Mount Lowe Climber's Log

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Etaoin - Jan 3, 2008 2:30 pm

My Wife's First Real Peak  Sucess!

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.


Travis_ - Dec 26, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2006

Climbed many times  Sucess!

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.


SoCalHiker - Nov 25, 2007 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Easy hike with great views  Sucess!

Hiked with family from Eaton Saddle to Mount Lowe and on our way back up to Mount Markham. Beautiful but cold November day.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Aug 26, 2007 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 1985

Via Sam Merril Trail  Sucess!

Had a great morning on this historic path.


135driver - Jun 7, 2007 3:39 pm

Good Times  Sucess!

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.


theronmoon - Jun 1, 2007 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 1994

twice  Sucess!

A cool peak in a area full of cool peaks. This one has some great history.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Apr 2, 2007 2:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2006

A viewless summit  Sucess!

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.

David Rosenberg - Mar 28, 2007 5:23 am

Two times  Sucess!

Once from Eaton Saddle and once from Disappointment trailhead combined with Deception,San Gabriel, and Markham.


mgeo - Mar 25, 2007 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007

Peak 5  Sucess!

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.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Mar 5, 2007 5:56 am

First summit ever  Sucess!

"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.


MelbaToast - Feb 18, 2007 8:11 am

Love the Signs  Sucess!

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.


Smith93 - Jan 17, 2007 7:11 am

So long ago...  Sucess!

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.


tonyo - Jan 13, 2007 6:26 pm

Early  Sucess!

in my hiking career.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 2:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2005

HPS tickoff  Sucess!

Spur of the moment hike with Bob, one of several we did that day while ticking off 13 HPS "peaks." Great fun.

CNC Dave

CNC Dave - Nov 22, 2006 4:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2006

Peak roundup  Sucess!

This peak has great history to it. Good fun for the whole family.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 20, 2006 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2005

HPS Roundup  Sucess!

1 of 13 peaks in the area climbed with Matthew. Great fun. Trip Report

mlarkin2002 - Nov 18, 2006 8:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005

8 HPS 1 day  Sucess!

Climbed 8 HPS this day: San Gabriel, Disappointment, Markham, Occidental, Wilson, Lowe, Barley Flats, Sally. Better planning and someone could easily climb 15-20.


Rob - Nov 16, 2006 2:02 am

Bunch of times  Sucess!


Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Nov 16, 2006 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Numerous Visits  Sucess!

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.

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