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David RosenbergClimbed Twice  Sucess!

Climbed twice from Buckhorn. Second time dropped down the second gully after splitting off from the Waterman Trail. Climbed West Peak twice as well(has a register can).Triplet Rocks is also on my list. I want a partner for that one.
Posted Mar 28, 2007 5:02 am

Sean KenneyThree Points to East Twin
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

Sean Kenney

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Very nice hike. This was the first time I'd taken the Twin Peaks trail and only my second time on this mountain. The south side of Waterman was almost devoid of snow. It was fast moving to the Twin Peaks Saddle. From there the snow was thin but firm. The weird thing I noticed was that there are carins everywehre. There are a few less now. The weather was very nice. Temps in the 40's. It was breezy on the summit. Haze did limit the spectacular southern view. I revisited the ledge campsite after the summit and then headed home. As I returned, high clouds began to form making for a beautiful sunset.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 12:38 pm

Luciano136From Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Luciano136

Only saw two people on my way to the sign for Mt. Waterman. Then I caught up with Mike and Phil; two guys from the San Gabriel trail builders. Had a chat with them at the saddle and continued up to the East Twin. I came a across the same group cbuelow mentioned below (I think I ran into him too). As nobody else was heading up, I had the summit to myself and spent almost an hour on top relaxing in the warm late October sun. Expected to see more smoke from the esperanza fire; San Jacinto was till faintly visible.
Great day, good hike!
Posted Oct 30, 2006 4:09 am

cbuelowFrom Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

cbuelow

Headed back to Twin Peaks after tagging Waterman. It was the weirdest thing - I was alone the entire way up to Waterman, down to Twin Peaks Saddle and up to the top. Then, as I top out on the west summit of Twin Peaks, there was a group of 15 up there packing up to leave. They left within 2 minutes and I lingered for another 30 minutes. Never saw them again. All in all, a gorgeous day and a nice hike.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 12:31 am

Augie MedinaRoute: Trail from Buckhorn Date Climbed: Oct. 22, 2006  Sucess!

Augie Medina

A beautiful day for a hike. My first time up this trail. When the twin peaks came into view, I was immediately fascinated by the sight of the east ridge and Triplet Rocks. I put it on my must-do list. The trail from Twin Peaks Trail up the north slope to the summit of East Twin was heavily cairned, but really didn't need it. On the return, we hiked to Mt. Waterman.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 9:11 pm

johnm Route Climbed: Trail from Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

johnm

Great day for hiking. Views not the best, inversion layer hung around all day and early afternoon high cloud cover developed. Briefly saw a young male Nelson Big Horn Sheep at the summit. He came around a boulder about 30 yards away and quickly reversed and took off.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 1:55 am

CNC DaveRoute: Buckhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

CNC Dave

This is a great hike. Big trees few people. Very steep trail from
saddle up to the east twin. Lots of fun boulders on summit.
Posted May 31, 2006 3:51 am

RobNice peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

Rob

Been up there several times.
Posted May 18, 2006 2:36 am

peaktaggerToasty Pair of Twins from Buckhorn on May 16th, 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

peaktagger

Climbed East and West Twin from Buckhorn with my Golden Retriever Nibble. Very warm with huge water consumption. Snow is long gone and water won't be far behind. Climbed up use trail to East Twin and found a register but no benchmark. Then climbed over to West Twin, headed back down the north face towards the bottom of the use trail, then back up and down Waterman to the truck. Didn't see another soul all day. Anybody have any idea why the benchmark on Waterman is stamped "TWIN"?
Posted May 17, 2006 6:56 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Trail from Buckhorn Date Climbed: January 8, 2006  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Cold and windy all the way until the summit, which was miraculously calm. Crampons were needed from the saddle. The snow was thin, but hard.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 4:51 pm

BLTRoute Climbed: From Buckhorn via Waterman/Twin Peaks Saddle Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

BLT

This was my first time up the Twins. I now have a new favorite place to go to get away from people. Did the entire trip without seeing another human-- we're talking about the San Gabriels on a Saturday. That should tell you this isn't the most popular hike in the range. Weather was perfect, mostly in the 60s. No significant wildlife sightings, unfortunately.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 2:10 pm

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: Waterman-Twin Pk saddle Date Climbed: 5/1/2002  Sucess!

RobertCharlesAltman

Great hike in the clouds. Couldn't see a thing along the trail and summit, although the moody forest in the fog was wonderful. Great photos along the way. Also, once up there, at the summit, I enjoyed searching for the register-and finding it!
Posted Jun 22, 2004 12:53 am

rusty6Date Climbed: May 9, 2004  Sucess!

rusty6

Kinda a long boring hike but it was worth it in the end because i saw about 10 big horn sheep!!
Posted May 12, 2004 11:53 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Waterman Trail From 3 Points Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

Scott M.

One of the best kept secrets of the Angeles National Forest! The trail from 3 Points offers solitude and beauty. I've seen bighorn sheep on this trip. Met author Jerry Schad on another. Great views!!! First did this in November of 1986.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 7:54 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: North Slope via Mt Waterman-Twin Peaks saddle Date Climbed: February 15, 2004  Sucess!

forjan

A nice day hike with kdonaldson. Hiked to the top of Twin Peak East (7761') via the north side from the Mt Waterman-Twin Peaks saddle.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 9:59 am

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: via Mt Waterman-twin peaks saddle Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2004  Sucess!

kdonaldson

Hiked this peak with forjan. Started offtrail straight up the slop from the bend in the road about 200 ft above the buckhorn ski entrance. Went to Mt Waterman first. We were exactly sure which pile of rocks was the true summit. We climbed the two most prominent, but could not find a survey marker. Then went offtrail again down the south slopes until we came across the actual trail going down to twin peaks saddle. After decending the nearly 1600 ft to the saddle, we then slogged back up the snow covered north slope to the ridge just below the east summit, and then to the true east summit of twin peaks. It had been sunny most of the day but the clouds were rolling in. Summited around 1:45 in the afternoon. The temp was 68 degreee F (20 degree C) with no wind. Although the trip up to the summit took us a little over an hour from the saddle,. the decend down the snow slope only took 20 minutes which was nice, except for the fact that now we had to go all the way back up to the saddle to the east of waterman. The entire hike took a little longer than expected.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 1:37 am

Tom KenneyRoute Climbed: North face Date Climbed: Three ascents over 20 years  Sucess!

Tom Kenney

I've climbed Twin Peaks 3 times over the past 20 years. The first was a simple hike in the late 1980's, the second a 'technical rock climbing reconnisance' in the early 1990's, and a scary benighting in 1995 (see Alpine Slide).



I have a pact with my climbing partner, Mark Brinegar, to someday climb Triplet Rocks on the ridge east of East Twin, reputedly the hardest place to reach in the San Gabriels.
Posted Jan 17, 2004 6:18 pm

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