as part of a six peak yucaipa ridge traverse. great day.
Went with Cab on the 6 peaks/subpeaks.
Went up the gully & ridge just east of Camp Creek and followed the ducks and use trail to Yucaipa Ridge. Continued west and hit all of the peaks between LSG and Birch and returned to our car shuttle at Bear Paw. Clouds kept the temperatures down until we got down to the lower elevations where it got a little warmer. Nice day out with cdewhurst.
With Tom Becht, on way to finishing the HPS list on Allen Peak (and Laura Molnar who joined us for the last two summits). Trip Report.
the traverse is definitely tough. lots of rock (some crumbly), north side is immediate drop off. not for everyone
generally descended ridge east of Camp Creek
Started from Vivian Creek trailhead up a gully east of Camp Creek to reach the Yucaipa Ridge (3,000 feet of gain to get to the ridge). Summited Little San G., then on to Wilshire Mountain, Wilshire Peak, Oak Glen Peak, Cedar Mountain, Birch Mountain, and finally the long, long trek over to Allen Mountain.
Had a miserable, clothes-ripping bushwhacking experience in the first half hour, just above the start at Pine Bench Road. Apparently, I did not start at the correct place or in the correct direction. After finding the trail and 4wd road, all was good. Reached the ridge west of the radio antennae and traversed east to Little San G. While the ascent was dry, on the south-facing slope, there was plenty of snow on top and on the north side of the ridge.
A nice Remembrance Day hike with Bechtt. We took a different route to the summit. Here is the GPS track, elevation profile and pictures.
With Travis. We decided to postpone Galena Pk due to impending rain (never materialized) but hit this one plus Wilshire Mtn, Wilshire Pk, Oak Glen, Cedar, and Birch Mtns. The ascent steep and sustained but it was the descent, via a rocky, brushy gully, that was the excitement of the day.
Actually a fun little trip. I most enjoyed it once when I did it in winter and had a very nice free heel ski down.