Tag Archives: Afoot & Afield

Epic final desert weekend

The Thimble & San Ysidro MountainApril 10, 2021Miles: 4.48Elevation Gain: 1,915 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #s 48 & 49 Bonny & White BenchmarksApril 10, 2021Miles: 4.07Elevation Gain: 1,048 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #s 50 & 51 Pinyon Ridge & Wilson … Continue reading

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Easter Hiking

Battle MountainApril 3, 2021Miles: 0.45Elevation Gain: 273 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #44 Bernardo MountainApril 3, 2021Miles: 7.32Elevation Gain: 793 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #45Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #46 Mount IsraelApril 3, 2021Miles: 4.37Elevation Gain: 961 ftGaia Track100 Peaks … Continue reading

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Hitting It Out of the Park!

Cowles Mountain & Pyles PeakMiles: 5.8Elevation Gain: 1600 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #42 & 43Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trips #79 & #82 This morning for my weekday hike I had planned to do Long Valley Peak. Next week we’ll … Continue reading

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In Defense of Hiking Boots

Twin Peaks (well, one of them anyway…)March 16, 2021Miles: 2Elevation Gain: 600ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #38Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #53 I am a trail runner convert. I wore Hoka Speedgoats for all fifteen days of my John Muir … Continue reading

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Easy Weekend

McGinty MountainMarch 13, 2021Miles: 4.6Elevation Gain: 1,218ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #35Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #114 Jacumba MountainMarch 14, 2021Miles: 3.1Elevation Gain: 1,090ftGaia Track*100 Peaks Challenge #36 Mount TuleMarch 14, 2021Miles: 0.8Elevation Gain: 403ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #37Afoot & … Continue reading

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Why are we doing this again?

Mile High MountainMarch 6, 2021Miles: 14.5Elevation Gain: 4365ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #32 And here it is, the peak we’ve been building up to. I don’t want to take anything for granted, and you never know what challenges lie ahead, but … Continue reading

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Ok, all the “V” peaks are done

Volcan MountainFebruary 27, 2021Miles: 4.6Elevation Gain: 1,121 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #30Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #154 Villager PeakFebruary 28, 2021Miles: 13.6Elevation Gain: 4,826 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #31 (And the third “V” peak, Viejas, I did last month!) … Continue reading

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This weekend was backwards!

El Cajon MountainFebruary 20, 2021Miles: 11.1Elevation Gain: 3210ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #28Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #102 Peak 3339February 21, 2021Miles: 5.8Elevation Gain: 1083ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #29 Saturday I’m sorry to report that we only completed two peaks … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun in Poway

Goat PeakMiles: 2.9Elevation Gain: 947ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #26 Tooth RockMiles: 4.0Elevation Gain: 469ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #27Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #60 (Rattlesnake Canyon) It’s been a strenuous weekend but Tara & I just could not pass up … Continue reading

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The One Where We Were Attacked By Aliens and Scorpions

Borrego Mountain – West Butte (via Hawk Canyon)February 13, 2021Miles: 2.0Elevation Gain: 544ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #23 Borrego Mountain – East Butte (via west approach)February 13, 2021Miles: 1.2Elevation Gain: 390ftGaia Track*100 Peaks Challenge #24*If you copy my track, I recommend … Continue reading

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