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

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

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

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 with 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

Endurance Knows No Age

  Saturday morning 6am, Christopher and I set out to a hike. He has been on many hikes with me, with the exception of a few tough ones. That being said, we were prepared with plenty of food, water and warm winter gear to introduce him to some tough rugged terrain. I wanted to throw some … Continue reading Endurance Knows No Age

San Gorgonio Summit

Here we were, sitting on the Vivian Creek trailhead parking lot ready to start our hike. With only one mission ahead of us: reach San Gorgonio summit. Our group consisted of 5; Sheila, Jen, Chad, Cody and me.       Our plan was to arrive at the trailhead  around 2pm, and make it to High … Continue reading San Gorgonio Summit

Backpacking A Snowy Mt. Baldy

52 Hike Challenge #8/52  When my good friend Jose told me he was gearing up for backpacking, I was thrilled and excited for the many adventures to come. We made plans for our first backpacking trip together to BRIDGE TO NOWHERE located in the San Gabriel mountains. A 10 1/2 mile hike R/T. As the … Continue reading Backpacking A Snowy Mt. Baldy