El Montañon Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Mar 21, 2017 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2017

Greener than green  Sucess!

Two prior trips were rained out, but it paid off with a super green island on St. Patrick's Day. Met a humpback whale on the ride out and 5 island foxes. This hike exceeded expectations.


Simkin - Jun 2, 2016 3:22 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Was to windy for kayaking  Sucess!

The day was too windy for kayaking sea caves so I climbed the mountain instead. Found an airplane crash remnants while descending through some canyon.


iditarod81 - Nov 9, 2015 1:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

Dayhike from Scorpion Valley  Sucess!

BEAUTIFUL day!! And great ay to celebrate my husband's birthday. Magnificent views from the top and all along the ridge.


bechtt - Jan 20, 2014 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

Big loop  Sucess!

Basically followed Bob Burd's route. No whales but we ran into a mega pod of dolphins (hundreds of them) on the return. With my wife, Caren.


cab - Jan 7, 2014 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2014

LPC List Finish  Sucess!

Fun hike with great views all the way. The weather was incredible for January, although a little windy along the ridge. Thanks to everyone for joining me for my list finish and especially Yvonne for carrying champagne and OJ for mimosas on the summit!

This is a great time of year for this peak since the boat will most likely stop for whale watching both to and from the island.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Yay!  Sucess!

With the family. GORGEOUS DAY!


orbitor - Apr 5, 2012 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

From Scorpion Anchorage  Sucess!

Windy top, but fabulous views of the Santa Barbara Channel, the rest of the Channel Islands and the Ventura coastline.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Dec 2, 2011 12:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

From Scorpion Harbor  Sucess!

Nice day, great weather, fun time. Trip Report


Dundeel - Nov 11, 2011 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2011

Scorpion Canyon  Sucess!

Camped at Scorpion Canyon. Wind was very strong during the night, but the tent held. Campsites 1-15 were a little more sheltered. Nice hike up to El Montanon. I enjoyed seeing the waters around the islands where I participated in a large naval exercise in the 70's.


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 1:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

great trip  Sucess!

from prisoners to scorpian


tarol - May 3, 2011 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2011

Ridge but not the tippy top

We backpacked from Prisoner's to Scorpion which crosses Montanon Ridge just a few hundred feet shy of the peak. Great views! The trail is very narrow and rocky and steep in spots (from the Prisoner's side especially).


Tracy - Aug 16, 2010 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

from Scorpion Anchorage  Sucess!

Day-hiked this one with Steven Stembridge during a day excursion boat trip from Ventura harbor. Beautiful weather and scenic views came down the Scorpion Canyon Trail


birdhead - Nov 16, 2009 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

Dayhike From Campground  Sucess!

Hiked on a very clear day with the wind ripping up on the ridge. We took the trail from the upper campground above Scorpion. The views from the top are great.

QuailBS - Sep 23, 2007 3:20 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2003

Dayhike from Scorpion Valley  Sucess!

Camped on the Island and did several dayhikes, including this one. I would love to return some day or explore the other islands.

If anyone is also a birder out there, don't miss out on the endemic Island Scrub Jay- keep an eye on the oaks, mainly.


theronmoon - Sep 17, 2006 5:20 pm

Amazing!!!!!!!!!  Sucess!

Did this peak during a archaeological survey trip. One of the most amazing hikes of my life. The views of the islands spreading out from the summit are insane. I lead the Lower Peaks section to this one. An amazing peak!

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