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by Travis
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Flora, Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Chaparral is starting to bloom....
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Chaparral is starting to bloom....

Anyone been down there (Idlehour) recently? Last time I was through, there was quite a bit of Poison Oak in the camp area which made me think that I wouldn't want to set up there even though, for the front range, it's really a nice secluded spot. The hike I did that time was kind of a cool loop. I ...
by Travis
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Running Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Favorite Running Trails

Ten years ago, I could easily run from the Cobb Estate to Echo and up Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point without one stop. No more. Now, I need a few walking breaks on the Castle Canyon trail. I couldn't imagine even running all the way to Echo Mnt. Keeping up a fast hiking pace is tough enough, i ...
by Travis
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Flora, Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Chaparral is starting to bloom....
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Chaparral is starting to bloom....

It is looking like this spring is going to be amazing for our local flora. The chaparral is already starting to bloom and everything is so green and fragrant. I would think that most of March will be ideal to hike the San Gabriel Mnts and see all sorts of plants in full bloom. One of my favorites hi...
by Travis
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Running Trails
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Favorite Running Trails

The loop I did yesterday would seem like a good trail run. Start at the end of Lake Ave. up Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mnt. Continue up to Inspiration Point and up the east trail to Mount Lowe, run down Mnt. Lowe (west trail) onto the fireroad (old railway bed) and continue down to the Cape of good h...
by Travis
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Echo Mnt, Inspiration Peak, Muir Peak and Mnt. Lowe Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Echo Mnt, Inspiration Peak, Muir Peak and Mnt. Lowe Loop

I was going with the peak locations as per the summitpost mountain pages: http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -Peak.html which describes the peak right next to Inspiration Point as Inspiration Peak and the peak to the southeast at the en...
by Travis
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Echo Mnt, Inspiration Peak, Muir Peak and Mnt. Lowe Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Echo Mnt, Inspiration Peak, Muir Peak and Mnt. Lowe Loop

On Sunday 3-2-2008 I decided to get out for a quick hike, as I told my family I would be home by 11 am to go to the beach. I got to the end of Lake Ave. trailhead by 6 am and was the first one on the Sam Merrill trail. I made it to Echo Mountain in 45 minutes, another 45 minutes to Inspiration Point...
by Travis
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just say no to cranky Sierra Clubbers?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Just say no to cranky Sierra Clubbers?

I have seen a number of stickers with anti-sierra club sayings such as this. It seems someone has a major grudge against Sierra Club, maybe the same person who is destroying the summit registers. Many of the stickers had spelling and grammar errors. I tried to attach a file with a picture of another...
by Travis
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 173
Views: 10303

Re: Lost & Found

I lost my sanity some time ago. I have been searching for it for several years, figuring it made it to the top of a mountain in California. To date my search has not found my sanity, however the search itself seems to help me find bits and pieces of stuff that helps fill the void where my sanity was...
by Travis
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josephine Peak via West Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Josephine Peak via West Ridge

This hike was posponed due to rain. Will do it soon.
by Travis
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 20080217 Big Iron with intent to go up Baldy
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: 20080217 Big Iron with intent to go up Baldy

Nice Photos Taco! One really caught my eye and I marked it up with a cool looking route: Anyone ever done it? Looks like a fun up and would be an amazing ski descent, I think the afternoon sun might soften it up nicely. Three issues I can see: 1. Access. Can you drive up Coldwater Canyon to Widman ...
by Travis
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josephine Peak via West Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Josephine Peak via West Ridge

Yes, I forgot about needing a shuttle. If we don't get any other participants then I guess we will both need to drive. Meet at Red Box for 7 am, we will drop a car and drive down to our starting point. Tom is out of town and Ryan is heading out to New Jack City.
by Travis
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josephine Peak via West Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Josephine Peak via West Ridge

I just sent you this e-mail, but will post incase others are interested. Here is a brief trip report. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/archives/hps01360.htm We would park at the 22.45 mile marker just off Angeles Forest Highway (left off of ACH). If you read the trip report, the author sugests hiki...
by Travis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?
Replies: 130
Views: 2136

Re: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?

TacoDelRio wrote:After hiking up Iron, I'm going to pass on this hike until I get a jetpack.

If BHR is gonna be like Iron's South Ridge, I think I'll just stab myself in the face with a pencil repeatedly for 12 hours instead.
lol. that is sorta how I feel after Iron as well (SW Ridge).
by Travis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josephine Peak via West Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Josephine Peak via West Ridge

Here is a Map of the proposed route: I have added Lawlor as well.


Image

And here is the Google Earth KMZ file:

http://www.class3hiking.com/josephine-s ... lawlor.kmz
by Travis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josephine Peak via West Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Josephine Peak via West Ridge

I am taking it easy this Sunday and doing something local. I am thinking about hiking Josephine Peak via the west ridge. Sort of exploratory, but I have read a trip report about this been done before and goes pretty easy. Maybe include Strawberry Peak in the hike and set up a car shuttle. Anyone int...
by Travis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Kratka Ridge: 16-17 Feb 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Kratka Ridge: 16-17 Feb 2008

hvydrt wrote:That igloo is awesome. I really like the front porch bench seating!!! Where did you guys get the sleds?
I think those are just blue foam sleeping pads, not sleds. However I am looking for a sled as well to take my daughter sledding.
by Travis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?
Replies: 130
Views: 2136

Re: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?

well, that is good to know that there is no need to fear the ODWAG. I am also interested in checking out the mine. Worth billions?? The shortcut looks like it may be more trouble than it is worth, the brush itself looked bad enough to reconsider. After my epic Iron via southwest ridge I have decided...
by Travis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Admin & Tech Support
Topic: How To Include Photos In A Post
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: How To Include Photos In A Post

You use the image button only if you have the web address of a downloaded pic.

i.e.



if the photo is not already online somewhere, you need to the "Attach File" link below and upload the image.

Hope this helps,
by Travis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 20080217 Big Iron with intent to go up Baldy
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: 20080217 Big Iron with intent to go up Baldy

awsome trip report! For future reference, there is a crapload of little pouches of emergency water stashed at the helicopter landing pad near the Oak tree. The water is expired but tastes fine to me. THis water has saved me a number of times.
by Travis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Mt. Baldy ski via Devils Backbone - Feb 16, 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Mt. Baldy ski via Devils Backbone - Feb 16, 2008

lol, is this Summitpost discussion regarding your responce to said photo :)

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=35663
by Travis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Desert
Topic: Rabbit and Villager Peaks Dayhike:
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Rabbit and Villager Peaks Dayhike:

Well, we didn't manage to include Rosa Point in this hike, it would have been just too much. But we did have a great hike and completed Rabbit and Villager peak in good time.

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/3 ... tains.html
by Travis
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saturday-Sunday Feb 16-17th
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Saturday-Sunday Feb 16-17th

Saturday: Big day on Baden Powell. I know it's short notice, but just found out I had the day off last night, as my buddy is taking my shift. Ascending BP (9499) form down low, starting elevation is around 4500, so about 5000ft total gain, on a "new route". Helmet, axe, crampons, good boo...
by Travis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Cheap OP Axes
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Cheap OP Axes

TacoDelRio wrote:You have no idea how much I want an old-school axe!
Check out ebay, they have loads of ice axes: Here is a vintage one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Stubai-Nang ... dZViewItem
by Travis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winter Route up Baldy??
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: New Winter Route up Baldy??

Around 1220 meters of climbing. I'm measuring that from lower-snow levels in slightly-steeper parts. Won't know the figure till the climbing begins. 1220m does not reflect elevation gain for the day. Should be a car shuttle, Manker Flats to Cow Canyon Saddle. Hike in, go up that canyon (big if... n...
by Travis
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winter Route up Baldy??
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: New Winter Route up Baldy??

I am not sure, but I think it is more like this one:

http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34. ... &layer=DRG

It is south of San Antonio Ridge but north of Bighorn Ridge. Right between 2 major ridges.

Travis
by Travis
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winter Route up Baldy??
Replies: 14
Views: 257

New Winter Route up Baldy??

I had some great views of Mount Baldy (might have actually been West Baldy) from Iron Mnt. last Sunday. I couldn't help but notice this nice couloir (I think this is what it is) from the west. Pretty impressive. Taco, what do you think? Could you climb it? https://eispiraten.com/images-archived/gall...
by Travis
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?
Replies: 130
Views: 2136

Re: Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?

3 day weekend coming up, so 1 day I'm planning on walking down the road from cow canyon saddle to the top of the shortcut. God willing I'll post some pictures. Shortcut looks like an 800' drop in about 1/2 mile on google erf. Might go further if I'm so inclined...maybe I should bring the ODWAG some...
by Travis
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Simonov and He219's Mount Baldy Ascent, 20080209
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: Simonov and He219's Mount Baldy Ascent, 20080209

He219 contacted me at about 4:00pm on Friday night and asked if I was interested in heading up to Mount Baldy at 3:00am the next morning (we live a couple miles away from each other). I am an early riser anyway, so I said okay, all I had to do was rent some crampons at REI. We were on the trail by ...
by Travis
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Iron Mountain (Big Iron) via Southwest Ridge
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Iron Mountain (Big Iron) via Southwest Ridge

Thanks for your comments guys. Here is my Trip Report:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/3 ... ution.html