I didn't think much of hiking Mt. Lowe when we decided to try the trail from Eaton Saddle, but it looked like it would be doable for my wife whose knees make steep climbs very painful. Once we got up into the San Gabriels, though, our excitement built, and to make the summit was a great thrill (Oh, you know, a thrill that you only really recognize after it has gone). Anyway, this is a fantastic introduction to the front range and we've climbed quite a few additional times since this fall. Most recently we took our visiting family after the holiday, who appreciated some verticality, since all they know is the horizontal back in the glacier-flattened Midwest.
On this date I climbed up via Lake Ave. past Echo Mnt, through Castle Canyon to the summit. Took a slightly different route down. Nice hike.
Hiked with family from Eaton Saddle to Mount Lowe and on our way back up to Mount Markham. Beautiful but cold November day.
Had a great morning on this historic path.
Did Gabriel and Lowe this unknown day. Saw a bunch of boy scouts at the top. I was secretly giving them the answers to what mountains they were looking at. They were being tested by their "elders" on how to use a compass and basic navigation. I'm such a dick.
A cool peak in a area full of cool peaks. This one has some great history.
It was a very foggy day, took the "viewing tubes" photo this day, had camped at Mt. Lowe Campground and hiked all around. Have done it many times, my favorite trail is the Castle Canyon Trail from Echo Mountain.
Once from Eaton Saddle and once from Disappointment trailhead combined with Deception,San Gabriel, and Markham.
My wife and I (with our dog - badger) hit Mt. Lowe, San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Dissappointment today. Great hike from Eaton Saddle. The upper slopes were snow covered still, but you could hike with a light jacket. There were a couple of sketchy sections along the trail were the snow was really compacted and icy. Trekking poles helped. Great views...Baldy was all snowy.
This makes peak 5 of the sirrea clubs hundred peaks hikes for me this year...I need to pick up the pace to get 25 by the end of the year.
"Training" hike with the Sierra Club BMTC. It seemed like a long day at the time. But then, any trip with the Sierra Club will seem like a long day.
This is a cool peak with lots of information about the surrounding peaks. Been there a couple of times from different trails and always enjoy it.
I honestly don't remember when we hiked to the top of this one. Some time early in my hiking and Boy Scout careers. Lots of fun and the camp site didn't have any flowing water so two of the dads hiked back out and brought water all the way back in to the camp site for the group.
in my hiking career.
Spur of the moment hike with Bob, one of several we did that day while ticking off 13 HPS "peaks." Great fun.
This peak has great history to it. Good fun for the whole family.
1 of 13 peaks in the area climbed with Matthew. Great fun. Trip Report
Climbed 8 HPS this day: San Gabriel, Disappointment, Markham, Occidental, Wilson, Lowe, Barley Flats, Sally. Better planning and someone could easily climb 15-20.
I have hiked and run to this peak from all sides: the trail accessed from Eaton Saddle; Lowe's west ridge route; and from the trail that wraps around Lowe's east slope.