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EleutherosX-Country Over Waterman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2017


Climbed cross country over Waterman from Cloudburst Summit, for a day with over 4000' of vertical gain. Returned down the fire road to Buckhorn and hitched a ride with passersby back to Cloudburst. Total distance around 10 miles. Incredible views, of course! Not another soul on Twin Peaks trail.
Posted Nov 27, 2017 10:20 am

socalpeakbaggerTough but pleasant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016


Pretty tough hike but had both peaks to myself, except for the rattlesnake on the trail up there and the garbage that I found on the way down (stupid balloons).
Posted Aug 14, 2016 6:35 pm

StartingOverFrom Buckhorn, in cold, fog, and drizzle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2016


I managed to pick another poor day to go hiking. The weather didn't look too bad at the trailhead at Buckhorn, but once I was a few hundred feet up the fog arrived, with on and off drizzle, and it did not depart for the rest of the hike. So, there were none of the amazing views I'd hope to see from the summit of Twin Peaks. I was till nice to escape from the megalopolis into a beautiful pine forest, and there were a lot of flowers blooming as well. I will need to return to this one some day -- when I am in better shape, that is!
Posted May 9, 2016 12:23 pm

IronHikerwith Waterman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2014


Waterman, Twin Peaks East and West
Posted Aug 2, 2015 12:40 pm

NavySeabeeVia Waterman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015


Nice hike from Waterman Mountain. The steep use trail from Twin Peaks Saddle (TPS) is very easy to follow. A hiker who overnighted at TPS saw a black bear. Glad there are still some in the mountains!
Posted Jun 29, 2015 12:33 pm

DariaGood outing   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015


Climbed with foo-foo head on a gorgeous day-the hike through the forest was beautiful! Some snow up there.
Posted Jun 20, 2015 3:21 pm

bscottfun trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015


nice trip from the campground on the other side of waterman
Posted Apr 20, 2015 4:13 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015


A group of 5 made it to the East summit on a perfect spring day. It's a very steep trail after descending 1,200' into a very deep canyon (Devil's).
Posted Mar 29, 2015 8:55 am

gimpilator12 summits in 2 days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2014


Heather and I hiked up Baden-Powell, Burnham, Throop, Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Islip, Akawie, Winston, and Lewis the previous day and then finished our trip with Waterman and both summits of Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks was our favorite of the trip. It had slightly more route finding to keep it interesting as well as steeper rugged terrain. The west summit involves one exposed mantle move and I found an old tin can with the original register dating back to 1967. Awesome!
Posted Dec 12, 2014 2:12 pm

royandersonFrom Waterman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013


Mark J and I made our own off trail route up to Waterman, then dropped down to pick up the trail merging from Buckhorn, then went to Twin Peaks. We did not use microspikes; they might have been nice for a few points going up to Twin Peaks, but we managed the whole hike with only one snow slide each. The trail from Waterman is nice and much different than hikes lower in elevation or higher in elevation near Baldy; trails were relatively rock free and covered with pine needles. The trail up to Twin Peaks summit was often not visible, so we basically went pretty much straight up off trail when the trail was lost due to snow, and this part was steep. There was a group of 15 other hikers on the summit when we were there. This is a very nice hike, although the return gain up Waterman is not as pleasant as simply reaching the summit then heading back down hill. We returned via the Buckhorn trail, which was pretty easy, but much less direct than the route we took to Waterman. So it was a nice little loop for our first time here.
Posted Mar 23, 2013 9:00 pm

orbitorFrom Waterman via the saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012


Traversed from Waterman and thought it was going to be an easy bag until we found the north slope covered in hardened snow, which made for an exhilarating ice climb to the summit (carried crampons and microspikes just in case). Views from the top are as good as advertised.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 12:51 am

labglovesGreat hike in sporadic snow   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2012


It was a lovely hike with Waterman from Buckhorn. Large sections of thin snow remained during the final north facing accent.
Posted Mar 11, 2012 10:57 pm

dgrutherfordVia Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011


Last 1200' in 7/10th's of a mile were tough!
Posted Dec 11, 2011 11:55 pm

SierraCJThree Points to Twin Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011


Took the long way around Waterman Mountain and then down to Twin Peaks Saddle. The final 1200 feet is steep but well worth the effort. Views from East Twin are good but couldn't find a register.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 9:40 pm

cabBuckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


HOT day of peakbagging including Twin Peaks, Akawie, Winston Peak, Winston Ridge, Mt. Mooney, & Mt. Sally. The last 1000' feet of trail up to Twin Peaks is steep!
Posted Aug 28, 2011 10:13 am

wyopeakMikea rugged peak  Sucess!


I went from Buckhorn once in the late eighties on a cloudy foggy day. I first was on a false summit and then the clouds parted and I could see the real peak above me. I really enjoyed the view from the summit. The routes up from the canyon below looked like some real fine adventures.
Posted Dec 12, 2009 1:38 pm

RobbTwo Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


Grabbed Twin Peaks and Waterman today. Warm, and not much breeze, but an early start helped make it a bit better. Nice views in this part of the range.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 8:08 pm

dgrimreaperFrom Three Points  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2007


Out of shape. Got leg cramps. Toughed out to the peak. Struggled more on the way back up from the saddle. Great views and peak.
Posted May 16, 2009 10:57 pm

farrisglLong Hot Dry Return  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1994


Nice Peak but only 3 quarts of water was not enough. At this time of year, dispite an early start 5 quarts would have make this far more enjoyable.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 6:31 pm

Bob BurdFrom Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2008

Bob Burd

With a host of other nearby HPS peaks, a fine day of hiking. Trip Report
Posted Jan 23, 2009 11:44 am

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