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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

spapagiannisSteep but rewarding hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2014


We took the steep use trail from the saddle up to East Twin Peaks. The views from Twin Peaks are some of the most-emcompassing of the entire area. The broadness of the actual summit was quite surprising given how pin-point the summit appears on approach from Waterman. It was totally dry, no snow whatsoever.
Posted Nov 30, 2014 4:06 am

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

ZeLove Twin Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


Just great. Second time up. Next time would like to do some harder variation starting from somewhere else than Buckhorn
Posted Oct 20, 2008 10:16 pm

bechttFrom 3 Points  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008


Climbed Twin Peaks from 3 Points via the Waterman Trailand then ascended Waterman. Returned to 3 Points using the Waterman's West Ridge via a nice use trail. With Coco the dog.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 10:40 pm

SoCalHikerBuckhorn - Waterman - Twin Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


Hiked from Buckhorn first to Waterman and then to the East Twin. Great views all around. Ran into deers, rattlers, and a bear (between Twin Peak saddle and junction to Waterman).
Posted Sep 15, 2008 10:40 am

BrianSorkinMost of the way to Triplets  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


I didn't bring enough water, especially given the heat, to make it all the way out. Maybe another quarter mile to the rocks. Don't think I'll try it again, though - that ridge was really brutal!
Shredded my gaiters and a pair of work gloves, got covered in sap, chased by wolverines. OK, well maybe not that last one...
Posted Aug 3, 2008 12:00 am

brucegFrom 3 Points, October 11, 1987 and May 25, 2002  Sucess!


Best done on a cool day as most of the trail faces south
Posted May 19, 2008 4:23 pm

realshaferBuckhorn to the Twins  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2007


Quick out and back on a nice, breezy day. Man, that ridge to the Triplets looks difficult/fun.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 8:01 pm

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