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trexkerryNeat area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2015
On the drive down to San Diego, made the long detour to this hidden section of California. Was able to get my sad 2WD up to the ridge which made for a fairly easy hike, RT of about 5:45.
Posted Dec 4, 2015 1:24 am

calipidderCaliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015


Bad year for wildflowers in Carrizo, so enjoyed an easter weekend hike to the peak instead of photography.
Posted Apr 5, 2015 7:19 pm

davidsangerPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015


We mountain biked from the ridge trailhead to about 1.2 miles from the summit, then stashed bikes and hiked the rest.

Gorgeous weather, wildflowers on the trail and alongside. 5 hours RT leisurely, including 1/2 hour on the summit.
Posted Mar 20, 2015 11:16 pm

FletchOn gravel bikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2015


Great day... longer than expected though
Posted Feb 15, 2015 9:00 pm

orbitorVia Caliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013


Remote and relatively low, this county highpoint actually has great views from the top. The only group on the mountain that day, conditions were perfect. Stopped by Soda Lake and learned about Carrizo NM on the way back.
Posted May 7, 2013 7:19 pm

David NaylorWith friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

David Naylor

With Wildcat friends. Did Mt. Boardman the previous Saturday and Table Mountain (Kings County) two nights previous. Was a great week.
Posted Apr 9, 2012 4:24 pm

cabCaliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012


Rode bike to very near the top which made for a pretty quick ascent and descent. Nice views the whole way along the ridge and an enjoyable day. Drove up to Peak & McPherson across the Cuyama valley afterwards and then finished off with a hike up Antimony Peak for a long day with lots of driving.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 10:21 am

bechttCaliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012


Hiked this with my wife Caren and two dogs on a beautiful but windy day.
Posted Jan 29, 2012 12:40 am

SkyPilot84Caliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011


Pretty easy 17 mile hike with flat terrain and no routefinding difficulties, even on the drive. That said, it's well worth doing.

The whole thing reminded me a little bit of hiking Telescope Peak, on a smaller scale.

I can confirm as well; the summit shack fell down.
Posted Nov 21, 2011 11:27 am

phydeuxThe silence is deafening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2011


Hiked up on a windy day, but had clear views and gazillions of great spring wildflower blooming all around. And the silence is amazing; this defiantely has to be one of the most remote places in the State. Yes, the hut has collapsed. The whole Carrizo Plain is a beautiful area to explore in spring.
Posted May 17, 2011 1:19 am

mrchad9The ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


Plan for bikes fell through, so we went ahead and hiked this one and bailed on Santa Barbara County the next day. Was still a nice trip.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:21 am

RobbVia the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009


Great 17 mile trek to see this peak. The wildflowers were pretty much out in force, and made for a nice view during the day. Got a bit cool and windy with a front moving in.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 11:40 am

Frankly45Caliente Ridge
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008


Great views on a beautiful winter day. I got a late start, about 11:00 AM, but returned by 5:45 PM.
Posted Feb 20, 2008 8:56 pm

Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


Nice clear day after a storm, I could see the snow capped sierra's off in the distance.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 11:44 pm

mlarkin2002Caliente Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2005
Second COHP for the trip. Previously tagged Big Pine; today Caliente. Mountain biked up to the top. Very fun.
Posted Oct 13, 2006 10:43 am

rhyangvia Caliente Ridge  Sucess!


February 2003 - hiked up on a nice clear day while returning from a desert trip.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 2:03 pm

fedakRoute Climbed: Ridge Trail Date Climbed: Jan-05-2006  Sucess!


Suprisingly warm for early January and refreshingly green after all the recent rains.

Great views of the snowcaps to the east, but otherwise a rather unremarkable trail.

Trip pics are here
Posted Jan 8, 2006 11:35 pm

cjrandallRoute Climbed: Caliente Ridge Date Climbed: October 12, 2002  Sucess!


Stop 1 of 3 on a LONNNNGGGG highpoint bagging day that included Mount Pinos of Ventura County and Sawmill Mountain of Kern County. Drove down from Monterey area and arrived around 2pm (got a late start). Mountain biked all the way to the top (yes, I had the bike on the summit with me!) and rode it all the way down. The downhills were fun! Was back at my car by 6pm, and was able to bag other highpoints by flashlight.

It was really warm and the Carrizo Plain was looking especially bleak and Death Valleyish.
Posted May 17, 2005 11:25 am

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Caliente Ridge Date Climbed: 29 February 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Great hike for the winter. The weather was cool, beautiful day.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 4:42 pm

surgentRoute Climbed: Caliente Ridge Date Climbed: Dec 2000  Sucess!


Enjoyable hike. We made it quicker using bicycles much of the way. The road is pretty good to about the 3 mile mark, then okay to about the 6 mile mark. We stashed our bikes here and walked the final bit. I'd say we biked about 6 of the 16 miles. Great weather for December.
Posted Aug 28, 2003 6:03 pm

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