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Mt. Baldy via Big Horn Ridge?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The San Gabriels Vol II by John W. Robinson, 1983, pp 167-168:

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Although most parties ascending Old Baldy started from San Antonio Canyon and used either the Bear Flat or Devil's Backbone route, there were also other ways to climb the mountain.  Some hikers took the northeast approach from Glenn Ranch, following the old miners' road up Lytle Creek to Baldy Notch, then up the Devil's Backbone to the top.  From San Gabriel Canyon, Henry Roberts led parties up the peak via the East Fork and Prairie Fork as early as 1889.  In the early years of the present century, a rough trail was built up the long southwest ridge of Baldy from Weber's Camp in Coldwater Canyon.  With the demise of Weber's Camp in the late 1920s, the trail fell into disuse and disappeared.


On the 1940 USGS topos, the trail is gone, but many other trails are on the map that have since vanished.  Among the curiosities are trails to the Gold Dollar and Eagle Mines, one of which appears to reach the top of San Antonio Ridge; and a trail that crosses the lower part of Big Horn Ridge.  See the Camp Baldy and Camp Bonita maps at this archive at UCSB.  The files are in MrSID format, so you might need to download a plugin to read them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, nice job Lee!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lakenyon wrote:
...and a trail that crosses the lower part of Big Horn Ridge.


Thanks for the link to the maps.

Maps show a "Highline Trail" that starts on the Coldwater Truck Trail (at elev. 4321'), traverses westerly then drops down into Cattle Canyon at about 3900' then climbs up to Big Horn Ridge (at ~ 4600') south of where Ze's route went. Then it descends to Widman Ranch (via the trail discussed previously in this thread), ascends the known trail up to Allison Saddle, then traverses on the known trail around Iron to get to Allison Mine.

What is knew is the part of the trail that descends into Cattle Cyn. from the east and the route it took up to BHR. Here's a picture of where the supposed trail ascended...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the "highline trail", from Stanley Miller mine to Allison to coldwater canyon, over BHR, up around SW ridge of Lookout mt, to coldwater truck trail. jeebus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiked up to Lookout Mountain #2 on the east side of Cattle Canyon and took some pictures of BHR and Cattle Canyon. Just wanted to add the link here to the ever expanding collection of BHR pictures.

The mine (note blue pickup I saw on the previous trip to Cattle Cyn.)...

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adding trip report to this thread
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:


Maps show a "Highline Trail" that starts on the Coldwater Truck Trail (at elev. 4321'), traverses westerly then drops down into Cattle Canyon at about 3900' then climbs up to Big Horn Ridge (at ~ 4600') south of where Ze's route went. Then it descends to Widman Ranch


I created a couple KML files with the Highline Trail on the 2 Maps

Camp Baldy 1940 & Camp Bonita 1940

http://pctmap.homeip.net/data2/Highline%20Trail/

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice!

this reminds me to check out stanley-miller mine, and possibly that ridiculous part of the "highline" trail.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zé wrote:
nice!

this reminds me to check out stanley-miller mine, and possibly that ridiculous part of the "highline" trail.
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