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Monday, 4/1, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken to cache. Pretty day.


Sunday, 3/31, Ride 12.2 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 50 minutes. Not busy on Easter Sunday.


Saturday, 3/30, Ride 8.3 miles

Downtown loop in chilly light rain taking 35 minutes.


Wednesday, 3/27, Ride 10.6 miles

Canyon Corridor taking 44 minutes.


Sunday, 3/24, Ride 11.5 miles

Airport/downtown loop taking 50 minutes.


Saturday, 3/23, Ride 11.3 miles

Andreas Hills loop taking 44 minutes.


Friday, 3/22, Araby trail

Hike Araby trail. Nice day. Trail not too busy.


Thursday, 3/21, Ride 12.7 miles

Canyon Corridor taking 54 minutes.


Wednesday, 3/20, Garstin trail

Hike Garstin lollypop. Lots of grasses but no mustard. Also lots of hikers.


Monday, 3/18, Henderson loop

Hike Henderson trail (CW) loop.


Sunday, 3/17, Ride 12 miles

City loop taking 50 minutes.


Saturday, 3/16, Ride 12.6 miles

Andreas Hills loop taking 51 minutes. 85 cars at Oswit and 33 at Garstin TH due to Indian Canyons closed for Milanovich charity hike.


Wednesday, 3/13, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken trail with Kai. Always so good to hike with Kai.


Monday, 3/11, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken trail. Pulled some mustard but need to return to remove more.


Sunday, 3/10, Ride 11.4 miles

City loop taking 46 minutes.


Saturday, 3/9, Ride 10.4 miles

Downtown/city loop taking 42 minutes.


Friday, 3/8, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken to cache. Pulled some small mustard but not bad so far.


Wednesday, 3/6, Ride 11 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 43 minutes. Chat with Jeanette at tollgate.


Tuesday, 3/5, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Friday, 3/1, Oswit Canyon

Hike Oswit Canyon to second boulder. Very green with grasses but so far not much mustard.


Wednesday, 2/28, Shannon trail

Shannon trail to Araby Pt. 5500 steps.


Wednesday, 2/22, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken. On way down near the top slipped and had a pretty hard fall bruising and scraping up my right arm/elbow/shoulder. Also bumped my head. But no broken bones and was able to walk out and drive home okay. 5300 steps.


Monday, 2/19, Ride 10 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 37 minutes.


Sunday, 2/18, Ride 11.9 miles

Downtown/canyon loop taking 48 minutes.


Saturday, 2/17, Ride 18.5 miles

Borrego Springs loop with Janice taking 1 hour 15 minutes. Good ride but so many offroaders east of park along S22. And so much dust. Ugh.


Wednesday, 2/14, Araby trail

Hike Araby trail. When i arrived only one car parked at trailhead. Some fresh graffiti near start by the trailer park but none higher up. Passed a large group of 12 uphill hikers on my way down plus some other smaller groups. Parking was overflowing when i got back to trailhead. Glad i started early. 8700 steps.


Monday, 2/12, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken to cache. 6600 steps.


Sunday, 2/11, Ride 10 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 37 minutes.


Saturday, 2/10, Ride 11.2 miles

City loop taking 46 minutes. Tour de Palm Springs in progress.


Friday, 2/9, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken. Party cloudy and a bit cool. 5200 steps.


Sunday, 2/4, Ride 10.4 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 41 minutes.


Saturday, 2/3, Ride 14 miles

Las Palmas/city loop taking 1 hour.


Monday, 1/29, Shannon trail

Shannon trail to Araby Pt. 5600 steps.


Sunday, 1/28, Ride 12 miles

City loop taking 50 minutes.


Saturday, 1/27, Ride 10.3 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 38 minutes.


Wednesday, 1/24, Ride 8.9 miles

Canyon Corridor loop taking 36 minutes.


Sunday, 1/21, Ride 8.5 miles

City loop taking 35 minutes.


Saturday, 1/20, Ride 10.8 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 44 minutes.


Thursday, 1/18, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken. 5250 steps.


Monday, 1/15, Oswit Canyon

Hike Oswit short loop. 3000 steps.


Sunday, 1/14, Ride 8.8 miles

Easy loop taking 35 minutes.


Saturday, 1/13, Ride 11.2 miles

Andreas Hills loop taking 40 minutes.


Friday, 1/12, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken. Abbreviated hike. 4700 steps.


Sunday, 1/7, Ride 12 miles

Downtown/city loop taking 50 minutes.


Saturday, 1/6, Ride 10.5 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 41 minutes.


Thursday, 1/4, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken. Pretty day. 6050 steps.


Monday, 1/1, Ride 9.9 miles

City loop taking 41 minutes.



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