Met up with Ben for a couple of his HPS hikes. Good to catch up with an old friend.
The brush was not as bad as I expected - the last few hundred feet is the worst part. Definitely not as bad as the brush on Buck Point.
With Adam Jantz, a bunch of driving for a bunch of easy HPS peaks on my birthday. Trip Report
Who would have thought a June hike would feel like the winter? Via Foxborough Avenue with Buck Point, 17 miles and 5000 feet elevation gain.
Drove up here to inspect the contractor's work removing dead trees from the '03 fires. Beautiful views from up here! Loved especially the views from Joe Elliott down the South Fork Lytle Creek Canyon.
Hiked with Travis and Bechtt up the ridge from the north end of Etiwanda Ave. After the ridge, got on the fire road to the communications site. Then we headed cross-country again to the lookout. I believe that Travis loves brush so much he doesn't even notice it!
Hiked with Bechtt and Mountain Impulse via the south Ridge from Etiwanda Ave. Total trip was 16 miles and 6000 ft gain. A decent hike! Although the south ridge was a little brushy, I enjoyed it.