Mount Islip Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Aug 17, 2020 7:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2020

Islip saddle  Sucess!

Easy hike in a nice area.


HikingGuy - Oct 26, 2019 6:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2019

Nice Hike From Crystal Lake  Sucess!

Check out my full guide on HikingGuy, really nice loop route from Crystal Lake.


royanderson - Jun 28, 2019 10:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2019

Nice walk

From parking lot

T. White

T. White - Oct 21, 2018 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2018

Finally made it  Sucess!

Been wanting to hike this peak for ten years... it did not disappoint. Did the East Ridge - Little Jimmy Road loop -- views of Pine Flats and the North Fork canyon were stupendous!


DukeJH - May 31, 2018 12:16 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2018

Rehab Hike from Crystal Lake  Sucess!

First hike with real gain since injuring my knee skiing. Nice hike with my daughter.

tm1 - May 21, 2018 9:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017

From little Jimmy  Sucess!

Nice little hike; had no idea that there was an old cabin up here


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.


brichardsson - 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.

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