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

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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

I’ve been nominated for the Prestigious Liebster Award !!

You know that feeling you have when you are doing something you enjoy, and feel you are doing a great job; however, there is not much assurance, or, there is still a tiny speck of doubt in the back of your head? Well, that is exactly how I was feeling, then all of a sudden … Continue reading I’ve been nominated for the Prestigious Liebster Award !!

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

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

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

Living Room Picnic?

My regular working hours begin at 4 in the evening, Monday thru Friday. When I learned I would have Friday off, due to holiday, I was thrilled. First thing that came to my head, surprise my wife. My plan was to pick up Christopher from school, and instead of taking him to the wife, I … Continue reading Living Room Picnic?

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