Route Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: May 30, 2004
Having visited all the high spots in the Cucamonga Wilderness but one, Bighorn Peak, I decided it was time for a visit. Had a great day. Had to thrash through some brush on the north ridge. Came down the trail to the west, then down through Kelly's camp. A lot of campers there. Memorial Day weekend. Go figure.
Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 8, 2003
I hiked with Murray Zichlinsky 'til Icehouse Saddle. Murray then went onto Cucamonga Peak while I took the broad north ridge of Bighorn Peak from the saddle to the top. It was about 20 minutes from the saddle to the summit. Signed the register and then descended about 800' to Cucamonga Saddle and continued to tag Cucamonga Peak. A nice workout.
Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 27, 2003
Wanted to get out of the house for a few hours so I headed up to the local mountains. Wanted to check out Ice House Canyon and hike to Cucamonga Peak since I never had been there before. I have always went for the higher peaks in the area but I'm burned out on them. Made the saddle in an hour and a half then made the summit of Cucamonga in another hour and a half. The original plan was to do the peak and head home but Bighorn Peak looked easy enough to bag, so I hiked cross-country up the mellow south ridge to it's summit. From there I decided to follow the ridgeline west towards Ontario Peak. After about a mile I picked up the main trail to Ontario Peak and after several false summits nailed it to. Between Bighorn and Ontairo I saw a fairly large buck with a full rack, a bighorn sheep and zero people. Turned out to be a full day of hiking. Nice way to spend a Sunday.