Tollgate out-and-back taking 42 minutes.
Hike east from Cathedral Canyon with Jim Stephens. Wildflowers at peak bloom. 6 miles taking 2 hours 40 minutes.
Hike North Lykken lollipop taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Bright clear cool day with lots of lupine and not much mustard. Only a few cars at trailhead and not many hikers on trail. Except for one annoying guy playing loud music with an agressive dog.
Hike Shannon trail taking 1 hour 20 minutes.
Hike South Lykken taking 52 minutes. Lots of people on trail.
City loop taking 33 minutes.
City loop taking 52 minutes. Flat tire (front) at 9 miles.
Hike Garstin lollipop taking 1 hour 20 minutes. Very windy day but almost no mustard!
Hike Shannon trail doing more pulling and spraying taking 1 hour 30 minutes.
Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 15 minutes. Lots of people on trail plus one big group.
Joshua Tree National Park day trip to Cottonwood bajada wildflowers with Wen, Kai and Sarah. Pretty much at peak bloom.
City loop taking 45 minutes.
Hike Shannon trail pulling and spraying taking almost 2 hours.
Hike Garstin lollipop taking 1 hour 25 minutes. Mustard not too bad. Maybe my efforts from prior years is finally paying off. Lots of people, 4 horses, and 1 dog on trail.
Hike Araby trail pulling and spraying taking 52 minutes. Losing battle.
Hike South Lykken taking 52 minutes.
City loop taking 44 minutes.
Hike Shannon trail taking 1 hour 15 minutes. Pull up a bit of mustard along middle section.
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.
Ride cut short by flat tire 4 miles out. 31 minutes.
City loop checking flood damage taking 54 minutes.
Heavy rain all day receiving approx 4" at home. All washes are flowing heavily.
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!
Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 15 minutes.
Hike to my Cahuilla (GC3D4) geocache in Oswit Canyon.
Hike to Oswit Canyon pictographs.
Hike Garstin trail to West Pt taking 55 minutes.
City loop taking 41 minutes.
Work on removing some Shannon trail graffiti with Andy Hollinger's help.
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.
Hike Shannon trail to Smoketree Pt taking 1 hour 12 minutes. Mustard so far not too bad this year.
Andreas Hills out-and-back taking 46 minutes.
City loop taking 47 minutes.
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.
Hike South Lykken taking 49 minutes.
Hike North Lykken lollipop taking 1 hour 16 minutes. Breezy and a bit cool. Hardly anyone on trail.
Little Tuscany loop taking 55 minutes.
Tollgate out-and-back taking 47 minutes.
Hike Araby trail taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Need to spray again.
Hike Middle Lykken to Tahquitz Pt in the fog taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Small band of sheep at the point.
City loop taking 57 minutes. Feels good to be on bike again.
Hike Garstin trail to Smoketree Mtn taking 1 hour 11 minutes.
Hike Shannon trail to Smoketree Pt taking 1 hour 8 minutes.
Hike Descanso trail to Lykken and back. First hike of 2019. Feels good to be out hiking after being sick.
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