Category Archives: Spring

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

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  • 100% Nylon
  • Imported
  • Snap on Sun Skirt
  • Snap on Sun Skirt
  • Features a supplex nylon
  • Convertible design, light fabric, removable sun skirt snaps to bill and covers mesh for total protection
  • UPF 30+, TransAction headband for comfort and moisture management, mesh side panels aid ventilation


Hiking Down Devil Slide Trail after a May snow storm 2015


Petzl QUARK ice tool-axe w/GripRest

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Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

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  • Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick’s curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Weight: 437g, 15 ozHead: Head, Spike: Stainless steelShaft: Aluminum


Whitewater Preserve: Pacific Crest Trail to Red Dome — Greene Adventures


As Southern California hikers, we know that there are good hikes for summer (shaded or near the coast), and hikes that can only be done in the winter–especially some of those out in the desert.  One of our favorite hikes last year was one of those “winter hikes”, Devil’s Punchbowl and Devil’s Chair, out near Palmdale in the High Desert.  We’d hoped to get in some more desert hikes this winter, but the unseasonably warm/hot temperatures have actually forced us to hit the coast three different times since November!  Finally a few weeks ago, temperatures were projected to be low enough to head out to a desert hike we’ve been wanting to get to since before last summer–Whitewater Preserve, between Banning and Palm Springs, off I-10, past the Morongo Casino.

Whitewater Preserve: Pacific Crest Trail to Red Dome — Greene Adventures.