Entries by confessionsofasurfergirl

Giving Thanks to Those That Made Me Stronger

With Thanksgiving and the holidays charging at me, a single gal, sleigh bells full in the face, I realize that I’m not dreading them as much as I thought. (Ask me this again—in two months around, oh say, February 14 and see if I’ve changed my mind.) In the day-to-day, surf-to-surf, board-to-board sessions, we often […]

Peak 6 of 6: Mount San Gorgonio

The grand finale peak had me so very proud… The Hike: This is the tallest peak in Southern California towering at 11,503 feet. It is also the longest trail clocking in at 17 miles roundtrip. You should always take careful precautions for any trail, but this one requires a lot of time if you’re on […]

Peak 5 of 6: Mount San Antonio, a.k.a. Mt. Baldy

Peak five out of six had me wishing for wings on my shoes… The Hike: There are several different trails headed towards the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, however, I picked the West Rim trail, also known as Mt. Baldy Trail #7W12, which is 6 miles one way to the barren peak. Park […]

Peak 4 of 6: Ontario Peak

Peak four of six had me climbing over downed trees and wishing for a little more water… The Hike: You start off the same route as Cucamonga Peak—Icehouse Canyon Trail to Icehouse Saddle, which will bring you at about 5.1 miles one way and about 7,600 foot elevation. At the saddle’s fork in the road, […]