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Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby schmalz » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:52 am

I'm interested in doing some slightly more ambitious hikes during the winter months, such as San Gorgonio summits etc. Ideally, I would prefer to not do this alone. So, I'm reaching out and hoping that maybe someone else is in a similar position. Send me a PM if you'd like to discuss further.



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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby schmalz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Bumping for the 2014 season.

I'm planning on dusting off my winter gear and doing a big dayhike from Crystal Lake to Baden Powell and back on Saturday. It'd be much safer to have someone tag along, so if anyone is interested, let's do it.
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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:13 pm

Schmalz

When we met when you were heading up toward Pine Creek Pass I thought you had the perfect hiking partner, at least much better than mine. :D

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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby schmalz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:22 pm

Absolutely. I couldn't ask more anything more. Callie will even carry a beer up for me no questions asked.

However, in the case of trekking out into the snow by myself, I think Callie is more of a liability than an extra layer of security. That doesn't stop me from taking her, but my wife and I would feel better if I had an actual person accompany me on my more ambitious adventures.
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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby oldranger » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:18 am

Carry beer. Ah, Mark?

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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby sparky » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:19 am

I don't have any snow gear, but am up for the desert whenever. What part if so cal are you? Murrieta here. There's good winter backpacking in San moteo wilderness too...keep it on your radar.
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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby schmalz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:56 am

I live in Altadena, so I hit up the San Gabriels frequently when the conditions are right.

I will also be doing some winter hikes in the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto wilderness this season... hopefully.
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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby schmalz » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:11 am

Speaking of the perfect hiking partner, I managed to get this pic of Callie on our first snow hike of the season.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 68652bb585
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Re: Looking for a winter snow hiking partner in SoCal

Postby overheadx2 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:19 pm

I just saw this, and I might be your man. I just picked up my micro spikes and snow shoes. Hiked Mt Bliss 2 weekends ago with my wife and dog and am planning on Muir peak by your house this weekend. My wife will often go with me depending on the mileage. My dog usually goes. shes well behaved and obedient. I don't hike fast, about 2 miles per hour up hill and 2.5 down (roughly). Lets do one and see if it works. Phil
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