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IronHikerGreener than green  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2017


Two prior trips were rained out, but it paid off with a super green island on St. Patrick's Day. Met a humpback whale on the ride out and 5 island foxes. This hike exceeded expectations.
Posted Mar 21, 2017 1:00 pm

SimkinWas to windy for kayaking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2011


The day was too windy for kayaking sea caves so I climbed the mountain instead. Found an airplane crash remnants while descending through some canyon.
Posted Jun 2, 2016 3:22 pm

iditarod81Dayhike from Scorpion Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015


BEAUTIFUL day!! And great ay to celebrate my husband's birthday. Magnificent views from the top and all along the ridge.
Posted Nov 9, 2015 1:08 am

bechttBig loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014


Basically followed Bob Burd's route. No whales but we ran into a mega pod of dolphins (hundreds of them) on the return. With my wife, Caren.
Posted Jan 20, 2014 7:09 pm

cabLPC List Finish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2014


Fun hike with great views all the way. The weather was incredible for January, although a little windy along the ridge. Thanks to everyone for joining me for my list finish and especially Yvonne for carrying champagne and OJ for mimosas on the summit!

This is a great time of year for this peak since the boat will most likely stop for whale watching both to and from the island.
Posted Jan 7, 2014 12:00 pm

FletchYay!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


With the family. GORGEOUS DAY!
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:37 pm

orbitorFrom Scorpion Anchorage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


Windy top, but fabulous views of the Santa Barbara Channel, the rest of the Channel Islands and the Ventura coastline.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 6:12 pm

Bob BurdFrom Scorpion Harbor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

Bob Burd

Nice day, great weather, fun time. Trip Report
Posted Dec 2, 2011 12:36 am

DundeelScorpion Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2011


Camped at Scorpion Canyon. Wind was very strong during the night, but the tent held. Campsites 1-15 were a little more sheltered. Nice hike up to El Montanon. I enjoyed seeing the waters around the islands where I participated in a large naval exercise in the 70's.
Posted Nov 11, 2011 2:48 pm

MCGustogreat trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010


from prisoners to scorpian
Posted Oct 28, 2011 1:26 am

tarolRidge but not the tippy top
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2011


We backpacked from Prisoner's to Scorpion which crosses Montanon Ridge just a few hundred feet shy of the peak. Great views! The trail is very narrow and rocky and steep in spots (from the Prisoner's side especially).
Posted May 3, 2011 5:27 pm

Tracyfrom Scorpion Anchorage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010


Day-hiked this one with Steven Stembridge during a day excursion boat trip from Ventura harbor. Beautiful weather and scenic views came down the Scorpion Canyon Trail
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:41 pm

birdheadDayhike From Campground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009


Hiked on a very clear day with the wind ripping up on the ridge. We took the trail from the upper campground above Scorpion. The views from the top are great.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 12:55 pm

QuailBSDayhike from Scorpion Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2003
Camped on the Island and did several dayhikes, including this one. I would love to return some day or explore the other islands.

If anyone is also a birder out there, don't miss out on the endemic Island Scrub Jay- keep an eye on the oaks, mainly.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 3:20 am

theronmoonAmazing!!!!!!!!!  Sucess!


Did this peak during a archaeological survey trip. One of the most amazing hikes of my life. The views of the islands spreading out from the summit are insane. I lead the Lower Peaks section to this one. An amazing peak!
Posted Sep 17, 2006 5:20 pm

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