DAY HIKE: New York Mountains High Point

  • April 12, 2014 · 6:00 AM

 

Total Distance: 6.5 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 2500'
Altitude: 5200' - 7530'
Terrain Description: Class 1-2 until the 200-foot summit block which is Class 3-4 
Approximate Hiking Time: 6-7 hours

This is a hike and scramble to the high point of the New York Mountains in San Bernardino, CA -  about a 1-1.5 hour drive from Las Vegas. We will need high-clearance vehicles for the drive as there will be about 2.5 miles of driving on a rough dirt road. The first part of the hike will follow an old road, then it will be use trails and  some Class 2 scrambling to the base of the peak.  From there we will negotiate a series of Class 3-4 cracks and an exposed arête to reach the true summit.  If you are not comfortable on Class 3-4 rock, you should not sign up.  We will also probably climb North New York Mountain which is a bit lower and does not require any climbing.

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  • Brett S.

    Now we just need Bart to post up the summit photos.

    1 · April 23

  • Jerry T.

    I just uploaded my photos. Sorry about the delay, I've been busy lately.

    1 · April 23

  • Amber C.

    Great day! Thank you so much Brett and Bart, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

    1 · April 14

  • laszlo h.

    Marvy- lous...!! Thx!

    3 · April 12

    • Harlan S.

      It wasn't clear to me if the 16:00 "hard stop" was the time he had to be back, or stop hiking.

      April 13

    • BMS914

      He found out the event was canceled before we left anyway, so it didn't matter.

      April 13

  • Kevin

    I had a ton of fun!!! Thanks for leading this, Bart & Brett! Great group!

    3 · April 13

  • Penny S.

    Fun day, Fun hike! It was great to see so many familar faces and to meet some new one's too. Looking forward to the next one!

    2 · April 13

  • Jerry T.

    Thanks to Brett and Bart for organizing. I had a great time. It was a beautiful spot and a great group.

    2 · April 13

  • Brett S.

    We were discussing track avg. I got 6.5 mile and 2391ft of gain. Remember I took a little bit different route on the way down so it may be a little off from yours.

    April 12

  • Josef N.

    Thank you Guys for organizing this Trip. Was my First Hike with this Meet up Group and it was Fun. Great Hike with Great People what else one can ask for on a Saturday? Thank you again.!!

    3 · April 12

  • Brett S.

    Great hike. Fun day. I had a blast. Thanks everybody for coming.

    2 · April 12

  • laszlo h.

    Please, I would like a realistic estimate, if possible, for the ETA back to the M -- I have a hard stop at 16:00 to be back at the M to get to a dinner where I am one of the two honored guests, so it's important...many thanks!

    April 11

    • Harlan S.

      i-15 is normally a fast road -- but there used to be crashes that would bring it to a crawl. The crash rate has gone down, because police are enforcing the speed limit more... but last time I came through, people were still sailing by cop cars without being stopped.

      April 11

    • Harlan S.

      AND another thing! We/I parked pretty low, at the "2wd" parking. It used to be you could take a burly vehicle at least a mile farther in... that might cut off an hour RT.

      April 11

  • Kay K.

    Brett, I twisted my ankle about three weeks ago, getting better but still swelling at end of each day that not a good sign, so that I drop this hike even I really want to go.

    April 11

    • Brett S.

      Well, Bart and I will be hobbling around together. Why it takes 2 to lead this.

      April 11

    • BMS914

      Sorry to hear about that Kay, hope your ankle is feeling better soon.

      1 · April 11

  • Brett S.

    I just sent an email out with the meetup location. please let me know if you don't get it. Check junk folder too. Also, it is recommended that your bring approach shoes, if you have them.

    April 7

    • Harlan S.

      Tennis makes too much noise.

      April 9

    • BMS914

      This is a "no cats allowed" outing - sorry but it would probably run into an adit and you would cajole Brett into going in after it.

      April 10

  • laszlo h.

    ...not...

    April 9

  • laszlo h.

    But, Jodie - methinks he's mot coming...!

    April 9

  • Jodie

    I'm just excited to see Jerry!

    April 7

    • Jodie

      Jerry!!!! You were the highlight of my week. Darn you! I need Rainier!

      April 7

    • Jodie

      But, I am not ready.

      April 7

  • Kyle W.

    Going to be out of state the whole weekend, so I won't be able to go

    March 25

  • BMS914

    Laszlo/Penny, I am confident we can find a way to get you to the trailhead even if no one drops, so hang in there. Do either of you have 4WD/AWD or even 2WDHC vehicle? Last I was there (March 2012) the two mile dirt road was standard vehicle friendly for the first half mile, then got a little rougher, but all in all was a pretty easy 4WD road. One more vehicle and we can easily take everyone. Another option might be to have some laps occupied for the last 1.5 miles in the two 4WD vehicles we have. BTW, Brett and I take the order of the wait list seriously, but Kyle was added early due to his impending overseas military deployment (gone a long, long time). If we go with 11 we may need to send one group to the North Summit first, or go up the last part in flights. The actual summit is quite small and even five people at once will be a squeeze up there.

    1 · March 17

    • Brett S.

      I have an epic the week before and after, need the break

      March 24

  • Harlan S.

    Sniff sniff... why does no one mention my write-up... I'm gonna cry.... http://www.summitpost.org/keystone-canyon/271764

    I've been in this way 2x, and drove far enough in a modest-clearance awd. I don't know what has happened to the road in 5.5 years, but even if you park a ways out, it's not a long hike...

    2 · March 18

    • Brett S.

      I read your write up. You make a good point

      March 18

    • Jim M.

      I took an alternate route last year just to make the hike a bit longer (about 8.5 miles), and it avoided the loose crap going up by the mine. I found a nice east/west ridge that connected with the summit ridge, and made a loop by descending down by the mine. The road in was good to where I parked and camped by a wash just outside the canyon.

      March 21

  • BMS914

    Here is a photo of the last section of the summit bloc:

    http://www.meetup.com/LasVegasMountaineersClub/photos/6472492/98989892/#[masked]

    March 17

  • Brett S.

    Before we can add any more people to the hike, we need to see how many people have 4WD or HCV. Kevin stated that he can take 4, including himself.

    March 10

    • Brett S.

      He does have room where he normally caries a spare tire

      March 11

    • Brett S.

      Carries.

      March 11

  • Kevin

    I have a Rubicon. Can fit myself, Amber +2 more.

    March 7

    • Brett S.

      Dont forget the roll bar. Can tie a few people down.

      March 7

    • BMS914

      It is only two miles from the end of the paved road to the trailhead, and I think maybe half a mile of that is probably passenger car friendly. 4WD road was pretty tame when I was there in 2012.

      March 7

  • Kevin

    I have had people ride on the running boards too!

    1 · March 7

  • Lyn B.

    Sorry. Been reminded I have a prior commitment that day.

    March 7

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