THIS EVENT IS NOT CLOSED.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SIGN UP.
Organizer: Mike Cheng
Sweep: Brad Barton
Location: Mt Baldy, CA
Hike difficulty: Level 7/10
Distance: 9 miles
Elevation Gain: 3400'
Time: 5 hours
Trail condition: Single file trail, partially shaded
Weather: Timber Mountain Weather Report
Water: Minimum 3 liters
Dog: No dog
Guest: No guest
Toilette: At the trail head
Parking: Public and street parking near the trailhead.
Direction: Take the 210 east and exit on Baseline Road (exit 52). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp on to Baseline Road. Make the next right on to Padua Avenue. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mount Baldy Road (there will be a traffic light).
Continue up Mount Baldy Road for seven miles to Mount Baldy Village (where there is a visitor center) and drive another 2 mile to the intersection of Ice House Canyon and Mt. Baldy Road.
Turn left and parking by the side of the street. Get off your car and walk downhill. Turn left at the intersection. Trailhead is at the far end of the parking lot on your left side.
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, energy bar, lunch, snacks, water, and the usual stuff.
Proficiency: Anyone interested in participating in this event must share with me your hiking history during the past 3 months to substantiate your proficiency before your name will be added to the list.
Early departure: If you need to be separated from the group for any reason, you must inform the hiker leader. Not knowing your whereabouts may prompt us to report your missing to proper authority for further actions.
Timber Moutain via Ice House Canyon trail is one of the best hikes in the San Gabriels Mountains. We will hike up the heart of scenic Icehouse Canyon into the Cucamonga Wilderness to Icehouse Saddle, then to the top of the 8303-foot Timber Mountain. This is a very popular trail, and we plan to visit it agin on the 3rd hike to 3T.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with me or with Los Angeles Hiking Group frequently will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
No show policy: If you sign up for an event and no show, you will either lose your waiting list priority or not be able to sign up for the next event.
If you have prior medical condiction or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/
Members interested in joining this hike must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of the L.A. Hiking Group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up.