Thunder Mountain Climber's Log

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Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

BBL  Sucess!

Still going...

Sam Page

Sam Page - Aug 23, 2009 12:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Gained the southwest ridge by climbing a subsidiary ridge above Manker Flats. On the subsidiary ridge, which begins about 100 yards down hill from the fire road gate, I encountered steep scree in places and once had to descend and traverse to avoid thick brush. The southwest ridge was pleasant with a few tricky spots where it narrowed. I would rate the route class 2-3. It took me 3.5 hours round trip, including a 45 minute descent from the top of Thunder Mountain via Baldy Notch. I saw nobody on the ascent route.

KVHiker

KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

6 Peaks 8000 Feet  Sucess!

We could see Thunder Mountain (8587’) across a saddle from Telegraph Peak. We made our way back to the 3T’s trail, and descended in elevation via switchbacks to the Telegraph/Thunder saddle. Our trail traversed around the summit while gaining in elevation to the ski slope on the Baldy side. We hiked up the snowless ski slope with a dormant ski lift on our left. The distance for this section was 1 mile with an elevation gain of 400’. At the summit was a small shack used by the lift operators, and the Mount Baldy Snow Patrol. We took some pictures, and ate some food before heading towards Mount Harwood.

Photos

mdostby

mdostby - Jun 29, 2009 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Manker Flat  Sucess!

Nice warm day. Hit this on the way to Telegraph.

Robb

Robb - Jun 26, 2009 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Via Icehouse  Sucess!

We did the 3 T's today. A bit chilly with the wind, but the spectacular views more than made up for that. Awesome hike.

cp0915

cp0915 - May 10, 2009 6:04 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Thunder  Sucess!

3rd of 7 peaks this weekend.

gaudzdice51

gaudzdice51 - Mar 8, 2009 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Thunder + Telegraph  Sucess!

On the way up to Telegraph, Thunder is a nice bump in the road.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 7:28 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2003

First of 3Ts on a day hike  Sucess!

Basically just a high hill on the way to Telegraph peak then Timber.

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Feb 2, 2009 1:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

From Stcokton Flat  Sucess!

First climb was from Stockton Flat to Baldy Notch. This time combined with Telegraph. Favorite part of the San Gabriels.

Deb

Deb - Oct 22, 2008 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2008

#2 of 3 T's via Ice House Cyn  Sucess!

Learning that today was In-n-Out's 60th birthday was waaay more exciting than this peak....bump....whatever. Ran entire way from Telegraph.

Ze

Ze - Oct 20, 2008 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

same as SoCalHiker  Sucess!

Had to include the third one when I organized this hike to make it truly 3T's, but this peak is pretty worthless. Ascended via Telegraph/Thunder saddle.

MelitoIrpino

MelitoIrpino - Oct 20, 2008 11:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

4 peaks  Sucess!

Went up Ski Hut Trail to Baldy then made a side trip to West Baldy. Went back to Badly, then down the Backbone to Harwood, the Notch and then up Thunder and down the service road back to Manker. The trail from Baldy Notch to Thunder is basically a service road and is very dusty with all the construction, next time I'll try the 3 Ts trail. About 16 miles and about 5200 ft. gain.

Elwood

Elwood - Aug 14, 2008 11:02 pm

Service Road  Sucess!

I started this hike from the bottom of the chair, it was no-nonsense & straight-up to Baldy Notch, then the rest of the way was easy via the service road.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Aug 4, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Last of the three  Sucess!

Took the 3T trail from Icehouse Canyon to Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder on a very warm day in August. Went back the same way (overall ~15 miles and 5,900 feet elevation gain).

TripoliRick

TripoliRick - Jun 30, 2008 9:35 pm

Nice for Skiing

Been skiing here way more than hiking up. Usuall only do this as part of the three Ts or the full loop: Sugar loof, Ontario, Bighorn, Cucamonge, Timber, Telegraph, THUNDER, Harwood, Baldy, and West Baldy. Makes for "a long 24 hour day". No way could I do that anymore in a day. The top of Thunder gives a great view to check out the NW face of Telegraph to plan your next winter climb ;)

mdougherty

mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Three Ts  Sucess!

The 3 Ts with a Sierra Club group.

Blackmouth

Blackmouth - Dec 17, 2007 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2007

Nice Day  Sucess!

I took the 3 T's trail starting at the Ice House Canyon Trailhead and ended up at the parking lot of the Mt.Baldy ski lifts. I was unable to bag all 3 T's as I was running behind due to the snow and had to skip Telegraph peak.

Mike Zastoupil

Mike Zastoupil - Dec 4, 2007 8:03 pm

Nice Day  Sucess!

Nice stroll up from San Antonio Falls

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Jul 23, 2007 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

'Bout time  Sucess!

1st of 3 T's from Manker.

135driver

135driver - Jun 7, 2007 7:57 pm

Pain  Sucess!

Again, very out of shape, walked the bike to the top with Theron, then had the coolest descent on the bikes. This is the crash site of my brother, where he managed to mangle his brand new Rocky Mountain.

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