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Heike Rodriguez: 3-DAY FINISHER 2018 3-Peak Challenge

 

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About Your Experience:

"It was an amazing journey spent with new friends on one of the hikes, solitarily on the second hike, and with my daughter and a friend on the third hike. I was happy to see new growth on San G's South Fork trail after the fire destroyed it a few years ago. It was very peaceful on San J during the week, so that I spotted a beautiful deer and her fawn. And reaching the peak of my favorite Mount Baldy was more exhilarating than ever before, considering I was pretty tired after hiking three consecutive days, which I've never done before in my life."

Challenge Highlight:

"Eating my chocolate macadamia nut cookie at the final trailhead. It's all I thought about during the final few miles."

Favorite Gear:

"My camera is my customary favorite essential piece of hiking gear. But my new poles came in really handy during the final hike down from the summit of Baldy, when my legs felt like rubber. So it's a tie between the two items."

 

San Jacinto:

jacinto summit

What Trail Did You Hike: Tram to the peak
Date at Trailhead: 9-4-18
Time at Trailhead: 10:27am
Date at Summit: 9-4-18
Time at Summit: 12:44pm
Date at Trail End: 9-4-18
Time at Trail End: 3:40pm

 

San Gorgonio:

San Gorgonio

What Trail Did You Hike: South Fork
Date at Trailhead: 9-3-18
Time at Trailhead: 7:13am
Date at Summit: 9-3-18
Time at Summit: 12:11pm
Date at Trail End: 9-3-18
Time at Trail End: 4:45pm

 

Mt. Baldy:

baldy summit

What Trail Did You Hike: Ski Hut/Devil's Backbone
Date at Trailhead: 9-5-18
Time at Trailhead: 9:06am
Date at Summit: 9-5-18
Time at Summit: 12:28pm
Date at Trail End: 9-5-18
Time at Trail End: 3:51pm

The Thrill of Victory
The Thrill of Victory!

What pain? I feel great!
What pain? I feel great!

 

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