Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Accepted

I’ve needed to be challenged for a while and well I decided to join and do the 2016 Six-Pack Peak Challenge. I first came upon this challenge when I was looking into the possibility of doing the John Muir Trail or the High Sierra Trail before I got a full time job. Unfortunately I have yet to get to those trails.

The SoCalHiker Six-Pack of Peaks was developed by a hiker by the name of Jeff Hester. He was preparing to thru-hike the John Muir Trail. In preparation he developed a plan to climb a series of hikes, which he named Six-Pack of Peaks.

Challenge Accepted_2016 6 Peak-Pack Challenge

The SoCalHiker Six Pack of Peaks include the following: Mt. Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy), San Bernardino Peak, Mt. San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio.

27,108 feet of elevation gain, 82 miles, Challenge Accepted.

I’ve wanted to hike these peaks for a long time. Unfortunately so far I have only hiked Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) for a training hike for Whitney last year.

There are three levels of registration if you want to join in this year’s challenge. Register here if you are interested. One of the reasons I registered for it is because this year they are going to be raising money for Big City Mountaineers. 50% of the proceeds that SoCalHiker receives will be going to this non-profit organization that “instills critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions.” The experience in nature, the serenity, the tranquility will help give a different perspective on life, everyone needs to experience it.

What it entails: You have from January 1 to October 31st to complete each and every one of the Peaks.  I will be posting on here updates of each of my hikes and when I will be hiking each peak this year.

If you are interested in joining me on any of the hikes email me at or reply to this post.

Peak 1, Mount Wilson – Sunday, February 14th
Peak 2, Cucamonga Peak – TBD
Peak 3, Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) – TBD
Peak 4, San Bernardino Peak – TBD
Peak 5, San Jacinto Peak – TBD
Peak 6, San Gorgonio Peak – TBD

More information below on the hikes:

Mountain Elevation Mileage Elevation Gain
Mt. Wilson 5,170 feet 14.0 miles 4,200 feet
Cucamonga Peak 8,859 feet 11.6 miles 4,300 feet
Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) 10,068 feet 10.2 miles 3,900 feet
San Bernardino Peak 10,649 feet 16.5 miles 4,700 feet
San Jacinto Peak 10,834 feet 12.2 miles 4,600 feet
San Gorgonio Peak 11,503 feet 17.3 miles 5,840 feet

If you would like to sign up for 2016’s Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge click here.


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