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Shangri-LA



Joined: 15 Nov 2015
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Location: Pasadena

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Hi, my name is Mike, I'm 38 years old living in Pasadena with my wife and 2 kids.

I grew up in northern California and have been deeply involved in the outdoors most of my life. I started raft guiding at age 17, leading backpacking trips in college at UCSB, and did some very remote graduate fieldwork in the Oregon Cascades.

I'm a Geography professor, which is what brought me to the LA area in 2009. I've been living in Pasadena and exploring the cismontane transverse ranges as much as possible.

I'm one of a pretty small number of people that whitewater kayak in the San Gabriels, and although the last few years have not provided much opportunity, I have a few first descents in mind this winter.

Any creeks you can think of that are kayakable, feel free to pm me.
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Shangri-LA



Joined: 15 Nov 2015
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Location: Pasadena

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And although it isn't anywhere near as nice as some of the more remote parts of the SG's, here is the section near the mouth of the canyon


https://youtu.be/_Bzwz0yIFC4
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Billy Ray



Joined: 18 Jan 2016
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Location: Pasadena

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: "Looking Good Billy Ray! Feeling Good Louis!"  If you get this quote you'll get the name.  

Age: 32

Me: I have always loved the outdoors since I was a kid.  I was born and raised here in socal but growing up I spent a lot of time in MT & ID in the summers with family.  I enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, snowboarding & other outdoor/mountain fun.  I also appreciate the finer things in life like eating, sleeping and reading wikipedia for hours.
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psykokid



Joined: 18 Mar 2016
Posts: 48


Location: San Gabriel

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Jake

Age: 39

Grew up just south of St. Louis. Did a lot of fishing, hunting and camping growing up. Did some day hiking here and there after I moved to the area in 98.

Last summer I hiked White Mtn Peak with a friend on the open gate day at the end of July. I thought I was in decent shape, I thought wrong. Summited but it was a struggle. After that I started getting out and hiking the Mt. Wilson trail in the morning before work a few days during the week and hiking out of Chantry Flats on the weekends. With those morning hikes and a few others thrown in for giggles ( Islip to Baden Powell, Horseshoe Meadows to Mt. Langley via Cottonwood Lakes for example) I manged to rack up 300 miles on trail by the end of 2015. In doing this I had doubled my average pace from when I started (from 2 to 4 mph, avg) and dropped about 40 lbs of weight.

I've been slacking the first few months of 2016, I've only logged around 40 miles on trail thusfar, mostly on hikes with my son's boy scout troop. Time to get off my duff and get back to it Smile
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Sean
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Joined: 27 Jul 2011
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Location: Monterey Park, CA

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Jake! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. I also dropped a few pounds while going up and down the Wilson Trail. I even did the Wilson Trail Race once, fell on the way down, and nearly tumbled off the side. Not my proudest moment.
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Matt.Kuzkina



Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Hi everyone Reply with quote

My name is Ray, age 35.

I have been hiking in the area since my USC days, that is 16 years ago. Love these mountains. I have not done much snow climbing/hiking. Plan is to climb Rainier in an year or so, so it is time to learn those self arrest skills !
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JeffH



Joined: 28 Nov 2010
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Location: Claremont

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Ray.
Finally have some snow to work with, the last few years have been pretty dry.
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robow8



Joined: 12 Oct 2016
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Location: Fontana

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is Rob, and I'm an old fart (59). Started backpacking in Scouts in the 70s, as a Scout leader took boys out in the 80s. Hoegees, Oakwilde, Gabrielino trail; we went all over the place. Life got in the way until a few years ago when me and my wife started backpacking again. We love getting out, and spend a week every year up in the Sierra.
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Sean
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Location: Monterey Park, CA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robow8 wrote:
My name is Rob, and I'm an old fart (59). Started backpacking in Scouts in the 70s, as a Scout leader took boys out in the 80s. Hoegees, Oakwilde, Gabrielino trail; we went all over the place. Life got in the way until a few years ago when me and my wife started backpacking again. We love getting out, and spend a week every year up in the Sierra.


Hi, Rob. Do you have any pics of Oakwilde from the '70s or '80s?


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