If you’ve the title of this blog post, you’ll know that I have a route! I am planing on going on about a 10 mile, 2 day trip. I was originally planning on doing a slightly longer trip but due to the fact that I’ve never gone backing or hiked that long carrying almost ⅕ of my body weight I thought it would be best to start with something a little less daunting. On the first day, I plan to get dropped off at Red Box in the San Gabriel* mountains then hike from there to Strawberry Meadows which circumnavigates Strawberry Peak. On the first the day I will travel about 4.7 miles with an 877 foot elevation gain. On the second day, I will continue with about 535 feet of climbing and another 4.7 miles to Switzer Falls which where I will be picked up! Also, an advantage of this route is that due to snow melt I won’t have to carry much water because I can just filter the water available which will cut down my pack weight considerably.