Mount Lowe Climber's Log

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T. White - Jun 3, 2018 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2018

Checked off the list  Sucess!

Views were good from the summit, but honestly I was much more impressed with those from Markham (which I hit on the way back), and even those from the lower trail over Bear Canyon. It was also quite hot... could hardly stand to touch the metal register box.


Jonodo - May 28, 2018 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2018

Normal Route  Sucess!

With the family


conpen - Oct 24, 2017 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2015

Good way to close out the year  Sucess!

One of three peaks hit in one relatively easy hike. It was cool seeing remnants of the old Mt. Lowe railway. This peak certainly provided the best views of the four.


NavySeabee - Oct 31, 2016 10:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2016

Mt Wilson Roundup  Sucess!

Peak 1 of 7 in the Mt Wilson area. Probably the most enjoyable of all the summits I visited.


socalpeakbagger - Jul 6, 2016 12:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Sam Merrill Trail  Sucess!

Been up this trail several times, crowded along the bottom but starts to thin out as you go farther up.


IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

Eaton Saddle  Sucess!

with San Gabriel, Disappointment, Markham.


StartingOver - Jul 5, 2015 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

Markham and Lowe from Eaton Saddle  Sucess!

Climbed via Eaton Saddle on the morning of July 5, 2015. As always I had limited time, and intended to just climb Markham, but with Lowe right there and only an extra 200 feet or so seemed silly not to summit it too. I hope to climb Lowe via the Sam Merrill trail and Echo Mountain during the cool season.


ScottWhitneyBound - Feb 17, 2015 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

From Eaton Saddle  Sucess!

Went to Markham first, then the fog.


wordlessnature - Nov 2, 2014 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2014

Hiked with Mt. Markham  Sucess!

Beautiful late fall midday hike that also include Mt. Markham. Nice cold weather and good views.


TheGoat - Aug 10, 2014 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

Don't Eat Donuts While Hiking  Sucess!

Good hike through nice chaparral with a good friend. The title is self-explanatory, that wasn't too much fun. It's also scary parking on a steep hill in a manual you are just learning how to drive. Decently clear day for California.


Igooooor - Jun 22, 2014 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Summer solstice day hike from Rubio  Sucess!

We had our eye on a peak around here ever since reaching Inspiration Point on a previous hike. This time the opportunity came on a summer solstice. We started at the Rubio Canyon TH at 6am. We were at Echo Mountain by 7 then Inspiration Point via Castle Canyon Trail at 8 and the peak of Lowe via the East Trail by 9. It took the same mount of time to get down as we took slightly longer Sam Merrill Trail on the way down before descending back to Rubio Canyon. Back at the car by 12pm.

Would hate to do this one any later in the day or summer. It was hot on the way down.


lpitman57 - May 26, 2014 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Four Peaks  Sucess!

Did the traditional.....Mount Disappointment, Mount Markham, Mount Lowe, then San Gabriel Peak for a nice 12 mile day.


pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012

from lake ave  Sucess!

Echo Mountain -> Inspiration Point -> Mt Lowe


dgrutherford - Apr 17, 2013 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013

2 of 6  Sucess!

Occidental-Lowe-Markham-San Gabriel-Disappointment-Deception


royanderson - Mar 9, 2013 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

From Lake Street  Sucess!

Came up from Lake Street. Went up the East Trail. Had to dodge mountain bikers coming down. The view on top is nice. Also went on to Mt. Markham. Good, fast training hike, except for distance from Lake to Echo Mountain. Went with Mark J.


mattcav - Sep 22, 2012 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2009

really fun summit  Sucess!

I summited Lowe for the first time from Lake Ave/Echo Mountain in March of 09. I took the trail up to Echo, then upper Sam Merrill to East Lowe, then back down through Castle Canyon, for maybe a 13-14 miler. I think the time took 6 hours total, give or take.

Since then, I've taken different variations to get up to Lowe and while its always a fun and moderate hike, some of the west trail up to the top has been eroded from the Station Fire. Its doable but be careful if you get vertigo :-)


orbitor - Aug 27, 2012 12:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011

From Lake Ave. via Mt. Lowe Rd.  Sucess!

Speed ascent from Lake Avenue in Altadena.


dgrutherford - Mar 12, 2012 10:49 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

Eaton Saddle  Sucess!

With Mount Markham


SierraCJ - Nov 27, 2011 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

Last of Five  Sucess!

With Mt. Deception, Mt. Disappointment, San Gabriel Pk and Mt. Markham. Best view of the day from the summit.


echristensen - Nov 2, 2011 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2011

Nice Hike  Sucess!

mellow hike to summit, great views and a nice bench to eat lunch on.

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