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2013 Summer Series #3: Mt. Islip 8250'

For those that can't make it on Saturday: number 3, Mt. Islip, 6.5 miles, 1650 ft elev gain.

 

This is still suitable for beginners, and though you don't need to do every hike in our series, I would encourage coming out again to see how much stamina you have.  Oh, and the views from the peak are pretty incredible, too.

This time, we follow the Pacific Crest Trail in the opposite direction, past forest, fields, and Little Jimmy Spring. We then turn at Windy Gap and hike up to the summit, which affords great views of the Crystal Lake area.

 

(view from the top, south towards the San Gabriel Valley)

 

Bring: 2 liters of water (2 quarts are almost the exact same thing), sun protection, lug-sole shoes, and money for optional late lunch back in town.

Trekking poles are highly recommended (especially if you hiked the day before), and you may want a windbreaker for the summit if Windy Gap lives up to its name. Please also bring any Forest passes or make sure that your car has one if you will be parking at the trailhead.

From our meeting spot, trailhead is about 39 miles north on Pacific Crest Trail. You will be looking for a fairly large parking lot on the left after the tunnel area.

Our actual start time from the trailhead should be around 9:30 am, with a return time to our cars of 12:30 pm (going a little bit faster than the day before if necessary). It takes about an hour to drive from meeting point to the trailhead. If you came out to our Williamson hike, it's the same parking lot for our trailhead.

Sorry, but no dogs.

Cancellation Policy:
Rain, fire, or forecast of thunderstorms cancels

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  • Luciano

    sorry I had to bail but my feet were starting to blister and didnt want to cause more harm to myself. Thanks Chris for trying to help!

    June 30, 2013

  • M

    Oops! Don't have coordinates, definitely next time.:)

    June 30, 2013

  • M

    Running really late so catch up at trailhead

    June 30, 2013

  • Lauren L.

    Hmmm, I can't seem to switch my RSVP, but I won't be making today's hike. Was pretty zapped by the heat during yesterday's hike and am still recovering. Have fun tho!

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had the same problem. I like to always switch my RSVP before the start of an event if I can't go. Hope to see you and the rest of the gang on an upcoming hike. The event organizer seems really great too

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it today, body doesn't feel that great this morning. Really wanted to meet everyone today. Soon enough. Sorry.

    June 30, 2013

  • Thomas

    Way too hot

    June 30, 2013

  • Thomas

    Way too hot

    June 30, 2013

  • Aaron

    anyone coming from West Hollywood or basically anywhere near West LA, Hollywood, etc. and would like to carpool?

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to try to do the day before instead...

    June 28, 2013

  • Allison T.

    Bronchitis- not ideal hiking shape :/

    June 27, 2013

  • Jose M.

    With the expected heat wave in the LA area this weekend, I'm glad to be going up to elevation, where the temperature difference will be at least 10 degrees cooler. It will still feel warm on the hike, as we are going uphill for a bit, but it will be a lot cooler than spending the day in the San Gabriel or San Fernando Valley.

    Out of all caution, I would recommend taking an extra liter of water, to leave in the car just in case.

    June 27, 2013

  • Nichole J.

    Would anyone like to Carpool from the Hawthorne/ Gardena / Manhattan Beach general area?

    June 23, 2013

  • Allison

    Going to the Saturday hike instead :)

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited!

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, did this one from two directions last summer. A beautiful place! Enjoy!

    April 2, 2013

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