From Trabuco Canyon, up West Horsethief Trail.
with my daughter.
from Trabuco Canyon... great day
Trabuco, Horsethief, Los Pinos, Vicker, and then we drove over to hike up Box Springs Mountain. The summit register on Trabuco has a bit of black mold growing in it. :(
It was a three bears day for hiking (not too hot, not too cold, just right!) to Trabuco, Horsethief and Los Pinos. Nice 14 mile day.
I was expecting the Main Divide Road to be gated shut as it was two weeks earlier when I drove by, but it was open. So, being the shameless peakbagger I am, I drove up. Also tagged Los Pinos and had time to drive down to Margarita Peak since I saved so much time here.
Hiked along the Main Divide Road from the Bluejay Campground on a clear & warm day. A lot of undulations along the road make for a hike with a surprising gross altitude gain, probably twice the net. Summit views are obscured by the 8 ft tall manzanita bushes, but plenty of viewpoints along the road. About the third time up here, but first in over a decade.
Loop trip with guys from my office. Ascended West Horsethief trail, climbed Trabuco, and then on to Santiago. Exited via Holy Jim trail.
Along with a few other LPC peaks in the area. Trip Report
With Los Pinos Peak. Long walk with a few ups and downs from Main Divide Road. Very green!
I was with my brother-in-law in his jeep during the Thanksgiving break. He likes to take sightings with his survey equipment from the tops of peaks. So I road shotgun and yeah it was a short scramble to the top fromt he road.
We rode over along the Main Divide Road from North Main Divide Road and hit Los Pinos Peak, an unnamed peak, Trabuco and then Santiago Peak, and then went down via the Holy Jim Trail into Trabuco Canyon. Great day.