Almost home to Islip Saddle.
An eight peak day around Islip Saddle, cold in the morning but quite fine during the day. Trip Report
Parked at Islip Saddle and hiked to Dawson Saddle. First, went up the 1/2 mile ridge to Mt. Lewis. Then crossed the highway and picked up the ridge trail to Throop Peak. Next was Mt. Hawkins. From there, we dropped down Hawkins' ridge 1300' to Copter Ridge and summited the peak located at 7,499' elevation. Then traversed (not recommended; way too steep) to a saddle just north of Middle Hawkins and summited that peak. Started back on the trail toward Islip Saddle and summited Islip Peak along the way. The day was a little warm but the views were great on all the peaks.
Climbed it once from Windy Gap and this last time as part of my Williamson Rock start-off romp.
Hiked all 4 Hawkins peaks with Becht and Scott. Beautiful day, great hikes, lots of snow on the north slopes.
on my way to South Mt. Hawkins. South Mt. Hawkins used to be a regular hike when the fire lookout was there. Last time I was there was a week or two before it burned. A shame.
Climbed up from Islip Saddle , first to big Hawkins then down to Middle. Cool peaks with awesome views, wish i could have seen the trees before the fire.