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! We'll start with two training hikes - Mt. Lukens and Mt. Baden Powell - and then follow 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.