Gold Dollar Mine – San Antonio Ridge – Iron Mountain Triple

June 9th, 2011 / 8 Comments » / by Zé

A combo hike to reach the most inaccesible mine of Iron mountain

17 miles, 9000 ft gain

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South Mt. Hawkins via Pigeon Ridge

January 24th, 2011 / 3 Comments » / by Zé

More steep sections than Iron Mt. Imagine the fun!

10.5 miles, 5200 ft gain

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Mountaineering – Manker Flats to Icehouse Canyon: Extreme Edition 1/15/11

January 16th, 2011 / No Comments » / by SocalHikes Hiker

Today’s objective was to start at Manker Flats parking lot and end up at Icehouse Canyon. As for the route, we kind of made it up as we went along. So it was going to be one those hikes.
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Mountaineering Checklist

January 14th, 2011 / No Comments » / by SocalHikes Hiker

Here’s the items I bring for a mountaineering outing. Of course, you should always take what you think is necessary. Especially if you’re doing backcountry hikes and risk getting stranded overnight in freezing temperatures.

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Baldy Bowl 1-8-11

January 9th, 2011 / 9 Comments » / by SocalHikes Hiker

With headlamps on, we started at around 6am from Manker Flat parking area. Parts of the road leading to San Antonio Falls were covered with ice. So some caution was needed until we got to the rockier portions after the hairpin going away from the falls.
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End of Year Hike to Mt. Wilson

December 30th, 2010 / 6 Comments » / by SocalHikes Hiker

Scott and I decided to head on up to Mt. Wilson via the Mt. Wilson Trail. On the way back, we went through the usual Hastings, to Jones Peak mini loop just to add variety.

The weather today was a cold. High cold winds at the peak, along with some winds in the shade really brought the temperatures down. Note to self, find a better moisture wicking shirt or pack so that sweat doesn’t build up on the back. Especially annoying during breaks when the sweat gets all cold.
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12-23-10 San Jacinto Snowshoeing

December 24th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by SocalHikes Hiker

Much like last season, we started this one off after a big storm. This also worked out since Tim and I had Thursday off. During the holidays, the tram follows weekend hours. So we were able to head up on the first tram at 8am.

Here’s the track:
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Quail Mtn – Joshua Tree NP

December 19th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Zé

10 miles, 3200 ft gain

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Ryan Mtn – Joshua Tree NP

December 19th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Zé

3 miles, 1100 ft gain

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Mt Zion and Mt Wilson via Chantry Flat

December 19th, 2010 / 1 Comment » / by Zé

15 miles, 5000 ft gain

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