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Wednesday, 2/20, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon trail taking 1 hour 15 minutes. Pull up quite a bit of mustard along middle section.


Tuesday, 2/19, Oswit Canyon

Hike Oswit Canyon to upper stream crossing. Good flow of water at the upper crossing and through the stone pools. Even a small flow at the lower crossing.


Saturday, 2/16, Ride 7.6 miles - Track

Ride cut short by flat tire 4 miles out. 31 minutes.


Friday, 2/15, Ride 12 miles - Track

City loop checking flood damage taking 54 minutes.


Thursday, 2/14, Rain!

Heavy rain all day receiving approx 4" at home. All washes are flowing heavily.


Tuesday, 2/12, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken taking 1 hour 12 minutes. A group from the Friends of the Desert Mountains was doing some trail work and graffiti eradication. Thank you!


Monday, 2/11, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 15 minutes.


Thursday, 2/7, Oswit geocache

Hike to my Cahuilla (GC3D4) geocache in Oswit Canyon.


Wednesday, 2/6, Oswit pictographs

Hike to Oswit Canyon pictographs.


Tuesday, 2/5, Garstin trail

Hike Garstin trail to West Pt taking 55 minutes.


Sunday, 2/3, Ride 10 miles - Track

City loop taking 41 minutes.


Friday, 2/1, Shannon graffiti

Work on removing some Shannon trail graffiti with Andy Hollinger's help.


Thursday, 1/31, South Lykken through hike

Hike South Lykken from Oswit through to Mesquite taking 1 hour 48 minutes car-to-car. Lots of people on trail near the start but had trail mostly to myself later on. Nice hike.


Wednesday, 1/30, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon trail to Smoketree Pt taking 1 hour 12 minutes. Mustard so far not too bad this year.


Sunday, 1/27, Ride 12.2 miles - Track

Andreas Hills out-and-back taking 46 minutes.


Saturday, 1/26, Ride 11.5 miles - Track

City loop taking 47 minutes.


Friday, 1/25, Palm Canyon, Wentworth, Vandeventer loop

Hike Palm Canyon, Wentworth, Vandeventer loop via Potato Head Wash taking 2 hours. Beautiful bright clear day. No other hikers on the loop although the canyon was busy.


Wednesday, 1/23, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken taking 49 minutes.


Tuesday, 1/22, North Lykken lollipop

Hike North Lykken lollipop taking 1 hour 16 minutes. Breezy and a bit cool. Hardly anyone on trail.


Sunday, 1/20, Ride 13.2 miles - Track

Little Tuscany loop taking 55 minutes.


Saturday, 1/19, Ride 12.2 miles - Track

Tollgate out-and-back taking 47 minutes.


Friday, 1/16, Araby trail

Hike Araby trail taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Need to spray again.


Wednesday, 1/16, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken to Tahquitz Pt in the fog taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Small band of sheep at the point.


Sunday, 1/13, Ride 14.2 miles - Track

City loop taking 57 minutes. Feels good to be on bike again.


Thursday, 1/10, Garstin trail

Hike Garstin trail to Smoketree Mtn taking 1 hour 11 minutes.


Wednesday, 1/9, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon trail to Smoketree Pt taking 1 hour 8 minutes.


Tuesday, 1/8, Descanso trail

Hike Descanso trail to Lykken and back. First hike of 2019. Feels good to be out hiking after being sick.



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