Summary: The 2017 program will be broken up into two groups, Level 1and Level 2. Each Level will have a hiking season (running time) of seven months. Level 1 will be from January to July and Level 2 will be from May to November.  14 total hikes in 2017. Both levels will overlap in May, June and July. During these months, we are hoping to have two hikes. FEE IS $75 FOR LEVEL 1

PLEASE NOTE: Hikers MUST complete the May 7th, Mt. Wilson timed hike pacer qualifier in order to be included into Level 2. Fee is $25 to continue from Level 1 to Level 2, or $75 for Level 2 only with qualification.

L1 Hikes for 2017:

January 8th – Peter’s Canyon Regional Park (4 miles)

February 19th – *Hollywood Sign (4 miles)

March 5th – *~ Echo Mountain (6 miles)

April 30th – Whiting Ranch (7 miles)

May 28th – *Potato Chip Rock (8 miles)

June 18th – *Mt. Baden-Powell (9 miles)

July 9th – *Bridge to Nowhere (11 miles)

Proposed L2 Hikes for 2017: (UPDATED 4/25/17) 

May 7th – *Mt. Wilson (14 miles) – Timed Level 2 qualifier

June 25th – ~Saddleback Peak (16 miles)

July 30th – *Mt. Baldy to Big Iron (16 miles)

August 27th ~ San Gorgonio (18 miles)

September 10 – *Cactus to Clouds (21 miles)

October 13 – 16 GOAL – *Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Day Hike Finale (24 miles)

November – TBD

* – indicates need to travel

~ – indicates a repeat from last year


  • Level 1 – Moderate level  ~ January through July
    • This level will have several sit down chats throughout the program and on hikes to discuss hiking. ex. Hiking style, equipment, fuel and water levels, basic first aid, basic navigation, basic nutrition
    • Approximate distances will be 5-15 miles
    • Elevation change will be kept to a minimum. (less than 2000 feet)
    • Trail type will be easy and open. Not too technical or steep, ascent or descent. Fire road, double track, easy single track.
    • Trail locations will be local.
  • Level 2 – Very Strenuous level ~ May through November
    • This level is designed to be  challenging. We will attempt great distances and high elevation. PLEASE NOTE: Hikers MUST complete the May 7th, Mt. Wilson timed hike pacer in order to be included.
    • Approximate distances will be 12-30 miles.
    • Elevation change (+/-) on some of the peaks will be significant.  5,000’+
    • Trail type can range from easy double track trail to rugged, rock scrambling, bushwhacking, steep ascents and descents and mud.
    • Trail locations will require travel due to topographical needs.
      • Angeles National Forest
      • San Gabriel National Forest
      • San Bernardino National Forest
      • Joshua Tree National Park
    • Group size will have to be limited on some of the National Forest hikes due to permitting. We can only take 12 people on some hikes. RSVPs will be required – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Grand Finale –
    • We hope to complete a Grand Canyon Rim to Rim day hike as our big finale. This is about 21-24 miles long with about 10,000′ elevation change. Estimated timeline would be from south to north rim; leaving at 5am, arriving at north rim before 6pm. Preferred time of year would be mid October. This hike is completely doable and would be a great finish to the 2017 hike challenge.
    • It would require one or two overnight stays, NP permits and a prearranged shuttle service. Group size limited (approx. 12 people)

Fee: $75 per person (only accepting Level 1 at this time)


or click here to pay $15 for a single hike
PLEASE NOTE: The fees above cover scheduled hikes with Adam as our trail guide for the 2017 Hike Challenge. He will lead, inform and prepare the team to get ready and able to accomplish the 2017 hiking goals. PLEASE NOTE: The fees above do NOT cover any  permit, day-use, registration, adventure, national parks passes and/or fees and does not guarantee all planned hikes will be fulfilled due to weather, lottery, participant limits and registration requirements and restrictions. SORRY, NO REFUNDS!


Another BOM hits!

Congratulations to DEBBIE BROWN!


FBBC BOM – Boot Camper of the month for April…..and this is no April fools joke.

Debbie Brown is one extreme BOMshell. Not only is she incredibly beautiful, she is one of the TOUGHEST, yet GENTLEST and most LOVING souls you will ever meet. Debbie loves adventure & endurance racing. She’s been mountain biking for over 20 years, started riding motocross at age 36 and raced beginner in the men’s class. To add to that, she has completed two 12-hr solo mountain bike races in Big Bear, raced downhill on her cross-country bike, completed 3 consecutive Vision Quests, consisting of a 56 mile mountain bike race w/11,000 ft of elevation gain.  In 2010, she became the first woman EVER to finish the Ultra Quest, a 40-mile long race on the most rugged trail in Orange County with a cumulative 10,000 feet of climbing.

Then she found Trainer Ali’s Fit Body Boot Camp, lost 20 pounds, got even stronger, started competing in obstacle course racing acquiring her first Spartan Trifecta in 2016, and gained a new family. In her words, here is what Debbie shared with me recently on her fitness journey with our program:

“Trainer Ali, you changed my life. I get all choked up. I love to Spartan and have a new family of kind, fun & uplifting women. I was stagnant with mountain biking and not getting stronger. I have grown so much in strength, friendships and body and it all started with you and Fit Body Boot Camp. I am investing in my health with boot camp, but it goes way beyond that. It’s priceless what it does for you emotionally and how I have a whole new extended family. Every female friend I have through boot camp is dynamic, fearless, uplifting and most of all loving and safe. These friendships are priceless and your encouragement with Spartan racing has taken things to a whole new level. I have done things I never thought I could. I never had upper body strength. I learned to climb ropes and can complete monkey bars and rings at age 52. I feel so excited, happy and empowered! Life is a struggle and overcoming fears and pushing my limits through Spartan just makes me feel I can do anything, and having you to do it with  is the best! Spartan wouldn’t be the same without you all.”

Debbie also has a giving heart…..literally. You can find her out on the trails with a volunteer crew clearing brush on Orange County trails, feeding the crew as well as collecting rocks. Not just any rock. She has a way of finding heart rocks wherever she goes. She collects them, paints them and gives them away to inspire and uplift those going through tough times.  DEBBIE, YOU TRULY ARE AMAZING!17021396_10155170574068010_942910743611687519_n.jpg

16807512_10155141991113010_4085975406339840046_n.jpg17309215_10155224473433010_1154755435874330208_n.jpgDebbie’s words to live by…… “GO HARD AND BE GNARLY!”