Road Trip to Mammoth Lakes

A 5-hour trip turned to 14 hours. How? No traffic, no incidents, no problems whatsoever. The question remains. SIMPLE!!! Happy wife, happy life. Or so they say. I owed the wife her bday gift, and although it was only 7 months delayed, it was time to get it taken care of 😅 All she wanted … Continue reading Road Trip to Mammoth Lakes

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Black Star Canyon Falls

A seasonal waterfall? Hhhmmmm, i don't know if I can call it that. Nevertheless, this nice hidden gem in the Orange County area, Black Star Canyon Falls is a must check-out.  A quick 6 mile hike (RT) that should not be taken lightly. Multiple stream crossings and some bouldering towards the end, will make the … Continue reading Black Star Canyon Falls

From Rivers to Icey Tops: Mt. Wilson

​​The Chantry Flats trail to the summit of Mt. Wilson is considered a strenuous, 14 mile loop, that climbs a little over 4,000 vertical feet. It was a long day, Christopher's longest hike to date and he still had a smile on his face. We arrived to the trailhead at around 8:15am, to a full … Continue reading From Rivers to Icey Tops: Mt. Wilson

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

Mt. Baldy: Hiking in the Snow

A late start on a trailhead sometimes mean you will not make it to your destination. This does not mean however, you can not get out and have some fun in the process of trying. Such was the case today, Sunday 27Nov2016. After a few stops along the way, finally made it to the San … Continue reading Mt. Baldy: Hiking in the Snow

High Sierra Trail: Day 2

Day 2 on the High Sierra Trail was spectacular. Woke up 7:30 am, temperature was about 36 degrees and it all seemed just perfect. Sun was already out and shining, birds chirping and Irwin yelling, "WAKE DAFUQ UUUUUP!" The rest of the crew finally woke up. Fabian treated Daniel's blister, while the rest of us … Continue reading High Sierra Trail: Day 2

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