A cold and windy day. I thought I was going to remove layers shortly after leaving the car, but not only did I keep them all on, I added a parka on the summit! Strong Santa Anas cleared out almost all the smog, so I got a clear view of the whole Inland Empire/LA Basin. How often does that happen? Nobody around until I reached Icehouse Saddle on the way down, then about 50 people day hiking. Ugh. Great views, better than Baldy if you're looking south. Would have tagged Cucamonga, but I promised my wife I'd be home for lunch. Oh, well. Got Bighorn Peak at least.
Hiked as part of Baldy 9-peaks. Saw a couple of Llamas at kelly Camp.
This is my favorite peak in this area. Didn't see a soul untill Kelly Camp on the way back. I was fighting the last of something more than a cold so it kinda wore me out. There was still some snow just below the summit so I could chill my water bladder before I came back down. A beautiful day on an awsome local peak!!!
One of my favorite peaks. The summit area and views is one of the best in the range. It is also a good peak to add with climbs of Bighorn and Sugarloaf.