elevated us up to 7,350ft in just under 15minutes, … Continue reading Mt. Baldy: The Devils Backbone

The Green House: San Antonio Ski Hut

Saturday morning, Christopher and I set out for an adventure; A training hike. My plan was to do a bit of distance ďťżwith some elevation gain. And, though 2,000 feet gain was kinda pushing it, Christopher was up for the challenge.  Arrived to the San Antonio Falls trailhead later than my desired time. Our hike … Continue reading The Green House: San Antonio Ski Hut

IRON MOUNTAIN: The Hidden Truth

First of all, I think  Iron Mountain should have BIG BAD WOLF somewhere along its name. Simply because, it will have you huffing and puffing and tries to knock you down, the entire way up. Having major switchbacks on the trail was at some point something I would definitely not look forward to. Til' IRON … Continue reading IRON MOUNTAIN: The Hidden Truth