Tag Archives: Afoot & Afield

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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Low Hanging Fruit

Kwaay Paay PeakMiles: 2.81Elevation Gain: 822ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #22Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #86 For our weekday hikes that we are squeezing in before work, I am focusing on the low-hanging fruit, knocking the closest, shortest hikes off … Continue reading

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“This mountain does NOT want us on it…”

Title quote credit: Kali Madison February 6, 2021 IndianheadMiles: 7.8Elevation Gain: 3,075ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #21Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #206 We decided that February would be the month of the insanely difficult hikes. January was just a warm-up, … Continue reading

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Pumping Iron

Iron MountainMiles: 5.4Elevation Gain: 998ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge Peak #20Afoot & Afield 5th ed. Trip #59 I proposed Tuesdays for our weekday hike day, because my morning work calendar tends to be pretty quiet then. It seems to work ok … Continue reading

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It’s a Snow Day!

OakzanitaMiles: 5.8Elevation Gain: 1103ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #19Afoot & Afield Trip #166 For my #100PeaksChallenge, I have the peaks sorted roughly into four categories: Desert hikes, non-desert hikes that must be done in cool weather, non-desert hikes that can be … Continue reading

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Mexican Hat Prance

Saturday, January 30, 2021 Sombrero Peak100 Peaks Challenge #17Afoot & Afield Trip #264 False Sombrero Peak100 Peaks Challenge #18 Totals for the full hike:Miles: 5.2Elevation Gain: 1988ftGaia Track (it’s not perfect – follow at your own risk!) We are on … Continue reading

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