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johnmBlue Ridge Rd/Devil's Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


The Backbone and exposed areas all now clear of snow, once in the trees still plenty but easy to navigate around by just heading up to the summit. Views for the day were amazing of Baldy, Baden- Powell and Iron Montain. On the hike back up from the south side saw some of the elusive Nelson Big Horn Sheep from a distance.
Posted May 29, 2006 2:07 pm

Steve LarsonKinda cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Steve Larson

It was 32F at the trailhead on Blue Ridge Road when I parked. I thought it would be warmer on Memorial Day weekend! Still, a nice day and a pleasant hike for a Sunday morning. Didn't see anyone else until I was almost back to the car. Nice views of Baden-Powell and Baldy along the way.
Posted May 28, 2006 9:33 pm

Luciano136Acorn trail from Wrightwood
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006


Had to turn around because of an incoming storm. See also trip report:

Posted Mar 28, 2006 4:44 am

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Blue ridge road Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


WOW what a hill, nice day for the hike but it dam near killed one of the guys that came with me.

Steep and loose.

got to love the pain
Posted Jan 19, 2006 1:00 am

D-boRoute Climbed: Acorn Trail-Wrightwood Date Climbed: November 2001  Sucess!


Absolute solitude! In SoCal?!
Posted Jan 7, 2006 5:22 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Acorn trail Date Climbed: December 10, 2005  Sucess!


Hiked with AlanK & son, Richard, Mike, and Rick Kent. Started in Wrightwood, up Acorn trail, Pine Mt, and Dawson. Returned by same route. A couple of inches of very cold & dry snow covered the whole area.
Posted Dec 11, 2005 4:13 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Acorn Trail Date Climbed: November 13, 2005  Sucess!


A relaxing hike with my good friend Mike Ostby since our time in Aconcagua. Beautiful day: sunny, clear, barely any wind.
Posted Nov 13, 2005 10:51 pm

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Blue Ridge Date Climbed: November 6, 2005  Sucess!


What a great morning! Nice and cool, mostly cloudy, and just a little wind. Didn't see a single person either way including the continuation on to Dawson Peak. Could hear gun shots from the deer hunters in the vally to the west.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 5:52 pm

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Blue Ridge Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!


Beutiful morning hike. Clear skies and perfect temp. for shorts and a tee. Only people seen were climbing Baldy's north ridge from Dawson peak. Still a lot of snow near the summit approach but had no problems without crampons. Great hike for a quickie in the morning or a late start.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 6:46 pm

CNC DaveRoute Climbed: Guffy campground to Devils Backbone. Date Climbed: August 10,2004  Sucess!

CNC Dave

This is a great day hike to do by itself or if you want to go on

to Baldy. Liked it enough to do it two more times this year.

Lots of wildlife and few people.
Posted Jan 27, 2005 11:53 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: From Guffy Campground/ Blue Ridge Date Climbed: September 22, 1985  Sucess!

Scott M.

Did this as part of a longer trip to Baldy along the ridge. Great trip while bagging Pine, Dawson, and Baldy.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 7:24 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Other Devels Backbone Date Climbed: May 11, 2003  Sucess!


The gate to Blue Ridge Road was locked so I pedaled my bike the 8 miles or so over the soggy road to the trail head. It was well worth the extra effort. It was a great climb with perfect weather! Still plenty of snow on the mountain.
Posted May 12, 2003 10:00 pm

Tom KenneyRoute Climbed: Other Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: MAY-1991  Sucess!

Tom Kenney

Did this climb some time in May, 1991, I think. This was before the East Blue Ridge Road was closed at Guffy Camp. I drove to the Other Devil's Backbone trailhead on the southeast side of Wright Mountain. Hiked with full pack up to Pine Mountain, spent the night on the delightful summit, then day-hiked to Baldy the next day, returned for my pack and hiked out.
Posted Apr 1, 2003 7:13 pm

tonyoRoute Climbed: Pine Mountain Ridge Date Climbed: November 23, 2002  Sucess!


My son, Matt, and I started out at Vincent Gap. We hiked down into Mine Gulch, then followed the creek to where Pine Mountain ridge comes down. We climbed up to the crest of the ridge at this point and followed big horn sheep trails to the summit. We caught glimpses of many big horn sheep along the way. After lunch at the summit, we hiked down the traditional backbone route, then the Acorn trail into Wrightwood and got a ride back to the car. A VERY tiring day. About 5500' of elevation gain and 17 miles total. We began the hike at 5:30 am and reached the Acorn trailhead just before 4:00.
Posted Nov 24, 2002 12:21 pm

stephenzRoute Climbed: Blue ridge trail from Guffy Date Climbed: 07/september/2002  Sucess!


Wanted to make it all the way to baldy but ran out of time . i think i have a better idea of what to expect next go around. weather was windy fires on south flank of baden-powell.
Posted Sep 8, 2002 11:08 am

tonyoRoute Climbed: Acorn trail to blue ridge to pine mountain trail Date Climbed: October, 2001  Sucess!


Great steep trails, excellent views. I've also done this as a through hike from Wrightwood to Baldy Village.
Posted May 28, 2002 5:16 am

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