The Six Pack of Peaks is a challenge started by SoCal Hiker to tackle the six highest mountain peaks in Southern California within a calendar year. Many hikers use the six-pack to train for climbing Mt. Whitney; others, like me, do it just for fun.
When I got sober last year, hiking was a big part of my recovery; having this challenge to look forward to, plan around, and ultimately, track my progress against (turns out I'm a WAY stronger hiker when I don't drink margaritas the night before) gave me some of the happiest, proudest, most rewarding days early in my sobriety.
This year, I'd love to share this exhilarating experience! I plan on starting with two training hikes - Mt. Lukens and Mt. Baden Powell - and then following with the official hikes in the order that SoCal Hiker suggests: Mt. Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mt. Baldy (proper name, Mt. San Antonio), San Bernardino Peak, Mt. San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio Peak.
Each hike will have it's own event tab and sign-up. Sign-up is required, so that I can manage headcount and share exact start times. For the safety of the group, start times will not be posted publicly, but, for planning purposes, all hikes will start early in the morning. Guests are allowed, however please limit 1 guest per person. Guests do not have to be sober, but there will be no drinking on the hike.
The first three hikes are currently scheduled and I'll be scheduling the remaining hikes over the next few weeks and months, with the goal to finish by October. Don't worry if you can't make them all - I hope you'll attend as many or as few that fit your schedule! You can see all hikes currently scheduled here.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an official hiking guide and just hike for fun. All hikers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of their guests, have some outdoors experience, and bring the 10 Essentials along on every hike.