2014 (Major) Hike Log


In the past, I’ve kept very detailed logs of all of my hikes and training. With a 2 year old in the house, I feel lucky when I’m just able to get out;  I have a hard time sitting down to log everything afterwards.

I spent some time looking through my pictures & emails and I have complied list of the major hikes I completed in 2014. Some of my local training hikes are listed also, but I know some are missing. I have no record of the training I did in the gym (Fartlek/Interval training on the exercise bike or stair climber).

Here is an interactive map showing a GPS track of the hikes I completed. Immediately below the map, I have included the following when available:

    • Photos and/or a Trip Report
    • Link to a GPS Track on an (full page) interactive map
    • (Geek) Stats for the hike

2014 GPS Tracks
  1. Whitewater Preserve
  2. Santa Rosa Plateau
  3. Ski Hut Trail 
  4. Prado Lane
  5. Carey’s Castle
  6. Blue Mtn 
  7. Skyline Trail
  8. Blue Mtn
  9. Black Mtn 
  10. Cirque Pk
  11. Mono Pass
  12. Devil’s Postpile
  13. Mt. Whitney
  14. Misc
  15. Mt. Dana
  16. Black Mtn 
  17. Clouds Rest
  18. Harwood & Baldy 
  19. Gilbert Lake
  20. Trail Camp 
  21. Blue Mtn
  22. Blue Mtn 
  23. Blue Mtn 
  24. Ski Hut Trail
  25. Register Ridge 
  26. Blue Mtn
  27. Running Springs
  28. Wonderland of Rocks


2014 Detailed Hike Log

    1. 02.01.14: Whitewater Preserve
      Photos & Trip Report (coming soon!)
      GPS Track
      Distance: 8.15 miles RT || Duration: 4h 04m || Elevation Change: ±1200′ || Average Incline: ~5%  || Max Elevation: 3,085′ || Difficulty: Easy
    2. 02.08.14: Santa Rosa Plateau
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 10.2 mile loop || Duration: 3h 51m || Elevation Change: ±1,405′ || Average Incline: ~5%  || Max Elevation: 2,078′ || Difficulty: Easy
    3. 03.01.14: Manker’s Flat to San Antonio Ski Hut
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (blue line )
      Distance: 5.41 miles RT || Duration: 3h 57m || Elevation Change: ±2,287′ || Average Incline: ~15%  || Max Elevation: 8,241′ || Difficulty: Strenuous
    4. 03.08.14: Training Hike – Prado Lane
      GPS Track
      Distance: 4.4 mile loop || Duration: 1h 30m || Elevation Change: ±1075′
    5. 03.15.14: Carey’s Castle
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 9.0 miles RT || Duration: 4h 30m || Elevation Change: ±1367′ || Average Incline: ~5%  || Max Elevation: 3,083′ || Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
    6. 03.22.14: Training Hike – Blue Mountain (Ascent & Descent Shortcut 1)
      Photos
      GPS Track (blue line )
      Distance: 2.6 miles RT || Duration: 2h 11m || Elevation Change: ±956′ || Average Incline: ~16%
    7. 03.29.14: Skyline Trail (slow pace)
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 11.2 mile ascent || Duration: 9h 08m || Elevation Change: ±8,004′ || Average Incline: ~13.5%  || Max Elevation: 8,514′ || Difficulty: Strenuous
    8. 04.05.14: Training Hike – Blue Mountain (Sunrise Hike, Ascent & Descent Shortcut 1)
      Photos
      GPS Track (orange line )
      Distance: 2.6 miles RT || Duration: 0h 59m || Elevation Change: ±956′ || Average Incline: ~16%
    9. 05.03.14: Black Mountain (No summit, exploratory hike)
      GPS Track (blue line )
      Distance: 4.0 miles || Duration: 2h 06m ||Elevation Change: ±1450′ || Average Incline: ~13%
    10. 05.17-18.14: Cirque Peak
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 15.1 mi || Duration: 13h 25m (not including time @ camp) || Elevation Change: ±2945′, 3500′ climbing || Max Elevation: 12,900 ft || Difficulty: Very Strenuous (top 3 as of 5/18/14)
    11. 06.02.14: Mono Pass
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 10+ mi || Duration: ~6 hrs || Elevation Change: ±2100+′|| Max Elevation: 10,834 ft || Difficulty: Easy
    12. 06.02.14: Devil’s Postpile
    13. 06.03-04.14: Mt. Whitney Overnight
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (blue line )
      Distance: 20.8 mi || Duration: ~15 hrs (not including time @ camp) || Elevation Change: ±6100+′ || Max Elevation: 14,505 ft ||Difficulty: Very Strenuous
    14. 06.28.14: Black Mountain & Whitewater Canyon
      Notes: Started on Black Mountain Trail, but it is was too steep for my hiking partner. After leaving BMT, we logged a few miles at Whitewater Canyon.
      Distance: ~5 miles total
    15. 07.19.14: Mt. Dana
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 5.83 miles RT || Duration: 5h 33m || Elevation Change: ±3200′ || Max Elevation: 13,061′ || Difficulty: Very Strenuous
    16. 7.26.14: Black Mountain Trail
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (orange line )
      Distance: 8.87 miles RT || Duration: 4h 40m || Elevation Change: ±3182′ || Average Incline: ~13%  || Max Elevation: 7,7600′ || Difficulty: Strenuous
    17. 08.10.14: Cloud’s Rest
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 13.3 miles RT || Duration: 6h 58m || Elevation Change: ±1760′ || Average Incline: ~6%  || Max Elevation: 9,930′ || Difficulty: Strenuous
    18. 8.23.14: Mt. Harwood & Mt. Baldy via Register Ridge
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (orange)
      Distance: 7.18 mile loop || Duration: 5h 45m || Elevation Change: ±3,900′ || Average Incline: 25% on ascent || Max Elevation: 10,069′ || Difficulty: Very Strenuous
    19. 09.06.14: Onion Valley to Gilbert Lake
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (coming soon!)
      Distance: 4.5 miles RT || Elevation Change: ±~1525′ ‘ || Average Incline: 12%|| Max Elevation: 10,400’ || Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous (slept @ 1k above sea level)
    20. 09.08.14: Main Mt. Whitney Trail to Trail Camp
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (orange line )
      Distance: 13.7 miles RT || Elevation Change: ±3,710′ || Average Incline: 10%  || Max Elevation: 12,000′ || Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous (bad weather)
    21. 10.18.14: Family Hike – Blue Mountain (Road Ascent & Descent)
      Distance: 3.78 miles RT || Elevation Change: ±956′ || Average Incline: ~9% || Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous (45 lb pack)
    22. 12.06.14: Training Hike – Blue Mountain (Shortcut 1 Ascent, Road Descent)
      GPS Track (green )
      Distance: 2.95 miles RT || Duration: 1h 08m || Elevation Change: ±956′ || Average Incline: ~15%
    23. 12.13.14: Training Hike – Blue Mountain Quick Loop (no summit)
      GPS Track (pink line )
      Distance: 1.82 miles RT || Duration: 45m || Elevation Change: ±600′ || Average Incline: ~19%  || Difficulty: Strenuous
    24. 12.13.14 (afternoon): Family Hike – Ski Hut Trail 
      Photos & Trip Report
      Distance: ~4 miles RT || Duration: ~4 hrs || Difficulty: Moderate – Strenuous (55 lb pack)
    25. 12.18.14: Register Ridge (no summit)
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track (green )
      Distance: 4.0 miles RT || Duration: 4h 34m || Elevation Change: ±2,245′ || Average Incline: ~20%  || Max Elevation: 9,238′ || Difficulty: Strenuous
    26. 12.20.14: Family Hike – Blue Mountain
      Photos & Trip Report
      Distance:  2.95 miles RT || Elevation Change: ±956′ || Average Incline: ~15% || Difficulty: Moderate
    27. 12.21.14: Gear Testing – Running Springs
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Gear Review
      Distance: 2.8 mile loop || Duration: 1h 31m || Elevation Change: ±780′ || Average Incline: ~10%
    28. 12.27.14: Wonderland of Rocks Traverse
      Photos & Trip Report
      GPS Track
      Distance: 15 mile loop || Duration: 8h 58m || Elevation Change: ±2,277′ || Difficulty: Very Strenuous (Class 2 & 3 scrambling

2 Responses

    • TheHikingGeek

      Thanks Doug. It was a fun/interesting project putting all of this together.