Potato Mountain Climber's Log

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MooTheCow - Oct 21, 2022 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2022

Birthday climb  Sucess!

For my 34th birthday, I rented an e-bike from a store in Upland and rode it to a point where the fire road branches off (a little less than a mile from the summit). Total mileage came out to around 16 miles of biking and 2 miles of hiking; round-trip time was a little under 3 hours. There were two hikers and two cyclists on the trail. I also encountered quite a few bugs whenever I was in the shade and stopped moving.


johnm - May 7, 2022 10:38 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2022

From Evey Canyon  Sucess!

Was driving out to the desert and figured I'd stop and get this one ticked off the list. Pleasant weather but views were hazy.

T. White

T. White - Apr 5, 2021 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2021

From Cobol  Sucess!

Truly beautiful oak woodland and chaparral on the way up, along with interesting canyon views complete with gullies full of blooming ceanothus. Summit views of desert clouds above were far more interesting than the smoggy IE below - there were lenticulars above San Jacinto. No crowds on a weekday.


Igooooor - Jan 17, 2021 8:39 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2021

Nice season opener hike  Sucess!

First hike in a while. Starting training for Whitney This summer!


wannabepeakbagger - Apr 20, 2018 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2018

Evey Canyon  Sucess!

Nice little jaunt up this Friday afternoon. Not too hot yet


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011

Road my bike up  Sucess!

Rode my mountain bike to the top. Nice accessible outing near Claremont.

Later hiked up from Evey canyon in December 2016.


hightinerary - Mar 31, 2016 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2016

Hot Potato  Sucess!

A very warm morning in March.


NavySeabee - Mar 22, 2016 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2016

Evey Canyon & Firebreak  Sucess!

Followed the main trail through the hairpin turn and then up the west fire break to the summit. Third LPC summit of the day after Stoddard and Frankish in the morning. Nice 18-mile day.


IronHiker - Aug 2, 2015 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2014

Crowded  Sucess!

Good views of Ontario.


bechtt - Apr 25, 2015 11:20 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2013

Standard route  Sucess!

After doing Baldy with Andrea


orbitor - Jul 9, 2014 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2013

From Mt. Baldy Rd.  Sucess!

Needed a stretch on Christmas Day and decided to check off Potato Mountain. Passed it many times while driving to Baldy, without giving it much attention. Pretty good views from the summit. Started early enough to not find anyone at the top, but ran into plenty of people going down.


MtnDoser - May 29, 2012 5:21 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Too hot for my Pitbull  Sucess!

1st time up, easy stroll. My pitbull, Daisy, didn't think it was that easy... she was foaming at the mouth and hyperventillating.


cab - May 23, 2012 12:31 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2012

Road  Sucess!

A nice walk after work with Kiwi the dog. Loved the summit cairn made of potatoes!


wildanessX - Nov 28, 2011 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Hot Day  Sucess!

Nice hike, left the trailhead at 1pm in the middle of summer. Felt like walking on the sun!!


dfeatsc - Oct 26, 2011 11:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

Spud Hike  Sucess!

1st hike was a great one. Clear day with great views all around. I come back here once a month.


LeftenantDan - May 24, 2011 12:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Nice Workout  Sucess!

Great view of the East San Gabriel Valley. Quick, short, easy- except for the bee hives. Epi-pen in hand, I shall return.

David Rosenberg - Apr 11, 2010 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Tater Top  Sucess!

Wanted to go up the east firebreak but missed it, took the modearte west firebreak, still the whole hike barely took a hour.


DWaggoner - Mar 17, 2010 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

A favorite local hike  Sucess!

You can see deer pretty frequently. Nice views especially on a clear day. Took my 11 year old nephew for his first successful summit. One of my favorite 'quick' hikes, beautiful nature and great way to start your day.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 15, 2010 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2009

From Mt. Baldy Rd  Sucess!

Clouds obstructed much of the views as a storm was in the process of clearing during the morning. Trip Report


TheGoat - Mar 31, 2009 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

Twice  Sucess!

Yes, the first time I climbed this was in the dead of summer. Both times I've climbed from the Wilderness Park. Great peak, great view, the highest point in Claremont.

But a word of advice--don't ever try to go down the fire break. Especially when the sun is setting. It's unbelievably steep--indubitably not meant to be climbed. Scary stuff when it got dark. Maybe it would be a good challenge, though, to go up from the Padua Hills Theatre area to the top from the fire break. Hmm, have to try that some time.

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