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Hiking The Mt. Baldy 6 Peak Loop: West Baldy, Mt. Baldy, Harwood, Thunder, Telegraph, and Timber
San Bernardino County Hikes

Hiking The Mt. Baldy 6 Peak Loop: West Baldy, Mt. Baldy, Harwood, Thunder, Telegraph, and Timber

This 21 mile loop hike strings together my favorite trails and mountain peaks in the San Gabriel mountains. Starting on the Bear Canyon Trail, you’ll climb 5,848ft to the summits of West Baldy and Mt. Baldy. From there, you’ll hit Mt. Harwood before finishing off on the 3 T’s trail with Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain.

Big Pine Lakes Hike Hiking North Fork Trail Temple Crag
Sierra Nevada Hikes

Hiking To Big Pine Lakes via The North Fork Trail

The hike to Big Pine Lakes via the North Fork Trail is a great way to see the beauty on display in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Starting at the Big Pine Creek Campground, this trail passes by Mt. Alice, before entering the John Muir Trail Wilderness of Inyo National Forest. There are 7 Big Pine Lakes numbered sequentially. For this hike, we only visited the first three, as snow and ice were blocking the trail for lakes 4-7.  The first three lakes are known to be the most scenic, as they sit with the majestic Temple Crag in the background. 

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Peru Treks Salkantay Trek

A Guide To The Salkantay Trek And Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek begins south of Machu Picchu in the town of Soraypampa at 12,800ft. Hikers cross over the 15,177ft Salkantay Pass on day one, and then continue for 40 miles of mostly downhill trails on their way to Machu Picchu. In this guide, I’ll provide all of the information a traveler will need to enjoy a hike of the Salkantay Trek with a final day at Machu Picchu.

John Muir Trail Thousand Island Lake to Deer Creek
John Muir Trail Media Video Post

Watch My Backpacking The John Muir Trail Documentary!

In 2015, I walked 210 miles with 80,000ft of elevation change from Yosemite Valley to the 14,505ft summit of Mt. Whitney. It was an incredible journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and an adventure I’ll never forget. Here is a video I put together documenting this adventure. Make sure to hit ‘thumbs up’ and leave me a comment here or on YouTube. Happy trails everyone!