Mount Islip Climber's Log

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Paulatron - Aug 8, 2011 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

from Crystal Lake  Sucess!

Fun little hike through the snow.


mcphersonm80 - Aug 8, 2011 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

Don't Slip  Sucess!

Hiked up the southwest ridge from Crystal Lake. Deep snow up top, incredible views.

Photos: Mt Islip from Crystal Lake


SoCalHiker - Jul 24, 2011 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

from 66.37  Sucess!

From mileage marker 66.37 on SR2 steeply to Windy Gap and further to Islip. Gorgeous day, warm temps in the mid 70s. Fantastic views from the top. Continued towards Hawkins after that.


cab - May 23, 2011 10:52 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2011

From Crystal Lake  Sucess!

With group. Also included South Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, & Copter Ridge.


labgloves - May 7, 2011 10:02 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Hazy day  Sucess!

Very warm day . . . a loop from Crystal Lake campground.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 12:53 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Ridge Traverse  Sucess!

Hiked up Mt. Islip as part of a 5 peak ridge traverse.


Rob - Dec 29, 2010 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2010

Clear day  Sucess!

Nice day with Melbatoast.


MelbaToast - Dec 17, 2010 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

second time  Sucess!

One of the most beautiful days I've seen in the San Gabriels in my 30 years of skiing and hiking them. Saw a flock of bandtailed pigeons and a very noisy coyote. Awesome day.


WRGruener - Sep 30, 2010 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Second Time Climb  Sucess!

Last time getting high.....on Earth Day we hiked up Mt. Hillyer and because it was Earth Day I was doing my part picking-up trash on the trail. Well one of the bags had a bud in it. It had been several years so it took a few months to work-up to it. So I gave it a go.....whoa....


wyopeakMike - Dec 12, 2009 1:20 am

nice hike  Sucess!

Only went twice up Islip back when I was a San Gabriel peak freak. It still is a great little peak with nice views of its higher neighbors.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

Good walk.  Sucess!

Looped w/ Hawkins. Nice half-day.


DOZN - Oct 30, 2009 1:30 am

Good Hike  Sucess!

This is always a nice hike


Ze - Jul 6, 2009 9:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

5 peak looop  Sucess!


farrisgl - Jun 15, 2009 12:20 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Nice little side trip off the PCT  Sucess!

Summited mate in the day after a day backpacking on the PCT. Set up camp at Little Jimmy then hiked to the summit. Good view into the LA basin, and the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains.


AlaskaIsCold - May 30, 2009 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Sunny and Warm  Sucess!

It was good and clear when I went with my friends up here.


SierraCJ - Mar 6, 2009 4:46 pm

5UGNST1  Sucess!

Nice hike from Islip Saddle. Views north abound.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 22, 2009 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2008

Islip Saddle Roundup  Sucess!

An eight peak day around Islip Saddle, cold in the morning but quite fine during the day. Trip Report


bechtt - Dec 14, 2008 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2008

The long south ridge  Sucess!

Decided to experience Mt Islip's long south ridge. Abandoned trail, brush filled gully, and fire break all part of the day. Decided that Smith Mtn was far enough south. Returned via SR39 to Islip Saddle.


MelbaToast - Aug 10, 2008 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Crowded  Sucess!

There was a whole tour bus full of people at the summit. Oh well, they were on their way down as we got there and we ended up taking the steep little trail to the road from Windy Gap so we didn't have to share the trail much after all. Amazing views - it was a beautiful day and you could see for many, many miles.


tarol - Jun 16, 2008 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Nice hike

Hiked from Islip Saddle up to Little Jimmy Campground then to Windy Gap. From Windy Gap a sign says it's 0.9 miles to the top of Mt. Islip. About a third of a mile up the trail another sign says it's 1.2 miles... hmmmm... so they add up miles around here rather than subtracting them, lol I made it within 0.2 miles or so of the summit then decided to turn around to return to my friend whom I'd left at Windy Gap. Great views and I love the wildflowers and huge Jeffrey Pine and Incense Cedars along the way. Didn't enjoy the gnats, though. Note to self: bring a head net next time!

Update: I finally returned to finish this summit... this time with my 3-year-old son! Photos here

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