In this episode Gerry and I take a tough hike high up into the San Gorgonio Wilderness to check out the Washington Initial Survey Point built in 1852. Along the way we tackle 4800 feet of elevation gain over a tough 16.5 miles round trip to get to the summit of nearby San Bernardino Peak and back at 10,649 feet.


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In this episode we hunker down to weather another thunderstorm before packing up camp and hiking out of the Hilton Lakes Basin.




In this third part of our Hilton Lakes Adventure Dave, Gerry and I climb high up into the upper basin and scramble to Hilton Lakes No. 3, 4, 5 & 6 before having to make a hasty retreat from a fast approaching thunderstorm.



In this second part of our adventure into the Hilton Lakes Basin of the Eastern Sierras we take a day hike from our basecamp at Hilton Lake 2 down around Davis Lake and explore a waterfall.

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In this adventure Dave, Gerry and I embark on a four day adventure into the Hilton Lakes Basin where we set up a base camp at Hilton Lake #2 before exploring Davis Lake, a hidden waterfall and Lakes No. 3,4,5 6 and 7. Along the way we take in some amazing scenery and dodge 3 thunderstorms.


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Episode 151 Eagle Crag Fail

November 16, 2017



In this episode I take a tough solo hike into a remote region of the Cleveland National Forest along the Cutca Trail to see Eagle Crag. Along the way I battle high heat, poison oak and poodle dog bush.



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In this edition of Anthony’s Audio Journal I take a solo day hike down to the South Fork of the San Jacinto River. Located near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains,  the South Fork Trail  is seldom used as it descends deep into the canyon. On this adventure I took only a Finnish Bread Bag and my Luna Sandals as I hiked to the bottom for a quick bushcraft lunch.