Még egy kabinos parti Brian szervezésében! Legyetek szivesek jelezni, hogy mikor jottok es mit hoztok! Koszi!
"it's coming on Christmas
they're cuttin down the trees
they're putting up reindeer
and singin songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a trail
i could hike away on...
You could hike this trail so long
you can teach your feet to fly..."
"THE 14TH ANNUAL LEGRADY FOREST CHRISTMAS PARTY, and MAGYAR Forest Buli!"
Shake it up.
Go to the forest for Christmas.
I work for Santa Claus, and he said you better be there.
I would do what he says.
Then come to the 14th
Annual Cabin Christmas Party, and Alan’s Birthday!
Mt. Baldy, Cabin 35.
“Just 1 hour away from Los Angeles”
Friday, December 27th, 2013
Start out early from LA to get to the trail head by 11:00 am.
See Directions Below.......
The hike is just under a mile.
Always give yourself extra time.
Plan to eat around 2:00pm
(but it never happens at that time)
Hike up with a friend, loved one, or by yourself to a whole different reality from the showbiz scene.
It’s only 45 miles from Downtown Los Angeles!
Decorate a live tree, drink cider, sing songs, warm hands over the fireplace or pot bellied stove.
Enjoy Chicken Paprikas’ and dumplings made from scratch on a 100 yr. old wood burning stove.
Walk outside, smell the pines, take a walk down to the stream and listen to the music of the wind dance in harmony with the water.
Bring the kids.
Musical instruments are encouraged.
This 100 year wilderness homestead requires a 1 mile hike into the Cucamonga Wilderness.
Elevation starts at 5600’ at the trail head, and climbs to 6800’ at the destination. That’s a 1200’ elevation gain along one of the most beautiful trails in the local mountains.
I am planning to have a Hungarian Dinner in the early afternoon on Friday to provide enough time for those that wish to hike back before sundown. You can come by Saturday as well. parking is a little tougher on a weekend.
From Los Angeles:
Check your local map to plan a route to the 210 freeway traveling east from Pasadena. As you enter the town of Upland, look for Mountain Avenue, “Mt Baldy” exit and take it North. (Careful, there is another Mountain exit in Arcadia)
Follow directions “B” below
From San Diego County:
Take the 15 freeway North towards Riverside to the 210 freeway. Take the 210 West towards Los Angeles. As you enter the town of Upland, look for the Mountain Avenue, "Mt. Baldy" exit and take it north.
Follow directions “B” below
You will be traveling 1.9 miles north on Mountain Avenue through the suburbs of Upland. Make a left or Euclid Avenue continuing past the fire station, the river bed and upwards to Baldy Road. Make a right on Baldy Road into the mountains towards Baldy Village. Several miles after Baldy Village you will enter the parking lot for Icehouse Canyon. The entrance to the parking lot is just before the road hairpins to the left up to the Chairlifts. Make sure you do not keep going up to the lifts. There is a little road block right there where a wonderful lil’ lady by the name a Dee Hanson sells honey, and “Wilderness Pass” parking permits. You will want to grab one of these permits for $5.00.
Park your car in the parking lot making sure to display your pass in the windshield. Enter the trailhead a Icehouse Canyon. You will hike a mile up a well-marked trail. The path stays fairly close to the stream. About 7/8 of a mile up, you will see a sign signaling a junction: left, up the slope, is the Chapman Trail to Cedar Flats (I mile) and the “high route” to Icehouse Saddle; right, straight ahead, is the old trail up the canyon. Do not go up to Cedar Flats. Just 50’ beyond the sign, to the right, is cabin 35, and the destination for your afternoon.
Things to Bring:
Warm clothes, Good walking boots, First aid kit, Flashlight with 1 set extra batteries, Water.
Things to bring for the party:
Bring one of the following items to share: a main dish (Hungarian food wold be nice!), wine, crackers, brie, pate', bread sticks, yams, candy, you name it. Be creative!! Salads and vegetarian side dishes are really needed. If you want......bring a candle for the mood. (You can’t eat that though.)
And a Christmas ornament to represent the love you have for a deceased family member. Materials you find by the cabin or bought at the store can make this ornament. There is a tree between the cabin and the stream that we decorate to represent the love for this specific family member. The decorations will stay on the tree until nature decides it's time for them to fall. This yearly demonstration of love has become a poignant and meaningful ritual.
If there is snow
The trail can get icy even if it's an old snow fall. It can get very slippery. I suggest going to Sport Chalet to buy an item called "Yaktrax". These, or an item like it, can strap on the bottom of the shoes, and stop you from sliding. They run around $14.00 a pair, and come in assortment of sizes. Little cost for so much more traction. They will fit even on tennis shoes.....I Think.
The following text is reprinted from the book,
"Trails of the Angeles"
to give you a better description of the area.
Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle
8 miles round trip; 2600' elevation gain
Topo maps: Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak
Icehouse Canyon is the hikers' gateway to the eastern high country and the Cucamonga Wilderness. Its broad, V shaped portal leads east from San Antonio Canyon, 10 miles north of Mt. Baldy Village, and climbs 2600' to Icehouse Saddle, a prominent gap on the great Telegraph Ontario Ridge. The saddle is a major trail junction, with routes leading in four directions.
For hikers of moderate ability, the trip up-canyon to Icehouse Saddle is rewarding. You pass through some of the finest stands of incense cedar in the range, and the ponderosa and sugar pines are healthy and towering. From the saddle you look into the inviting Cucamonga Wilderness country and down over the Lytle Creek drainage.
Legend has it that the magnificent cedar beams for Mission San Gabriel were cut in the canyon,. then laboriously dragged down to the lowland by oxen teams. For years it was known as Cedar Canyon (now the name for a tributary of Icehouse Canyon). The present name dates from the 1860s, when an ice plant in the lower canyon supplied ice to valley residents.
The lower reaches of the canyon are dotted with private cabins. Once there were many more; the big flood of 1938 wreaked havoc here, as it did in other canyons of the range. Today, the boulder-strewn floor of Icehouse Canyon bears testimony to nature's torrential fury.
Drive to Icehouse Canyon parking area, 1-1/2 miles above Mt. Baldy Village just off the San Antonio Canyon Road. Park in the parking area immediately below the resort.
Walk up the trail that starts just to the right of the resort. In the first 1-1/2 miles you pass many private cabins, climbing gently through a forest of oak, big-cone spruce, and incense cedar. You reach a junction: left, up the slope, is the Chapman Trail to Cedar Flats (I mile) and the "high route" to Icehouse Saddle; right, straight ahead, is the old trail up the canyon. The new "high route" is easier walking, but the old canyon way is shorter-take your choice. The canyon trail passes more cabins, then zigzags several hundred feet up the north slope before dropping back into the canyon and crossing the creek. You enter Cucamonga Wilderness and in 3 miles you reach Columbine Spring, a small water seepage just below the trail. This is the last water enroute. Beyond, the trail switchbacks steeply through tall pines and firs, makes a junction with the new "high route," and reaches Icehouse Saddle, 4 miles from the start. You now have several options.
You can take a good look, then return the way you came. You can turn left (north) and follow the trail that climbs around the west slope of Timber Mountain and over Telegraph Peak, then drops to Baldy Notch. You can turn hard right (southwest) and take the lateral trail to Kelly's Camp and Ontario Peak. You can go right (southeast) on the trail that contours around the east slopes of Bighorn Peak to Cucamonga Saddle, then climb the north face of Cucamonga Peak. Or you can drop eastward down the Middle Fork Trail to Lytle Creek. Whichever option you take, you are sure to travel through some of the finest high country in the range.