Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest

There’s many different trails around this area, we opted to take a loop around to hit the top . I’m very fond of loop hikes and this was quite lovely with the fresh coat of snow on the ground. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type Angeles National Forest 13.4 miles 2,250 feet Loop Background Mt. IslipContinue reading “Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest”

Chicken Spring Lake – Golden Trout Wilderness

Where: Golden Trout Wilderness Mileage: 8.6 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Easy Elevation gain: 1330¬†feet Recommended: swim suit if it’s summer and you want to swim   To get to the trailhead: Take Route 395 from the city of Lone Pine, turn west on Whitney Portal Rd. Turn left on Horseshoe Meadow Road after 3 miles.Continue reading “Chicken Spring Lake – Golden Trout Wilderness”

Inspiration Point to Guffy Campground – Pacific Crest Trail

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 10.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Easy Elevation gain: 840¬†feet Recommended: lunch for day trip, lots of water   To get to the trailhead: From Wrightwood, take Hwy 2 westbound. Pass Big Pines and park at the Inspiration Point parking area; it will be on the right side. The trailhead isContinue reading “Inspiration Point to Guffy Campground – Pacific Crest Trail”