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lilbitmo
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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

HikeItOrLoseIt wrote:
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!
-Amigo
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat!"


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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HikeItOrLoseIt



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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

lilbitmo wrote:
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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Location: Cedarpines Park CA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

I think my screen name is self explanatory
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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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Location: Irvine

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.

Happy hiking,
Joel

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard guys! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: new on the forum Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a mayor of the San Gabriels. I nominate you. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on, mayor!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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