Started at the Villager trailhead, up Smoke Tree Canyon to Pyramid, then Rosa, Mile High, Villager and down the ridge. Long day (and night), perfect weather, awesome views.
This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. I started with Villager, went over to Rabbit, and then came back to run the ridge over the other peaks. It took 15.5 hours.
For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
On the way to Rabbit on a day hike, and again on the return! Greg and I met up with an old Brit (we're old ourselves) who was on his 7th attempt on Villager! He made it with us. He headed back down while Greg and I continued on to Rabbit. On the return trip head lamps came out just as we were cresting Villager for the 2nd time that day. A long descent in the dark.
Was interesting to start from the desert and find trees on the top. Normally it is the other way in the mountains.
Passed over Villager twice in one day, on the way to Rabbit, then again on the way back. A long but enjoyable day hike.
3.5 years after the first attempt, I was ready to give Villager and Rabbit another try. This time it was a different story. Rolled up the ridge and was on top of Villager before long. Continued on the roller-coaster to Rabbit, then back. The descent down to S22 was long and seemingly endless, but we eventually overcame it. Redemption!
Grueling climb up the ridge with a huge pack, followed by an overnight on the summit.
Beautiful cloudless day. Saw the same number of people as I did sheep - two.
Ate lunch on Villager on the way to Rabbit. Great outing!
On the way to Rabbit as a dayhike. Beautiful day with a slightly cool breeze to keep the temperature perfect all day.
on the way to and from Rabbit
Great New Year's Eve hike. Started from the citrus grove (Fillmore Ave) and climbed Rabbit Peak via the E-ridge. Then traversed to Villager and descended the south ridge to S-22. Great views all along the route. 9h 50min CTC.
Think I lost track of how many times I've summited this peak, was this #5 or #6? Went as a party of four, but they all dropped out so I was solo on the summit. Nice temperate day with light breeze. Got to slow walk the bottom half with my better half, with a leisurely stroll under headlamps for the last mile or so.
Wouldn't know it was there if I didn't see the box.
3 hours from S-22
Windy on Ridge.
On the way back over Villager from Rabbit was where I really started to realize how long this hike was. Great day in the mtns!
To & from Rabbit - lagging all the way.
What a great trail! Continuing on to Rabbit would have to wait until another day.
on the way to Rabbit.