Our Mt. San Antonio adventure is approaching quickly and after talking to other trekkers I think we need not be worried about its difficulty. We will hike on regardless! This past weekend we ventured out to the Cleveland National Forest to climb up ‘Los Pinos Peak’.
Hiker recommendations suggested we get to the truck trail early to avoid the heat. The suggestion put us in the right spot at the right time for a pretty epic sun rise.
The big thanks goes out to our trail guide ‘the bearded hiker’ who climbs these local mountains all the time. He’s Wanderer and he roams around, around, around.
The first obstacle of the trip was getting up this 1.7 mile, fairly steep, fire truck trail. It’s boring just like any dirt road but with the right hiking partners you can zone out with a quick game of “If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?”
Once you get to the actual Trail head, and you’ve come to the realization that it would be pointless to be BOTH Invisible and Super Fast, you’ll have the option to take a much milder path but you shouldn’t do that. In fact, I’m not even going to tell you where the marker is. 😛
As we got higher the view became much more rewarding and it’s about this moment when we all quickly realized flying would be the super power of choice. Perhaps with a taste of super strength and Wolverine claws! SNIKT!
The top of Los Pinos Peak sits at about 4501 ft above sea level and provides excellent views of Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, San Mateo Canyon, Irvine, Catalina, and few more. At the top you’ve got to read some of the confessions. They will make you laugh, cry, smile, and roll your eyes. We left a couple stickers in the geochache ammo tins just for you!
Overall, we’re once again blown away that something this awesome is within a 30 min drive from our homes. Grab your favorite hiking partner and head up PINOS. Directions are solid from ALL TRAILS.
“Yeah I’m the wanderer
Yeah, the wanderer
I roam around, around, around”