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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy trails and get your hike on!  Reply with quote

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Hello all. †I just joined this message forum to read about and plan new and exciting hikes that I haven't done yet in the area. †A little about me. †I am 29 years young, about to turn 30...but age is just a number. †As far as my username...well its just a play on words...you know, "Use it or lose it", except "HikeItOrLoseIt" refers to trail legs, which means if you are in condition to do the big hikes, keep doing them or you will lose that conditioning. †It is really nice to be able to wake up after a 25 mile day and not be sore, and bust out another one. †You will probably also see me refer to myself as Amigo. †That is my alter ego, my alias, my trail name given to me on the PCT. †It has a little to do with the big straw hat, but more to do with a specific event in mount laguna, where, right after purchasing my hat, I bought 4 cans of chilli and tortillas and hiked to shrine camp and made burritos for all my fellow thruhikers. †So as far as hiking history... †I have been hiking and backpacking seriously for about 6 years now. †My first hike was a fire road behind my house in the santa ana mountains, a week later I hiked Baden-Powell and the following weekend San J via Marion Mtn. †Since then it has all been good times, and since I did C2C last fall I have been looking for more challenging hikes to test myself and push myself to my limits. †I just got back from a failed attempt at thru-hiking the PCT. †I made it from the border to Mammoth before a foot injury forced me off the trail for the season. †All I can say is that I am in love with the sierras after hiking most of the JMT as well as dayhiking Whitney from the east and west side, mt Langley and Split mtn. †So after recouping from my 900 miles this summer, I have plans to use the trail legs I have earned for evil...and that means lots of hard hikes. †I'll be on here scouting for routes that sound like joyful punishment and I will post trip reports whenever possible. †Feel free to PM me with invites to some really fun hikes...for example, I will be hiking Baldy from the village and 3 T's this Sunday at 6:30 a.m...come one come all, I'll be in the gold shirt with the huge straw hat. †Until next time, Happy Trails!
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Was on Baldy main trail this morning, kept me eyes open for anyone wearing a wide brimmed hat but did not see you. If you did the Three - T's and then backbone to the summit of Baldy you may have seen me, I was going straight down the face of the bowl on the north between 9:58 and 10:26 when I reached the Ski Hut depending on how early you started?
Hope to catch you out there, hope you post a TR and pictures of the outing?

Lilbitmo  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy trails and get your hike on! Reply with quote

[quote="lilbitmo:45084"]
HikeItOrLoseIt wrote:

Was on Baldy main trail this morning, kept me eyes open for anyone wearing a wide brimmed hat but did not see you. If you did the Three - T's and then backbone to the summit of Baldy you may have seen me, I was going straight down the face of the bowl on the north between 9:58 and 10:26 when I reached the Ski Hut depending on how early you started?
Hope to catch you out there, hope you post a TR and pictures of the outing?

Lilbitmo †Very Happy


Hmm...well we left from the village at 6:30 and summited at 10...we came down the devil's backbone not too long after that...maybe 10:15 so it is possible you were close, but I didn't see anybody descending the bowl...man that must have been an interesting descent... I only took pics of me at the peaks since I have been up there enough to have pics of pretty much everything, plus with all the haze it wasn't a good day for pics of the views.  I still haven't summited baldy from the backbone, so maybe a 3 T's to notch to baldy trip is in order just to round out all the trails...then I'm really interested in doing the summit via Iron Mtn. and the traverse of the ridge in between...maybe when its a little cooler out but before the snow Wink  I'll work on a trail report, but it was pretty uneventful...just walking ya know...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy trails and get your hike on! Reply with quote

[quote="HikeItOrLoseIt:45094"]
lilbitmo wrote:
HikeItOrLoseIt wrote:

Was on Baldy main trail this morning, kept me eyes open for anyone wearing a wide brimmed hat but did not see you. If you did the Three - T's and then backbone to the summit of Baldy you may have seen me, I was going straight down the face of the bowl on the north between 9:58 and 10:26 when I reached the Ski Hut depending on how early you started?
Hope to catch you out there, hope you post a TR and pictures of the outing?

Lilbitmo †Very Happy


Hmm...well we left from the village at 6:30 and summited at 10...we came down the devil's backbone not too long after that...maybe 10:15 so it is possible you were close, but I didn't see anybody descending the bowl...man that must have been an interesting descent... I only took pics of me at the peaks since I have been up there enough to have pics of pretty much everything, plus with all the haze it wasn't a good day for pics of the views. †I still haven't summited baldy from the backbone, so maybe a 3 T's to notch to baldy trip is in order just to round out all the trails...then I'm really interested in doing the summit via Iron Mtn. and the traverse of the ridge in between...maybe when its a little cooler out but before the snow Wink †I'll work on a trail report, but it was pretty uneventful...just walking ya know...


If you came up the Bear Flats/Village Trail and you summited by 10 AM you missed me by less than three minutes, you might have walked right past the others from my group they were headed to W. Baldy at 5 minutes till 10 while I headed down. If you saw three guys and one lady (she has a cowgirl hat with red hair) walking away from the main Baldy Summit that was our group heading like they were going down the village trail that was our group.

The bowl can be crazy unless you are used to "scree-sading" sort of like "glissading" on rock, gravel and small boulders. It tears up boots and shoes so I wouldn't recommend it unless you are wearing an older pair (I just keep putting new coats of RTV on them).

The Iron/Baldy Traverse is a very big day but you will like it, most do it with a car shuttle and go from the the Heaton Flat side up to Iron then to Baldy out through Manker Flats then go back and get the other car. Very few have done the Manker over Baldy/West Baldy to Iron, then reversed course back to Manker, we did that in December and it's an absolute butt kicker.

In November I'm willing to give at least "one-half" of the Death march a go, I'd be willing to do the Wright Mountain, to Pine, to Dawson, to Baldy, to West Badly, to Iron and out through Heaton Flats. The other half is to continue up from Heaton Flats to Rattle Snake, then up to S. Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Saddie Hawkins, North Hawkins, Throop, Barnham and finish with Mount Baden Powell, then walk down to Vincent Gap and then call for a ambulance (JK  Wink ) it's quite the challenge and no one has done it since myself and one other hikers thru down the challenge back in 2010, one person tried but the area between Rattlesnake and S. Hawkins was a jungle and he had to quit at darkness having made the first half and tried to come back by way of Vincent Gulch and all the water drainage's that lead back to Heaton.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy trails and get your hike on! Reply with quote

[quote="lilbitmo:45099"]
HikeItOrLoseIt wrote:
lilbitmo wrote:
HikeItOrLoseIt wrote:

Was on Baldy main trail this morning, kept me eyes open for anyone wearing a wide brimmed hat but did not see you. If you did the Three - T's and then backbone to the summit of Baldy you may have seen me, I was going straight down the face of the bowl on the north between 9:58 and 10:26 when I reached the Ski Hut depending on how early you started?
Hope to catch you out there, hope you post a TR and pictures of the outing?

Lilbitmo †Very Happy


Hmm...well we left from the village at 6:30 and summited at 10...we came down the devil's backbone not too long after that...maybe 10:15 so it is possible you were close, but I didn't see anybody descending the bowl...man that must have been an interesting descent... I only took pics of me at the peaks since I have been up there enough to have pics of pretty much everything, plus with all the haze it wasn't a good day for pics of the views. †I still haven't summited baldy from the backbone, so maybe a 3 T's to notch to baldy trip is in order just to round out all the trails...then I'm really interested in doing the summit via Iron Mtn. and the traverse of the ridge in between...maybe when its a little cooler out but before the snow Wink †I'll work on a trail report, but it was pretty uneventful...just walking ya know...


If you came up the Bear Flats/Village Trail and you summited by 10 AM you missed me by less than three minutes, you might have walked right past the others from my group they were headed to W. Baldy at 5 minutes till 10 while I headed down. If you saw three guys and one lady (she has a cowgirl hat with red hair) walking away from the main Baldy Summit that was our group heading like they were going down the village trail that was our group.

The bowl can be crazy unless you are used to "scree-sading" sort of like "glissading" on rock, gravel and small boulders. It tears up boots and shoes so I wouldn't recommend it unless you are wearing an older pair (I just keep putting new coats of RTV on them).

The Iron/Baldy Traverse is a very big day but you will like it, most do it with a car shuttle and go from the the Heaton Flat side up to Iron then to Baldy out through Manker Flats then go back and get the other car. Very few have done the Manker over Baldy/West Baldy to Iron, then reversed course back to Manker, we did that in December and it's an absolute butt kicker.

In November I'm willing to give at least "one-half" of the Death march a go, I'd be willing to do the Wright Mountain, to Pine, to Dawson, to Baldy, to West Badly, to Iron and out through Heaton Flats. The other half is to continue up from Heaton Flats to Rattle Snake, then up to S. Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Saddie Hawkins, North Hawkins, Throop, Barnham and finish with Mount Baden Powell, then walk down to Vincent Gap and then call for a ambulance (JK †Wink ) it's quite the challenge and no one has done it since myself and one other hikers thru down the challenge back in 2010, one person tried but the area between Rattlesnake and S. Hawkins was a jungle and he had to quit at darkness having made the first half and tried to come back by way of Vincent Gulch and all the water drainage's that lead back to Heaton.

Patrick/lilbitmo


wow...i guess you guys take the word "death" seriously...i passed that group...i must have been at the summit when you went screeing...i would be interested in joining for the death march and I would have to evaluate at Iron whether I could attempt the whole thing or descend to heaton
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy trails and get your hike on! Reply with quote

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In November I'm willing to give at least "one-half" of the Death march a go, I'd be willing to do the Wright Mountain, to Pine, to Dawson, to Baldy, to West Badly, to Iron and out through Heaton Flats.


Let me know when you're doing that. I sort of have the same idea for sometime this fall.
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Hello everyone

I'm 39 years old from Cedarpines Park, CA which is a small mountains community west of Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: My Introduction Reply with quote

Hello to everyone, I'm glad to see there are others who appreciate the San Gabes. I grew up in Palmdale, and now live out of state but return to visit once or twice a year. I'm 53 years old, but I was told I have the intellect of a "high school boy". In high school I had the mind of a 50 year old. Anyway, I hike, backpack, and mountain bike just to stay in shape for the sole purpose of revisiting Littlerock Creek before I die. Used to fish way upstream above Littlerock dam where the creek leaves the road, but that way in to the creek was long ago shut off to humans. I talked with one member of this forum who gave me some current info about the creek and a possible way to get to it, but would love to hear from anyone else who can tell me anything about it. Please IM me about the creek rather than post something. Hope everybody has a great fall season in the mountains.
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My wife and I all cleaned up Smile  me not so cleaned up Wink and me just having fun!


Hey, I'm Alan (Klackner).
I'm not dead yet! (31)
I love the outdoors. Over the last few years I've been getting into classic alpinism\winter climbing. I enjoy sport climbing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, and road cycling (esp. loaded touring). Really most anything that has enough gear to over fill my garage. I used to do a lot of pulling plastic but a change in my job a couple years ago has really cut down the time and access to a good rock gym. Ages ago (ok, maybe it just seems like it) my wife and I would hike ~regularly with Ze' before he moved to NorCal. Mostly my wife and I have been weekend warriors with a couple longer trips each year. I want to get to know the San Gabriels better, become part of the community that loves them, and up my winter game. Anyone up to show me how to splitboard (or fine, ski) without breaking a leg?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'm Joel Ryan.

I'm a senior Nursing Student at UC Irvine, graduating in June. I grew up hiking, biking, and gym climbing (Rock City in Anaheim) with my dad. As a got older, and we both got busier, we got out together less often.

Jump forward to a few months ago, my girlfriend moved to NYC for school, and I'm stuck here until I graduate in June. I needed something to take my mind off of her being gone, as well as deal with school stress, and my love of the outdoors has been reborn!

I've been hiking and backpacking for a few months mostly in the San Gabe area, and have been lurking on these forums. As the temps have dropped, and snow has begun to cover the ground, I've been trying to pick up winter skills (and gear) as I go, and so far it's been going well. Over the next few months, I hope to learn more about winter backpacking and hiking through experience, the direction of those I meet on the trail, and advice from users on this forum.

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Welcome aboard guys! Cool
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Just found this forum. Ray Miller in Sandpoint, Idaho. I grew up in Azusa graduated from AHS 1962( yea, Iím old) Citrus Coll. In 1966 ( history/ geology). From 1964 till 67 was involved in Glendora Gun Shop. I transferred to Cal Poly Pomona and got drafted. Served in U.S. Army Viet Nam 1967-69. Returned to Cal Poly and graduated 1972 History/ Economics. Moved to Sandpoint and taught high school for 30 years. Graduated M.A. Education  Univ. of Idaho 1974. I was assistant football coach and Head wrestling coach for 15 years. Served 20 yrs Sandpoint City Council and 6 yrs as Sandpoint Mayor. Am back as assistant football coach and volunteer in the weight training classes during the day. I spent many years of my youth playing  and exploring in the San Gabriel Mountains and still have a fondness  of them.
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Welcome aboard. Do you ever get back to the San Gabes? I would like to see pictures of Idaho mountains, an area I may never get to visit.
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We need a mayor of the San Gabriels. I nominate you. Very Happy
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RichardK  Haven't been back in many years, I think there have been many changes. As soon as figure out how to post pics, I'll post some of the mountains here.
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Welcome to the board. It is an honor to have you here.
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Hello everyone! My name is Gabriel and I'm 35 years of age. I grew up around the San Gabriel Valley for the most part of my life. I always enjoyed going up to our local mountains with my cousins. When we were in our young teens we didn't know how to prepare very well. As time went by we learned better ways to backpack and were able to venture out farther than our local mountains. I took some time off from the wilderness but just getting back into it. I'm still healthy and have great opportunities to get back out again. I look forward to finding more information on these threads and hope to explore new lands and meet more friends.

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This is about 25 miles from my house on top of Scotchman's Peak looking down on the town of Clark Fork where the Clark Fork River enters Lake Pend Oreille. This critter took my lunch while I was taking other pictures.

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Nice photo.  Sorry about your lunch.

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A picture like that is worth a lunch. Thanks for posting.
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Nice to meet you and a very nice photo. I'm hoping I can purchase some land in Idaho one day. I'm currently in Southern California.
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I am getting back into hiking after a couple of decades hiatus. Going to take it slow then ramp up. My son now hikes with his friends and I tell him how it used to be on the trails. So I am going to give it a shot by a walk to Monrovia Falls, from the lower parking of course.

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Monrovia Falls is a nice one.  Sawpit Canyon (same trail head) is also nice.

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So I am going to give it a shot by a walk to Monrovia Falls, from the lower parking of course.


Welcome. Monrovia Falls was one of my first attempts at impressing a lady. Unfortunately I fell and nearly broke my face on the upper rocks. Luckily, though, the lady did not see any of my mishap.
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Sean wrote:
rck wrote:
So I am going to give it a shot by a walk to Monrovia Falls, from the lower parking of course.


Welcome. Monrovia Falls was one of my first attempts at impressing a lady. Unfortunately I fell and nearly broke my face on the upper rocks. Luckily, though, the lady did not see any of my mishap.


As someone who has done the same thing on several occasions, I am happy your honor remains intact. Cool
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Well this past Friday I made it out there, Met up with Bob Dollins there, Good person in all. He gave me a tour of the trails and even up to an new trail that goes up to a high point looking due south. The falls were cool and only one bear was seen by others on the trail Well It was fun and I made it through with no issues. †Looking forward to my next trip after adding a few more essentials to my pack. Did not want to buy too much until I knew what I needed. Now I sort of know.
I am sure most of you have seen this before but here is a link to some more pictures of it.

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Nice pics, Rick! Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome aboard, Rick.  Nice pictures.  Keep them coming.
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Hi my name is Robert and I love the outdoors in general. Since I was a kid I was always fishing, camping, hiking, and swimming. Now I am pretty focussed on hiking and last year hiked in Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks and have tried to do at least one hike a week. Hiking is a great workout by the way.

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I work in a boring office that I am going to leave this summer after I take my vacation. I love to travel and have seen Europe a few times, Mexico, and a lot of the US. I love beer too but then again who doesn't?

I am mostly hiking the area around Mount Baldy but eventually will move out to other areas. Any advice or suggestions are always appreciated.
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Hi my name is Brian and I will be 55 in two weeks.
I have lived in Orange county my whole life and have been obssesed with hiking since my day's in the scouts 45 years ago.
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Hi, I'm Courtney.  I currently live in the South Bay but my heart belongs to Pasadena.  I started hiking about three years ago after moving to Pasadena from elsewhere (with crappy hiking) and I do it now as often as I can. So far the San Gabriels are my favorite but I am working on branching out.  Really steep trails freak me out and I am terrified of falling off the trail.  I probably should buy some hiking poles to help with that.
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I probably should buy some hiking poles to help with that.

Several redheads on this forum!

More experience (i.e. more repititions) will help with that even better.

Personally, I think hiking poles can cause more problems than help, but it depends on your experience in using them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks!

I've been lurking here for a long time taking advantage of all the great info and trip reports that are posted. Thought I'd actually say hello. I'm Andrew, I'm 27, and I've been hiking in the San Gabriels for about 3 years now. Many of my trips were inspired by posts made here - so thanks! Hopefully I'll have something to contribute in return soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
My name is Jon Funk and I love heading into the mountains. Turning 36 this year. I've been checking in with this site to gather info on conditions or new ideas for exploring, even techniques and gear tips, for the past few years now. I saw a face I recognized on my last trip up Baldy, Tekewin, (How was your day on Baldy?) and decided I needed to be a contributor here not just a user. I have been inspired and enlightened by all the great explorers and adventurers here. Thank you all.
My favorite local peak is Baldy. I really enjoy the Register Ridge/ Ski Hut loop. I have the San Antonio Ridge and coming up from Wrightwood on my bucket list. I love the solitude of the ridge, Harwood and the chance to see bighorn sheep.
I've got three kids and love taking them on adventures too. My oldest is 10 and we have enjoyed backpacking and hiking together. He did Baldy via Ski Hut trail when he was 8. We are planning a San Gorgonio trip this summer and hopefully Whitney the year after.
I'm excited to finally be a member of this community of explorers!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Jon Funk. What a cool name! Welcome to the forum. It was nice meeting you on the trail.

FYI, my trip sucked that day. I was moving slowly and got a calf cramp at the ski hut, where I turned around. Hope you had a good trip and look forward to your reports, especially the ridge if you cross Gunsight Notch.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tekewin, Sorry to hear about your day on Baldy. Hope that leg recovered quick. I had a good trip. Climbed to South side of the bowl. Snow was already pretty thin. Crampons and axe were just for show that day. Glad I got some action in before it's all gone. Someday I need to head over to Gorgonio. Need a whole day to do that peak though.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: New Member From Baldwin Park... Reply with quote

Hello...

I love the SGM and I've been in and around them my whole life.  I'm coming back from a long backpacking hiatus and looking for people who enjoy the local area as much as I do.  I have over 30 years of camping/hiking experience mostly off of 39 in the East and West Forks.  Looking forward to sharing on this forum and hearing from all of you here!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, my name is Mike, I'm 38 years old living in Pasadena with my wife and 2 kids.

I grew up in northern California and have been deeply involved in the outdoors most of my life. I started raft guiding at age 17, leading backpacking trips in college at UCSB, and did some very remote graduate fieldwork in the Oregon Cascades.

I'm a Geography professor, which is what brought me to the LA area in 2009. I've been living in Pasadena and exploring the cismontane transverse ranges as much as possible.

I'm one of a pretty small number of people that whitewater kayak in the San Gabriels, and although the last few years have not provided much opportunity, I have a few first descents in mind this winter.

Any creeks you can think of that are kayakable, feel free to pm me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And although it isn't anywhere near as nice as some of the more remote parts of the SG's, here is the section near the mouth of the canyon


https://youtu.be/_Bzwz0yIFC4
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: "Looking Good Billy Ray! Feeling Good Louis!"  If you get this quote you'll get the name.  

Age: 32

Me: I have always loved the outdoors since I was a kid.  I was born and raised here in socal but growing up I spent a lot of time in MT & ID in the summers with family.  I enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, snowboarding & other outdoor/mountain fun.  I also appreciate the finer things in life like eating, sleeping and reading wikipedia for hours.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Jake

Age: 39

Grew up just south of St. Louis. Did a lot of fishing, hunting and camping growing up. Did some day hiking here and there after I moved to the area in 98.

Last summer I hiked White Mtn Peak with a friend on the open gate day at the end of July. I thought I was in decent shape, I thought wrong. Summited but it was a struggle. After that I started getting out and hiking the Mt. Wilson trail in the morning before work a few days during the week and hiking out of Chantry Flats on the weekends. With those morning hikes and a few others thrown in for giggles ( Islip to Baden Powell, Horseshoe Meadows to Mt. Langley via Cottonwood Lakes for example) I manged to rack up 300 miles on trail by the end of 2015. In doing this I had doubled my average pace from when I started (from 2 to 4 mph, avg) and dropped about 40 lbs of weight.

I've been slacking the first few months of 2016, I've only logged around 40 miles on trail thusfar, mostly on hikes with my son's boy scout troop. Time to get off my duff and get back to it Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Jake! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. I also dropped a few pounds while going up and down the Wilson Trail. I even did the Wilson Trail Race once, fell on the way down, and nearly tumbled off the side. Not my proudest moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Hi everyone Reply with quote

My name is Ray, age 35.

I have been hiking in the area since my USC days, that is 16 years ago. Love these mountains. I have not done much snow climbing/hiking. Plan is to climb Rainier in an year or so, so it is time to learn those self arrest skills !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Ray.
Finally have some snow to work with, the last few years have been pretty dry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is Rob, and I'm an old fart (59). Started backpacking in Scouts in the 70s, as a Scout leader took boys out in the 80s. Hoegees, Oakwilde, Gabrielino trail; we went all over the place. Life got in the way until a few years ago when me and my wife started backpacking again. We love getting out, and spend a week every year up in the Sierra.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robow8 wrote:
My name is Rob, and I'm an old fart (59). Started backpacking in Scouts in the 70s, as a Scout leader took boys out in the 80s. Hoegees, Oakwilde, Gabrielino trail; we went all over the place. Life got in the way until a few years ago when me and my wife started backpacking again. We love getting out, and spend a week every year up in the Sierra.


Hi, Rob. Do you have any pics of Oakwilde from the '70s or '80s?
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