yikes...I remember jumping when I heard that rattle from behind a rock. I didn't have to think twice about high-tailing it outta there! On the flip side, it was a lovely hike.
From Red Box. Great hike
Started from Red Box to Strawberry-Lawlor saddle. Nice up and downs to Strawberry summit. Did Lawlor on the way back to Red Box. Many steep sections and nasty yuccas on the descent from Lawlor.
Nice walk up
Nice day out with my wife... Her first class 3... Made it interesting...
Did Lawlor then Strawberry. Cool mountains, much different from other peaks I have done in CA.
Loop with Lawlor, Strawberry, and Josephine.
Love the climb up from Colby Canyon. Last time made it a loop going around the trails around the north side on the return. Very nice area.
Hiked from Colby Canyon, fun and too short easy scramble, dropped down and back up to bag Lawlor since the trip to Strawberry was so short, then back to Strawberry and out Colby Canyon. Smokin' hot day. Saw a few rattlers and got shook up pretty good when I got warned by a 3.5 footer <4ft away.
Too hot, but a fun scramble up the west ridge nonetheless.
The yucca stuck me a couple of times. Cool 3rd class scramble near the top of the peak. Did with cbuelow and Tom.
2x - Tagged it with Ol' Walsher and Tom. Nice little scramble, but it was completely socked in with a marine layer. Good thing I've enjoyed the view before.
One more time... Nice little scramble...
Great place for some trail running, although can get pretty warm in the afternoons.
I startred my trail run at the Red Box trailhead. Summited pretty quickly and then continued 15 mile loop.
Climbed the North Face via a route called Strawberry Roam that was climbed by the Mendenhalls back in 1936. I had a topo that Ruth Mendenhall had scribbled down and a short route description. The climbing was OK and the rock was loose in sections. Tried a route up the direct center of the North Face earlier in the day but was stopped by difficult climbing in a shallow dihedral. Excellent day of climbing.
From Red box. I started at 7am before it got too hot, passed a lot of people on the way back down. Great hike!
It was 72 in my hometown Monrovia but there was lingering snow patches on the summit. Just a perfect day. It really is one of the most rewarding summits in the San Gabriels.
Hiked from Red Box with my wife and the two kids. Great last mile up to the peak. Gorgeous day with views from the top all the way to the ocean.