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StartingOverTrees are coming back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2017


Hiked in early December in a winter with no rain (or snow) so far. The Station Fire devastated the area in 2009, before I moved to SoCal, so I don't know what the area used to look like. Now it is still fairly barren but the chaparral is already back, and I saw young trees everywhere, ranging from about 6 inches high to nearly 6 feet tall. I am no expert on how fast these trees will grow, but I am confident this area will return to its former beauty relatively soon.
Posted Dec 8, 2017 5:45 pm

NavySeabeeVetter Mtn Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017


Hiked the road from Charlton Flats. Nice views from the summit. Peak 2 of 4 including Josephine, Mooney & Barley Flats.

According to the Lookout Manager (official title?), the trail has been cleared of brush (incl. Poodle Dog Bush) but is still listed as closed. He didn't discourage me from using it.

Additionally, the construction of the new lookout building is scheduled to start this Summer.
Posted Jun 12, 2017 3:45 pm

socalpeakbaggerService Road   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016


The hiking trail from Charlton Flats is closed halfway up per Forest Service sign...had to backtrack and hiked up the main service road instead, very nice view from the top!
Posted Jul 5, 2016 5:16 pm

orbitorFrom Charlton Flat via Fire Rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011


Could walk to the summit with eyes closed. Stood in the ruins of the historic fire lookout and took in fine views of the San Gabriel Range.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 11:42 pm

dgrutherfordCharlton Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011


Bagged along with Mooney and Sally. Via paved road from Charlton Flat entrance
Posted Dec 12, 2011 12:10 am

cabCharlton Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


Easy hike up a road, but pretty cool views from the top although the devastation from the Station Fire is immense. Lots of poodle dog bush growing everywhere in the burned areas.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 3:23 pm

MelbaToastProbably won't do it again  Sucess!


Glad I went up there before the fire.
Posted Jan 9, 2011 5:47 pm

johnmFamily Favorite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2003


Nice place to visit with the family. Although the look out is now gone the views are still pretty good.
Posted Dec 21, 2010 11:51 pm

WRGruenerSeveral Times...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1982


Started when the kids were young and kept coming back for a picnic with a view. Sad to think it is gone....
Posted Sep 30, 2010 4:27 pm

tarolVetter Mountain Lookout Burned  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009


Sad to report that the fire lookout tower burned in the Station Fire
Posted Oct 11, 2009 1:10 pm

RobbHot day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009


Climbed Sally and Vetter on this hot morning! It was then time for a cold beer at Newcomb's!
Posted Jul 21, 2009 8:30 pm

dgrimreaperCold Afternoon Stroll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2009


Nice easy 3 mile hike on a brisk January day. Went up with friends and his 9 year old son. Good family hike.
Posted May 17, 2009 12:10 pm

gaudzdice51Clear day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008


After our failed attempt of Strawberry due to major ice on the trail, we headed over to Vetter. Clear day with snow everywhere. Awesome!
Posted Mar 8, 2009 2:42 pm

Zefrom Red Box  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009


one way trip across Lawlor & Barley Flats then up Vetter
Posted Mar 3, 2009 11:01 pm

SierraCJGreat view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008


Great views of the front range and also east to Mt San Antonio.
Posted Feb 22, 2009 5:13 pm

Bob BurdAlong the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2008

Bob Burd

Another day of HPS peakbagging, another fine day of weather in SoCal. Trip Report
Posted Jan 23, 2009 1:35 pm

mlarkin2002Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2008
Walked up the road from the locked gate. This one is better than Mooney.
Posted Nov 6, 2008 1:50 pm

bechttAfter driving by so many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


After Williamson, Goodykoontz, and Mooney. With Coco the Dog.
Posted Oct 19, 2008 7:55 pm

mdoughertyNice view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008


Driven by many times, finally stopped to check out the view. A bit hazy, but nice with the sun dropping.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 1:24 am

SoCalHikerNice short hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Hiked up Vetter Mountain via the trail from Charlton Flats through the conifer forest.
Posted Jun 2, 2008 12:59 am

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