Mount Islip Climber's Log

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missymtngirl - Oct 25, 2017 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Islip   Sucess!

Thank goodness I pushed myself to finish this hike. It was hot a couple weeks ago on the trail in the afternoon. Nice views at the top. A neat new area of the Angelus I hadn't explored before (via the south approach).


jdmorehouse - Aug 28, 2017 5:35 pm

The Old Days  Sucess!

Climbed on a back packing trip in the winter of '70, one of several along the crest from Little Jimmy to Baden Powell and beyond.


socalpeakbagger - Mar 19, 2017 12:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017

From the north ridge line  Sucess!

Came up towards the north ridge line still a good amount of snow up top and on the trail.


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 24, 2016 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2016

from Crystal Lake  Sucess!

Foggy and cloudy with low ceiling today. Came up through Windy Gap. Still a few inches of snow on the ground.


StartingOver - Jan 4, 2016 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2016

Climbed from Crystal Lake  Sucess!

A nice way to start the New Year. With very low snow levels in Southern California, the "Middle High Country" in the San Gabriel Mountains was still open -- though that will change if this week's weather forecast for 2+ feet of snow over 6,000 feet is accurate.

I hiked to the top via the Crystal Lake trail, and took the loop down via the Islip Ridge and Big Cienaga trails (I never did see a big cienaga, but I suspect there isn't one). There was virtually no snow on the south slopes. Maybe a couple inches on the north slopes but nothing to impede normal hiking.


wordlessnature - Jun 22, 2015 3:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Nice afternoon jaunt!  Sucess!

Beautiful afternoon hike from Islip Saddle with our 6 week old son. A bit hot at first, but the temperature mellowed as we gained elevation and favored the Northern slopes.


ScottWhitneyBound - Feb 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Mt. Islip to Mt. Baden-Powell 6 Peak Traverse  Sucess!

First of six peaks that day.


gimpilator - Dec 12, 2014 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2014

9 Peak Day  Sucess!

Heather and I parked below Windy Gap at 7am and then hiked up Baden-Powell, Burnham, Throop, Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, and Islip. We got back to the car at 2pm and then drove around hiking up Akawie, Winston, and Lewis. The next day we did both summits of Twin Peaks as well as Waterman.


wildanessX - May 3, 2014 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014

Clear and WIndy  Sucess!

A nice hike from Crystal Lake. WIndy and cold along the ridge up to the summit, with some snow along the trail. Nice views!


orbitor - Jan 28, 2013 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012

From PCT via Windy Gap  Sucess!

Still had half a day left after Williamson, so headed up Islip from the saddle. Wind was howling all day and it got particularly cold at the summit as the sun went down. Shot amazing panoramas of the sunset over the Pacific, as well as beautiful compositions of rime ice in the trees.


seano - Oct 16, 2012 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2012

From Baden-Powell  Sucess!

The end of a bump-tagging expedition from Vincent Gap. I dropped down and took the road back, which saved a mile but was extremely boring.


mattcav - Sep 22, 2012 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2011

great hike from anywhere  Sucess!

did this one via the wawona trail/crystal lake and then over to south mount hawkins and back down to crystal lake. 20+ mile day hike with some good elevation gain. Wawona Trail was a bit beaten up from the Curve Fire (I believe?) but we did some good maintenance on the way to mark the trail up.

Also have done Islip from the Crest Highway trailhead/Little Jimmy. That is quite a bit easier and equally pretty.


bscott - Jul 3, 2012 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2012

snow climb  Sucess!

fun hike through snow from islip saddle


orbitor - Apr 19, 2012 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

From PCT via Windy Gap  Sucess!

#1 on Islip Saddle to Vincent Gap 5-peak traverse.


Deb - Feb 28, 2012 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2012

4th of 4 Peaks  Sucess!

After bagging Throop Peak, Mount Hawkins and Middle Hawkins it was time to go visit the shamble hut on Islip. Summitted via east ridge trail from Windy Gap, which was very windy. Views sucked due to poor air quality and all the burnt trees gave a feeling of destruction but I enjoyed the work-out very much.


SierraCJ - Feb 13, 2012 11:18 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

With Hawkins from Crystal Lake  Sucess!

Cold and foggy hike. Some snow on PCT on north side of Hawkins.


echristensen - Nov 3, 2011 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

Pleasant Day out  Sucess!

Gave snowshoes a go, had a great time from Crystal Lake area.


SierraCJ - Oct 7, 2011 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2011

Crystal Lake Loop  Sucess!

Windy Gap Trail to Islip and then on to Hawkins Ridge, Middle Hawkins and South Mt. Hawkins. Perfect day!


dgrutherford - Sep 21, 2011 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Islip Saddle  Sucess!

Very nice hike from Islip Saddle. Hiked Mount Williamson afterwards.


klotito - Sep 4, 2011 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

5 peak day  Sucess!

From MM 66.38 to Mt. Islip, Mt. Hawkins, Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back.

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