Many regular followers  of site hiking portion have requested ordered trip log in order to be informed about recent adventures, so here it is starting with January 2021.  Logs are grouped on annual basis.  Select the year you wish to see the Log for;  Click the link in Trip Column to view Trip Photo or Full Report

 

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Hiking Trip Log 2022

Trip Date Section Comment
Torrey Pines Jan 1 USA :: San Diego Best beach hike anytime, anywhere.  Full Pictorial
Bernardo Bay Jan 2 USA :: San Diego Wonderful Lake Hodges East Shore, once daily RB routine
Iron Mountain Jan 3 USA :: San Diego Return to old favorite via Ramona Lookout for Summit Sunset
Kwaay Paay Jan 6 USA :: San Diego Short jaunt to 4th highest peak in Mission. Hazy Sunset
South Lake Hodges Jan 9 USA :: San Diego Piedras Pintadas then rough South shore trail to Fletcher Point
Mount Woodson Jan 11 USA :: San Diego Blue Sky / Lake Poway loop.  Amazing Sunset colors on top
Mount Soledad Jan 13 USA :: San Diego Short Jaunt to Fab La Jolla Viewpoint
Penasquitos Canyon Jan 16 USA :: San Diego North / South loop with Wagon Wheel and Carson Crossings
Mount Cuyamaca Jan 21 USA :: San Diego Loop via Azalea Spring.  Snowy San Jacinto view from the top
Fletcher Point Jan 23 USA :: San Diego Hike up Del Dios Gorge from S4.  Lost trail / bad bushwack going in.  Fantastic Views - new favorite Hodges spot
Laguna - Garnet Peak Jan 30 USA :: San Diego First time in Laguna. Walk on Pacific Crest Trail from Penny Pines, followed by easy ascent of Garnet Peak. 
Bernardo Mountain Feb 2 USA :: San Diego Classic Hodges Viewpoint. Smog from L.A area ruined views
Laguna - Sunset Trail Feb 4 USA :: San Diego Rolling Hills, Alpine Meadows and Lakes.  And brutally cold!
Big Laguna Loop Feb 7 USA :: San Diego Full sweep of Big Laguna Trail.  Meadows on steroids
Mt. Fortuna Feb 10 USA :: San Diego N/S Fortuna in Mission with loop return via Perimeter Trail
Hodges Coast To Crest Feb 13 USA :: San Diego Hodges North to Boat Launch Overlook.  Bye for this time
Tijuana Estuary Feb 17 USA :: San Diego Bird Sanctuary with good views to Mexico.  Noisy marine base
Lake Ramona - Lake Poway Feb 18 USA :: San Diego Peaceful Lake Ramona.  Bird dinner show at Lake Poway
Torrey Pines Feb 19 USA :: San Diego So long!
Ryan Mountain Feb 21 USA :: Joshua Tree Windy, but beautiful day in Joshua. Last US Winter 21/22 Hike
Hermit of Inglismaldie Mar 9 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Stumbled on Billy Carver log cabin built in 1910 at south side of Johnson Lake
Grotto Creek Canyon Mar 11 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Snowdrifts in upper canyon.  Night Ice Climber show on return!
Chester Lake Mar 22 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Annual boot-up, including Elephant Rocks.  Total solitude
Lake Louise Mar 23 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Avalanche prevented Teahouse hike.  Nice frozen waterfalls
Jura Creek Mar 29 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Breaking new boots; made it halfway up Loder descent route
Sulphur Grind Apr 1 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Boot up & free Download.  Cold and Windy. Sulphur Mtn page
Lesueur Creek and Ridge Apr 6 Canadian Rockies :: Alberta Foothills Road Washout forced change of plans.  Great ridgewalk and view of Ghost area Peaks
Barrier Lookout - Jewell Pass Apr 18 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Loop return via Jewell Pass with nice view of frozen Jewell Falls.  Full Barrier Page
Molar Meadows Apr 24 Canadian Rockies :: Icefields Snowshoe to Ridge system between North/South Molar Passes.  Bomber Bluebird in total Solitude!
Seventy Buck - Eagle Hill Apr 29 Canadian Rockies :: Alberta Foothills Steep but short hike up to Seventy Buck viewpoint extended with Eagle Hill / loop valley return
Hummingbird Plume May 12 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Marmot Waterfalls mostly ice free.  Descended on "Balam" from the Lookout.   Full report
McGillivray Canyon May 16 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Turned back just above the Chokestone.  Much potential for further exploring in upper Canyon
Doorjamb - Loder - Jura May 26 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Great friction slab scrambling on Doorjamb Ridge.  Loop return from Loder/Goat Saddle to Jura Creek
Grotto via Carter Buttress Jun 1 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Snow Squall on East Ridge.  Hardest of 4 Grotto routes
Opal Ridge South Jun 9 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Overcast sky.  Too much snow for Grizzly Creek Loop Return
Skogan/McGillivray - Pigeon East Jun 19 Canadian Rockies :: Canmore / Bow Valley Skogan powerline to McGillivray Pass trail, then loop back via Pigeon East Summit.  Great Views!  Full Pigeon Report
Solstice Lake Jun 26 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Bushwhack to rarely visited alpine cirque below Spectral Peak. Blew tire cycling Cascade Fireroad.  Advanced trip
Packenham Junior Jun 30 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Quick jaunt to grassy hill between King Creek Ridge and Grizzly Peak.  Fairly steep upper part, but great views
Ships Prow July 9 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Evening scramble from Smith-Dorrien.  Fab light on descent!
Forty Mile July 11 - 13 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise 2 Night FM19 basecamp.  Fantastic alpine at 40 Mile Summit + rarely visited Sawback and Rainbow Lakes. Huge griz at FM10 hiking in.  Main Sawback Trail Page
Rawson Ridge July 19 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Return to old favorite.  Roadside grizzly driving up.
Devon Lakes Aug 6 - 8 Canadian Rockies :: Icefields In via Mosquito col, then explored Devon basin with light pack.  Scrambled high saddle above upper Devon Lake - Deluc basin crossover.   Full Devon Page
Iceline Aug 17 Canadian Rockies :: Yoho Loop return via Little Yoho.  Hazy, but still Rockies classic
Snow Peak Aug 30 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Non-technical evening ascent above Burstall Pass with great views.  Horror drive on ever worsening Spray Road
Helena Ridge Sep 10 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Smoke/Haze changed plan.  Explored Helena south on return
Lineham Ridge Sep 15 Canadian Rockies :: Kananaskis Great Ridgewalk in South Highwood. Turned around at base of scramble part. Lovely views despite Wildfire Haze
Fossil Mountain Sep 22 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Annual Skoki Trip.  Lose upper part, great summit views
O'Hara - Little Odaray Sep 27 Canadian Rockies :: Yoho Terrific moderate scramble.  Larches entering prime
Walking on Sunshine Oct 6 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Annual Sunshine Meadows visit.  Very busy access road and hazy.  On return looped via Simpson Pass / Healy trail
St. Piran Oct 12 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Loop descent via Lake Agnes.  Louise still brutally busy
Bastion Ridge Oct 19 Canadian Rockies :: Alberta Foothills Most adventurous trip of the year.  Cycle Ghost river to Valley of the Birds, steep ascent and best ridgewalk in a long time
Plain of Six Glaciers Nov 11 Canadian Rockies :: Banff - Louise Teahouse Walk Tradition.  Trail broken, Louise half frozen

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