Iron Mountain from Heaton Flat Trail

Unobstructed view at our destination, Iron Mountain, from the Heaton Flat trail with Allison Gulch below. There is still a lot of ground to cover to reach our goal. The use trail up to the summit follows the ridge to the right. September 20, 2008.

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rmac10

rmac10 - Dec 13, 2009 6:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Ridge Route

Nice shot... What is the shape of the ridge from 6100'? When I lived in SoCal, the route had 15' high chaparral until above around 6500'. Are things easier after all the fires in the area during the past few years?

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Dec 14, 2009 12:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ridge Route

It's not bad. After the Heaton Saddle (or Allison Saddle) it's very steep with many Yuccas and Buckthorn but not too much other chaparral. Still a tough hike though. Cheers.

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