Living in a metropolis, many people have no idea how many great hikes are available right here in our backyard. One of my goals for SoCal Hiker is to correct that misunderstanding. But my primary goal is selfish-service. I will be developing a resource of favorite local hikes and backpack trips, complete with advice, tips, trip reports, checklists and “how-to.” I’d like to create printable trip packs that give you trailhead directions, a trail map, and all the extra details that make the hike more enjoyable.
In addition, I’ll be using SoCal Hiker to collect all the information pertaining to my upcoming John Muir Trail hike in August 2010. I’ll be including training, gear lists, menu planning, scheduling, permit information and all the details. I need to do this for myself anyway, and figured that others might be able to leverage this knowledge as well, so why not share it here?
If you have feedback, ideas or suggestions for SoCal Hiker, please leave me a comment.