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missymtngirlTraining Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2017


We were supposed to hike Mount Baldy this day but the weather wasn't cooperating so this peak was our back-up hike.

This hike was amazing because the conditions were just right. At first we were a little hesitate because it was foggy driving Angeles Crest highway on the way up, there were gnarly looking clouds above head, and it would sprinkle from time to time but it all worked out.

We got a really early start (for us) to try to beat the afternoon storm forecasted. It took us between 3-4 hours to complete the hike. Just FYI, there is like 20 false peaks before the summit.....at least that's what it felt like.

Since we had an amazing winter this past year with tons of rain this place was teeming with beautiful wildflowers! The flowers paired with the dramatic conditions made this hike really special.

Despite the looming clouds there was no wind at the summit and it felt amazingly warm. We signed the registrar and headed on our way.

Great training hike!
Posted May 15, 2017 6:09 pm

NavySeabeeVia Trail from Red Box  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2017


With Lawlor; Sally later. Nice panoramic views.
Posted Apr 24, 2017 10:37 am

socalpeakbaggerFrom the Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016


Hiked up from the saddle between Lawlor and Strawberry...very easy trail to follow all the way to the top. Exposed to the sun mostly although there are a few shady spots along the way you can rest at.
Posted Jul 5, 2016 11:33 pm

bscottfun peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2016


fun hike but the final ridge was annoying due to clouds rolling in. had to skedaddle before we could get lawlor.
Posted Apr 13, 2016 3:12 pm

fatdadFun scramble  Sucess!


Done this a few times, sometimes hiking up Colby Canyon and other by riding my bike part way up nearby Josephine Peak. Nice little front range adventure.
Posted Apr 2, 2016 11:28 am

IronHikerWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014


The best way up! Loads of class 3 fun.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 8:46 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundUp the west ridge, down the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2015


A group of 8 scrambled up the "dangerous" class-3 west ridge and descended the trail down the east slope before going on to Mt Lawlor. This was my first experience with a lengthy class-3 ascent. There was some dangerous exposure in a few places, so I was glad to have an experienced, confident guide leading the way. I was also grateful we didn't go down that class-3 route, which I think would have been much more dangerous than going up.
Posted Apr 12, 2015 11:53 am

StartingOverHiked via Red Box  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2015


Hiked via Red Box, which is now open. Trial is in good shape all the way to the saddle with Lawlor Mountain. he trial is still obvious after that, but it's a tough and very steep trial to the top, with minimal scrambling in a couple places. For someone starting over, it was a difficult hike, but very rewarding, and felt much more wild than every other hike I've done in the San Gabriels so far.

Trip report to come, if I can find the time to draft it.
Posted Apr 6, 2015 11:05 am

wordlessnatureGreat SoCal Scramble  Sucess!


Have climbed this 3 times, each via the West ridge from Josephine Saddle. Plenty of fun to be had on the rocks, plus a nice leg warm-up out of Colby Canyon. An area to be nourished and treasured.
Posted Jun 3, 2014 11:28 pm

royandersonColby Before Fire  Sucess!


Did this twice before the fire. It was really fun. One time I did it with my then girlfriend, now wife. She almost went off a cliff coming down the top when I let her lead, until that incident. It was never so easy to see the little markers coming back down the class 3 section before the fire. Hope this reopens soon, because the scrambling made it unique for Southern California.
Posted Mar 11, 2013 11:34 pm

cabFrom Josephine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012


Fun final climb up to the summit from the west. We were a little off route at the beginning and climbed some sketchy, crumbly rock, but once we found the faded arrows, the route was easy. There is still some poodle dog to negotiate between Josehpine and Strawberry, but it appears the area may be opening soon as there was a large Sierra Club trail crew working on the trail from Red Box to Strawberry Saddle. Continued along the ridge to Mt. Lawlor after Strawberry.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 10:13 am

dgrutherfordColby Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012


With Josephine
Posted Mar 12, 2012 10:51 am

MCGustoBefore the fire..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


with walter up the 3rd class ridge before the big burn (station fire)
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:24 am

RobAfter Fire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2011


Hiked up Colby Canyon from ACH. From Josephine Saddle, went up west ridge to summit. Trails are messed up, but it's still beautiful up there!
Posted May 17, 2011 2:43 pm

platypiiFun class III scramble near LA!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2009


One of the relatively few good ridge scrambles in SoCal. Fun day!
Posted Apr 19, 2011 10:41 pm

GigaMikeWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007


Hiked up the West Ridge on a hot day....bad idea!
Posted Feb 7, 2011 3:09 pm

labglovesa favorite  Sucess!


Twice via west ridge (colby) and once via East ridge (starting at the top of Lake in Altadena)
Posted Dec 21, 2010 5:06 pm

Tom Waggonerw/Lawlor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Tom Waggoner

Fun hike with good friends!
Posted Mar 17, 2010 2:00 pm

wyopeakMikethe Strawb  Sucess!


Hiked up from Colby Canyon back in the eighties a couple of times. A really fun hike and a great peak. The final scramble it lots of fun. Did it once with lots of fall snow, excellent views when it is clear.
Posted Dec 12, 2009 1:12 am

missymtngirlWatch Out for Rattle Snakes...They'll Gettcha


yikes...I remember jumping when I heard that rattle from behind a rock. I didn't have to think twice about high-tailing it outta there! On the flip side, it was a lovely hike.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 5:59 am

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