We were familiar with Zion and Bryce National Parks, but Becky and I had always wanted to see more of Utah. Bec especially wanted to see the Grand Canyon. We had heard about The Grand Circle of National Parks, and after getting a book and a map from Amazon, decided to do this trip for our vacation this year.
Probably not many of us will be setting world records well into our 80s. Still, for those who want to make that a goal, Ed Whitlock is an example of how to do it. At 85, the Canadian runner ran a Toronto marathon in under four hours, breaking a world record…
As I made my way past the first few miles, I saw great views of Iron Mountain and the San Antonio Ridge, one of the most difficult routes in Southern California to hike. There’s not much of a trailhead, just a tiny sign indicating you have entered Sheep Mountain Wilderness. This is where is gets hard.
When journalist Michael Mosley went to the London Marathon, he was astounded at the nearly 36,000 bodies of all shapes and sizes who had come to tackle the 26-mile course. A whopping 7,000 runners were in their 50s, and a handful were in their 80s or older…
Final Score: Condor Peak-1, Manny Castaneda and Bryan Feller-0. Our goal was to summit Condor Peak near Tujunga, but the peak had other plans. The hike started out following a picturesque canyon gorge with a creek flowing through it. We had shade from the early
Sitton Peak is at 3,273 feet of elevation and is located in the Cleveland National Forest between San Juan Capistrano and Lake Elsinore. This 9-mile path passes through a series of junctions joining other trails. Eventually, it ends in a really steep last quarter mile to a summit with fantastic views of the ocean.
The Old Mount Baldy Trail starts at Baldy Village instead of Manker Flats. This is a very strenuous 13-mile out and back scenic trail gains that 5,750′ of elevation and tops out at 10,069′. It starts out steep, then gradually eases as you gain altitude. If you’ve done the standard routes on Baldy, this is a step up in challenge.
On October 26, 2017, Dale Sanders, who you might recognize by his trail name of Grey Beard, became the oldest man to complete the entire Appalachian Trail in one calendar year. He was 82 years old…
Bec and I were looking to get up in the snow for the afternoon and Baden-Powell was the obvious choice. I had been in the area the week before and I noticed the upper mountain had good snow on it. The trail doesn’t have any exposure and it’s not too steep. t’s the perfect half day hike.
When asked why he climbed Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it was there.” The quote made headlines worldwide and became a trademark statement among mountaineers for generations. Not to minimize Mallory’s achievement, but this is one of the most moronic statements ever made.
When we got to the summit, we could see 100 miles in every direction. Unfortunately, the wind was gusting hard and the temperature was still close to 35 degrees. We spent 10 minutes up there enjoying the view, shot a little video, then headed back down to warmer temps.
Ninety-four-year-old George Evans of South Wales, U.K., has been active his entire life. Orphaned at 12, he took up dance at 14, worked as a locomotive fireman during World War II and was an avid swimmer. Today, Evans, who lost his wife and lifelong dance