New week, new trails! ⛰ Baby sis lives only 20 min from the Mount Wilson trailhead, so we went out to Sierra Madre for Hike #4 of our @52hikechallenge. We've decided to train to do a full summit (and maybe add on the @sixpackofpeaks to this year's challenges?), so to begin we did a halfway expedition from the Mt Wilson trailhead to Orchard Camp - which was still quite formidable considering you gain just over 2k elevation in about 3 miles 💪🏽.
This was a really great hike for being so close to the city - and the trail takes you straight up and deep into the mountains, changing from foothill scenes of chaparral to deep ferns and moss (!) with springs running alongside thanks to winter rains. A good butt kicking, trail training hike that gets you away from the views of LA.
🔹 Trail: Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail.
🔹 Type: Out and back.
🔹 Length: 7.5 miles.
🔹 Elevation Gain: 2,087 feet. 🔹 Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult.
📍Mount Wilson Trail, Sierra Madre, California US
So my #valentine is pretty cool. She goes hiking with me all over the country #felizafuera#unlikelyhikers @ East Glacier Park, Montana https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt4dOSNg0OF/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1fi5ldmuzmets …
Goodbye 2019. You were an interesting year to say the least. Started it living in Connecticut and ending in Colorado. Visited Olympic, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, and Great Sand Dunes National Parks. Hiked my first #colorado14ers. Spoke in front of over 1500 people. Here's to 2020. #happynewyear
Kicked off my birthday week with a 6 mile hike at Rabbit Mountain Open Space part of @bocoopenspace. Next up is @visitlongmontcolorado brewery visits. If you haven't figured it out yet I'm loving living in #visitlongmont.
I’m turning 30yrs old in October and I have an adventure bucket list i need to check off before! Going out tomorrow to find myself, soul needs it. #vamonosafuera#felizafuera #latinosoutdoorspic.twitter.com/7TSpccNbZp – at Mount Whitney