February 26, 2010
This podcast is about how I prepare for a day hike. This includes what research I do to find the exotic locations for my hikes and what type of gear I take with me on my adventures.
While getting ready for the last hike to the Devil’s Chair, I laid out all of my gear I was going to take and took some photographs. I numbered the items later and talk about them on this podcast.
If you ever wonder what to take, or don’t think you’re taking the right things; check out what I bring on a typical day hike.
Check out these cool links:
- Andrew Skurka’s Great Western Loop Gear List
- Ten Essentials from R.E.I.
- The Ten Essentials from GORP
- Jerry Schad’s 101 Hikes in Southern California
- Afoot & Afield in San Diego by Jerry Schad
- Trails of the Angeles by John Robinson
February 13, 2010
This podcast is about a winter day hike to visit the Devil’s Punchbowl and the scenic sights from the Devil’s Chair, a peninsula of rock overlooking the Devil’s Punchbowl, a mass of twisted rocks near the San Andreas Fault Zone. In this edition I led a group of 8 energetic hikers from the visitor’s center over the Burkhart Trail to the Devil’s Punchbowl Trail. We crossed over a couple of sparkling icy creeks and met a friendly hiker who took time to chat with us on the trail.
Also in this episode I talk about the history of the Devil’s Punchbowl County Park, the San Andreas Fault and throw in a little bit of music, movie clips and informational audio about the region.
Check out the photos, click on the group photo.
I also posted a short video of the hike on You Tube
Check out the links: