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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Ice House Canyon Trail  Reply with quote

Has anyone been up Icehouse Canyon lately? Was thinking about checking out Timber Peak and/or neighbors this weekend.

Is there any snow/ice on trail?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's going to be some ice up there.  Bring your ice axe and crampons and know how to use them.  Already one death in that area this year due to a slip in icy terrain.  Others have been injured.  I've been reading about multiple SAR missions because people underestimated how icy the conds would be up top with the beautiful weather down below.

It's getting close, though, to the point when it will be a hike again instead of a more technical outing.  Keep an eye on the postings herein.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx hikin jim

Now is that just above the saddle, or all the way up?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brandy:

Things are changing (melting) so fast that all I can give you is a semi-educated guess.  

That being said, based on my being up there a few weeks ago and the reports that I'm reading about snow levels and conditions elsewhere (check out the frequent posts about the Baldy Bowl), I'd say that you probably could get all the way up to the saddle with out much trouble -- but keep your brain on just in case.  The section from the jct with the Chapman Trail to the Saddle is pretty shady, which could have some patches.  

As you work your way N on the 3 T's trail, there are some shady spots.  I'd give you "better than average" to be able to summit Timber, which is only ~8300 feet, but I'm pretty sure you'd hit at least some white stuff.  One shady, icy chute is enough to make it dangerous.  You'd just have to see.  

Like I say, I think we're getting close to the time that it'll be just a basic spring hike, but I'd still excercise caution for now.  If you're mentally prepared to bail if you need to but make it, you'll feel a great sense of accomplishment.  If you're bound and determined to make the top and you have to turn back, you'll be disappointed.  Avoiding "get-there-itis" is really important.  If you really want to summit, bring your axe and crampons.

If you want to visit some of the neighbors:  Big Horn, Ontario, Cucamonga, Telegraph, etc, you will be getting on some shady, N facing slopes.  I'd really expect that there will be some bad sections; be really careful.  I personally would want to bring axe and crampons.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brain on and gear in the car. Thx HJ!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.  Post a TR when you get back and let everyone know how it went.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did not hike Ice House but got a birds eye view from the Bear Flats Trail.  Looked like in the white stuff started about 700 ft from Saddle and was only consistent on North Facing slopes.  IHC is traveled well so I would guess you could get to the saddle and Timber OK - - - - I'd be less confident on the Kelly Camp/Ontario/Cucamonga Side.  The most exposed sections are between Timber and Telegraph.  But it is very warm and no snow in the forecast so perhaps Spring has Sprung.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went up through rIcehouse on Saturday to do 3Ts.  Snow starts partway up the switchbacks up to the saddle, and farther up streaks of icy hard pack chop the trail up so much it's unusable.  Everyone we met there resorted to just tearing off-trail straight up the mountain - something Dustin and I felt so shitty about doing since the soil was so soft that we donned crampons and just attempted to follow the snow up.  

Yeah, we gave up on that 3T shiz right at the saddle since it only gets icier from there and 1 of our party didn't have crampons - also had to help a couple underequipped people get down some of the icy parts.  One girl was pretty cute, but she had a FOB accent, which is a dealbreaker for me but has the opposite effect on Dustin.

Then we glissaded, but without the pesky controlling-your-speed-with-an-ice-axe part.
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Nice one, Bert.  Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiked up IC to Timber Peak on Sunday. Trail was mostly clear up to about 3/4 mile from the saddle.  There was some accumulation from there to the saddle, but usually easy to walk around it or over it (usually 10-40' across in patches) with care. From the saddle to the ".25 mile to the peak" sign the trail is perfectly clear. For the last .25 miles, there is much snow, but we made it to the top sans gear. Donned crampons on the way back down, but mostly for convenience.

Incidentally, the Cucamonga trail is covered in very thick snow from the saddle.

Beautiful hike in crisp cool air all day. Foggy, some wind (mostly at the saddle and peak), a few snowflakes here and there but not sticking.

Lovely day hike!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.  Thanks for the TR.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brandyb wrote:
Hiked up IC to Timber Peak on Sunday. Trail was mostly clear up to about 3/4 mile from the saddle.  There was some accumulation from there to the saddle, but usually easy to walk around it or over it (usually 10-40' across in patches) with care. From the saddle to the ".25 mile to the peak" sign the trail is perfectly clear. For the last .25 miles, there is much snow, but we made it to the top sans gear. Donned crampons on the way back down, but mostly for convenience.

Incidentally, the Cucamonga trail is covered in very thick snow from the saddle.

Beautiful hike in crisp cool air all day. Foggy, some wind (mostly at the saddle and peak), a few snowflakes here and there but not sticking.

Lovely day hike!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your report and welcome to the forum Brandy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Followed in Brandy's footsteps yesterday ascending to Timber Mountain via Ice House and descending via Chapman.  Brandy's report on conditions is spot on.  The Chapman trail is completely dry with the exception of a few, short but steep shaded slopes that are still snow covered and a bit sketchy without poles and/or studs.  The trails to Cucamonga and Ontario at the saddle are still snow bound.  The saddle was crowded; the top of Timber was even more crowded. I'd post a few pics if I knew how.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Icehouse conditions? Reply with quote

Hello. I was wondering if anyone had been up in Icehouse lately. As far as the trail goes, is it pretty icey/snowy/or accesible WITHOUT crampons or snowshoes? Planning to make an attempt up there this weekend, so if anyone could get back to this that'd be awesome.
Thanks, Kevin. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Well.. Reply with quote

If anyone is just curious or planning on going up Icehouse, the saddle is easily accessible due to the fact that there isn't much snow. BUT if you plan on doing Etiwanda, Cucamonga, Big Horn, Kelly's Camp, and/or Ontario, I recommend using crampons because there's still a whole buncha snow left on those north facing slopes..

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin:  Thanks for the report on conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Icehouse Canyon cleaned up Reply with quote

This story from http://mtwhitneyhiking.blogspot.com/

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Kudos To Our Forest Service Volunteers

As I traveled up Icehouse Canyon yesterday I noticed the spray painted rocks and trees were no more...we at least for a while.

On the way down, I spoke with a couple of Forest Service volunteers who told me what I saw took them 3 weeks to accomplish using a wire brush on cordless drill...3 charged batteries per trip.

Thanks again, for cleaning up our canyon.


Many thanks to the volunteers!!
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thats cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Icehouse Canyon cleaned up Reply with quote

RichardK wrote:
Many thanks to the volunteers!!


Thanks seem inadequate at best, I am in their debt and am in awe of their proficiency and dedication

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Icehouse Canyon? Reply with quote

Anyone been up Icehouse lately?  Wondering where the snow/icy stuff starts.  Is the trail frozen stuff free up to the wilderness boundary?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Icehouse Canyon? Reply with quote

Hikin_Jim wrote:
Anyone been up Icehouse lately?  Wondering where the snow/icy stuff starts.  Is the trail frozen stuff free up to the wilderness boundary?

HJ


Jim we were up on a group hike last Sunday, there's only one spot from parking lot to the boundry sign with snow/ice on it. From the sign to the saddle there's 8 or 10 spots, mostly in the upper canyon area where the snow is compacted to the point of being "ice", but 95% of it has an extensive amount of dirt, sand, dead fall (twigs etc....) from all the hikers walking across it that micro spikes work just fine, the other 5% just needs to be done with care (like the turns for the switchbacks in the shade at the upper end of the canyon). As a group we all decided to put our crampons on at the saddle before heading over to do Ontario, but the two folks that were heading back down right then decided to put there's on as well becuase heading downhill on those shady spots always presents the added chance of slipping heading downhill at a higher rate of speed.

Hope this helps, glad to see you posting again, hope the family and the baby are doing great.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:24 am    Post subject: Icehouse Canyon trails Reply with quote

Does anyone know how clear the trails are past (or up to) Icehouse Saddle? Is it possible to hike either Cucamonga or Telegraph Peak yet without crampons?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's snow for a few hundred feet below the Saddle, but crampons not really needed.  Crampons would be useful on the way to Cucamonga Peak, since part of that route is north-facing, but probably not to Telegraph Peak.

Some pics from this weekend:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much for the info.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are just a few patches of easy to cross snow before you get to Icehouse Saddle, but there's lots of snow still on Cucamonga Peak.  

That trail is heavily traveled and really does reflect it.  I saw a diaper and a roll of toilet paper on the trail today, and a lot of people cutting switchbacks in areas where the snow is melted out.   Those spray paint markers on the rocks and trees are really sad too.  I took the Chapman Trail down to avoid the traffic on the main trail and that was really nice.

Some pictures from today (The snow is melting off Baldy fast):

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/Cali...rn/12043347_jeXBr#854669274_5ZQ3j
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was last week, top of the Chapman Trail. My poor wife was a bit worried.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there are still 4 patches like the one in your picture on the Chapman Trail -  a good drop if you fall, but the snow was soft without being slushy and there was a good boot track through them.  The regular trail is probably the safest way to go until those patches melt out, which won't be long.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Ice House Canyon Questions Reply with quote

I was thinking of hiking up Ice House Canyon for the first time this Sunday and I have a few questions. I've read that you need  a wilderness permit. What is the best way to obtain one? If I arrive at the trailhead early (6a-7a) is there a way to self register for a permit? Is there a ranger station there? I've done a lot of hiking in the San Gabriels but for some reason have never gotten around to Ice House Canyon. Oh well, that changes this weekend!

Would greatly appreciate any and all tips you might have. I love coming to this forum, though I rarely post. I feel like I know so many of you and really enjoy reading of all your exploits! Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call the visitors center the day before and ask for a permit.  They will pin it to the bulletin board outside the building, across the street from the Baldy Lodge.  You can pick it up in the morning as you come up.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ranger Station is the one in the Village of Mt Baldy. You can pick up a permit there; I believe they open around 7.

Or you can call them the day before and they will leave a permit on the bulletin board out in front.

Or you can just go without a permit. I stopped getting permits a few years ago (it was too hard to plan ahead). No one ever asks to see your permit and there are no quotas.

It is better to start early; if you arrive late (after 7AM some weekends) you may need to park on the road below the parking lot.

It is a beautiful hike you will enjoy it. Be sure to go beyond Ice House Saddle, there are interesting things to see in all directions.

There is Columbine Spring with cool water on the way to the saddle, but I am pretty sure there is no water at Kelly Camp this year.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Ice House this weekend doable? Reply with quote

Hi Everyone!

I haven't hiked around San Gabriel's in this time of year before. Does anyone have an idea of what Ice House may be like this time of year? I want to take a nice hike, and don't mind a little snow, but i don't have crampons or anything.
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Ice house should be fine with only a few patches of snow to Ice House Saddle. From there the North Facing Slopes of Big Horn and Ontario Ridge may be slippery with icy snow, it depends on the temperature. Timber mountain should be ok with only a few patches of snow.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great! Thanks for the reply, I doubt i'll go past the saddle.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will have an awesome walk...i took a first timer up today and we never had any problems.......ice house saddle is OK but since you are so close why not spend a few minutes more and bag the first T....i spoke with an older korean couple who were just down from Cucamonga and they claimed to not having to use any pons.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great to hear as well! I am taking a first timer tomorrow. If they arnt dead by Saddle, you suggest cucamunga?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest taking them up to timber, the distance/gain is much less than going to cucamonga, and the route should be clear of snow and ice except for the very top of the peak.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! I will let everyone know how it goes, thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Heading up to Ice House Saddle 2/23/10 Reply with quote

I'm going to be heading up to Ice House Saddle tomorrow at around 6:30 and maybe head over to Ontario Peak or Rancho Peak to take some pictures and check out the conditions.

Does anyone know what the current conditions are on the ski hut trail?

I'm also looking for a place to practice self arrest and belaying. I have a few places in mind in and around the Ice House Trail but does anyone have any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so glad I went! We only got as far as the saddle as my first timer was kaput by then. It was beautiful out, with some minor difficult icy spots that we were able to cross pretty easily. I think it was colder up there when i went last may than it was last weekend in February. I am also glad i went before the rain we had last week.

A big thanks again to you guys for giving me solid advice!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Is icehouse snowshoe worthy? Reply with quote

Anybody been to baldy this weekend? My family would like to try snowshoeing and im not sure where to go. Do i need chains to reach icehouse or manker? Is it good conditions right now?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I was up there yesterday and there was plenty of snow.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely.  Went almost to the saddle before I was sick of postholing.  When I sank to my nuts I'd had enough.  Snowshoes go on the list now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: How far up? Reply with quote

How far up do the kids have to hike to reach snowshoe worthy conditions? I realize the trail is probably packed down but along the sides can we get some decent snowshoeing right from the trail head? or even in the larger canyon area west of the road? I might just ditch work tomorrow and take them up there so i want to make sure i know where to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delayed response.  Once you get into the wider area of the canyon there's snowshoeable (is that a word?) terrain.  The trail was pretty packed down on my way out Sunday afternoon but there was plenty of opportunity down in the canyon and on the slopes.

With the warm temperatures be on the lookout for wet slides if you're playing on the slopes.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: snowshoeing Reply with quote

excellent, thank your for the help. i hope we get to go, theyve been waiting a long time to get the chance.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Icehouse conditions this weekend? Reply with quote

Anyone hike Icehouse Canyon today?

Thinking of doing some hiking Sunday.  

Still rehabbing my leg - this will be my first hike in 7 months.  

Want to keep things 'molto adagio' for this outing. Very Happy

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