addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

(Mountaineer 5) Timber, Teleegraph & Thunder Mountains via Icehouse Canyon

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 8:30 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

This is the 3rd in a series of 7 hikes, leading to Iron Mountain attempt on 10/5.

Organizer: Mike Cheng

Nature lovers: (7:00 am start, pace <1.5 mph)
Lead: Mr. Congeniality (Bernie)
Hikers: Brad Barton, Monica E, Mayra, Anna B, Yessie, Kevinsea, Patricia, Susan, Dennis Hargrove, Karthik, Norma, Caesar Avila, Amina Leos

Fast hikers: (7:30 am start, pace[masked] mph)
Lead: Mike Cheng
Hikers: Marvin, Erik, Mark, Grace, Amanda Sainberg, Ceci, Brena, Katie Glover, Steve Negrete, Mimi Win, Tina, Katie, Vince, Brian G, Oscar

Trail running/hiking group: (8:30 am start, pace >2.5 mph)
Lead: Tim
Hikers: Stein, Carina, Willie, Sirak, Anthony Sanchez

Our goal is for the whole group to reach Telegraph summit between 12:00-12:30 noon, where we will have lunch.

Anyone one who lags behind within your group should skip Timber Mountain and head straight toward Telegraph Mountain.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Location: Mt Baldy, CA

Hike Difficulty: Advanced, Level 8/10

Distance: 10.5 miles (Ascent is 9 miles long.)

Elevation Gain: 4700'

Time: 7 hours

Trail condition: Single file trail, partially shaded

Water: Minimum 3 liters (If you bring less than this amount, you will be in big trouble.)

Guest: no

Dog: no

Toilette: At the trail head

Parking: Mt Baldy ski lift parking

Ski lift: $ 10

___________________________________________________________________________________

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 miles to the intersection of Mt. Baldy Road and Icehouse Canyon Rd. Turn left and drive another 2 miles to Mt. Blady Ski Lift parking.

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 my your hiking background to substantiate your proficiency before your name will be added to the list.

Early departure: If you need to be seperated from the group for any reason, you must inform the hiker leader. Not knowing your whereabout may prompt us to report your missing to proper authority for further actions.

___________________________________________________________________________________

This is the 3rd in a series of 7 hikes that take us to alpine forest around Mt Baldy and Iron Mountain. Each hike is more difficult than the previous one, allowing us to gradually build up our strength and endurance as we progress in this series.

Our goal is to summit Iron Moutain on 10/5. Only best of the best will be able to join me for that epic hike.

1st hike to Timber Mountain, the elevation gain is 3,400' in 9 miles. (7/13)

2nd hike to Allison Saddle via Heaton Flat, the gain is 3600' in 9 miles (7/27)

3rd hike to 3T, the gain is 4,700' in 10.5 miles. (8/10)

4th hike to West Baldy & Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut trail, the gain is 4,200' in 9 miles. (8/24)

5th hike to Mt. Baldy via Bear Cayon, back via Ski Hut, the gain is 6,000' in 11 miles. (9/7)

6th hike to Mt. Baldy via Bear Canyon trail and back, the gain is 6,000' in 12.5 miles. (9/21)

7th hike to Iron Mountain, the gain is 7,000' in 14 miles. (10/5)

Priority in future hikes will be given to hikers staying with this series. The last hike to Iron Mountain is considered the most difficult single trail hike in So Cal. After this series, sky will be your limit.

This series are designed for hikers serious about advancing their capability. The group will naturally be smaller. Hence, if you sign up but do not show up, you will be barred from the remainding hikes of this series. Your understanding is appreciated.

If you are not moving up the waiting list while others are, that means I do not have enough information on your past hiking history to know that this hike is within your reach. You need to share your hike history with me to be added to the official list.

_______________________________________________________

Timber, Telegraph and Thunder Moutains 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 Timber Mountain (8303'), Telegraph Mountain (8985') and Thunder Mountain (8587'). We will decend from Thunder Mountain down to Baldy Notch and take the ski lift down to the parking lot.

 

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ___

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.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Warning:

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/

Profile Photo:

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.

Join or login to comment.

  • "BERNIE"

    I would like to thank all of the Nature Lovers for keeping a tight group on the trail. We did an awesome pace. I enjoyed the day with perfect weather and beautiful scenery. Nature at its best! Thanks mike for making it happen!

    2 · August 12, 2013

  • Tim

    Mike, you always organize a great hike and seem to get the nicest people on the trails with you. I had three great guys in my group that really pushed the pace. Look forward to the next one.

    2 · August 12, 2013

  • Stein

    Great hike, my first time doing the 3 Tee's but It's been on my to-do list for a long time. Thanks for organizing it Mike. Great to meet a bunch of new nice folks too. Had a good time, although I was pretty sore the next morning. BTW, I did find my phone in my car after all.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Brad B.

    Good hike, strenueus but fun

    August 11, 2013

  • Sirak

    Mike thanks for organizing this event. Had a BLAST with wonderful ppl. Can't wait for more :) thank you.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sirak, I have your earbuds and SPF from Erik's car -- msg me your address if you want them back. I live 1 block from a PO branch so it would be no problem to put them in the mail.

      August 11, 2013

    • Sirak

      Thanks Katie :) glad u hang around for Erik. Call me when u get a chance[masked]-7456. Thanks.

      August 11, 2013

  • Mark B

    Mike great hike with great people. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday can't wait to the next one

    2 · August 11, 2013

    • Yesenia

      Thank you Mark for your encouragement & Gel Shot!

      August 11, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Thank you Mike for organizing such an amazing adventure! I enjoyed the hike and had a great time meeting such lovely people! Thank you everyone for your kindness and smiles!

    August 11, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Awesome hike! Well-organized! Perfect weather and great people!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Mimi W.

    Great hike as always. Thank you Mike.

    August 10, 2013

  • Monica E

    I was the last to arrive at the Notch, but thanks for encouraging me along the way. Mike. Met some new friends. All in all a fun and challenging day.

    2 · August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike today -- have wanted to do three Tee's for awhile and it was a great day for it! Thanks for organizing!

    August 10, 2013

  • Carina

    Thanks for a great hike!!

    August 10, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Fantastic hike Mike! Really looking forward to more hikes in this series. :)

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Mayra

    Excellent weather for this hike!!!!!! Feeling awesome!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Brian G

    Will have to miss hike, sorry for the late notice.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss!

    August 10, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    See ya all in a few Hours! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

    August 10, 2013

  • Susan

    I'm in the same area, so happy to help out if anyone else needs a ride from REI. I will be there a little before 6:15am and have room for a couple of people.

    August 8, 2013

    • Carina

      Ok, thanks. I'm trying to find a fast group person to car pool with

      August 9, 2013

    • Krishna Karthik K.

      Hi Susan I would like to carpool with you. I am in the 7 AM group. REI Arcadia right?

      August 10, 2013

  • Kendis H.

    So sorry for the late notice but I won't be able to make this hike. Gotta work :-(. Have a great hike and I'll see everyone next time.

    August 9, 2013

  • Celeste

    Hate to miss it have fun

    August 9, 2013

  • sondra

    Yeah I'm in and I love this series of hikes. If anyone wants to carpool from the valleys (SFV or points west) let me know, I can drive or give gas. My car fits 4 more comfortably.

    July 2, 2013

    • Scott

      Any carpool openings?

      August 9, 2013

    • Carina

      I need to car pool with some one.. For the 7.30 am group

      August 9, 2013

  • DENNIS

    I hate to cancel in such a short notice.. Had to work tomorrow..

    August 9, 2013

  • DENNIS

    I've done the TNT with Lou..

    August 9, 2013

  • Willie

    Are there any runners on this trip, please reply. Just want to know if anyone really knows the way if I decide to run.

    August 9, 2013

  • Carina

    Anyone that wants to carpool from the 7.30 am group?

    August 9, 2013

  • Mark (.

    Most probably, I will not be able to join, sorry for defecting my performance with this serial hike activity :)

    August 9, 2013

  • Susan

    Yes, REI in Arcadia, a couple blocks south of the 210 at Santa Anita. I should be there at 6am, as I am slow (hiking and driving) and in the early group. I can take 2 people.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just to be sure I have the time correct, the 7am group meets at the ski lift parking lot at 7am, or at the Icehouse Canyon trailhead at 7:25, to start hiking. Is that correct?

    August 9, 2013

  • steve n.

    I plan on following mike from rei at 615 if anyone needs s ride. I can fit 3

    August 8, 2013

    • Celeste

      Awesome ! See u there!

      August 8, 2013

    • steve n.

      Cool

      August 8, 2013

  • Mark (.

    Carpooling buddies ? I am coming from Marina del Rey, will pay for gas or give rides to others around MDR, please let me know.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Dennis H.

      Yes, I could do that. I am part of the "Nature Lovers" group which means I am scheduled to begin the hike a 7am. Does that fit with everybody else?

      August 8, 2013

    • Mark (.

      Dennis, I think plans are changed now, I will be with 8:30 group, my neighbor is not coming, so carpooling is not an option for now.

      August 8, 2013

  • Celeste

    Anyone want to carpool burbank/glendale area?

    August 5, 2013

    • Celeste

      Perfect for me, Anthony! How is 615am since im on the early bird schedule?

      August 8, 2013

    • Anthony S.

      Sounds good to me. Steve is also looking to carpool from REi at 6:15am as well. All three of us should carpool together.

      August 8, 2013

  • Sheriden

    Mike, are we doing shuttles from the ski lift parking lot to Icehouse Cyn parking lot? Seems required, but I have not seen it written here (unless I missed it).
    Thanks.

    July 29, 2013

    • Mark (.

      OK, let's talk about car pooling, I will take you from ski lifts to ihc in the morning.

      August 5, 2013

    • Anthony S.

      I'd like to get in on this carpool/shuttle action for the 7:30 or 8:30 group. Has this been organized? I also have a 5 seater.

      August 8, 2013

  • Willie

    Mike I will be running with the fast group...

    August 8, 2013

  • sondra

    I signed up for Mt. Pinos six months ago and its this weekend. I am retarded

    August 8, 2013

  • sondra

    I backed out of Bridge to Nowhere last week because I thought it was Mt. Pinos week, but its this week and I signed up six months ago for Mt. Pinos. I guess I am not using my iphone calendar app properly. Anyway someone can have my spot. Anyone know how to program the iphone calendar app for dummies?

    August 8, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Going to San Bernadino Peak instead. Have fun!

    August 7, 2013

  • DENNIS

    I've done the TNT with Lou

    August 7, 2013

  • Meredith

    My schedule has changed. Sorry to miss out.

    August 7, 2013

  • Stein

    I am coming from Los Feliz but will do the later start (8:30) so if anyone from the fast group would like to carpool, that should work.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Carina

      Stein, I'm coming from Pasadena/Altadena way, I'm coming on Thursday so lets talk then.

      August 7, 2013

    • Stein

      Ok, great. See you tomorrow night.

      August 7, 2013

  • Jackie H

    Sorry, but confirmed last night I will be doing San G. on Sat.

    August 7, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Mike,
    I am on the waiting list for the 7 AM group, but can park at the lift for the 730 group.

    August 6, 2013

  • Stephanie

    7:30 am start. Thanks Mike!

    August 6, 2013

  • Juan L.

    Sorry wont be able to make it.
    Thanks Mike.

    August 6, 2013

  • Sirak

    Looking forward to meeting many of you Mike, Fast hike/trail running is okay for me. Does anyone have an additional space to carpool to the trailhead?

    August 6, 2013

  • Carina

    Hi Mike and my friends Stein, Meredith, Willie and Mark. I'm a little worried about Saturday, I've been in Sweden for a month, hiked Kebenekaise, wich is not that high..9000 feet after that walking, jogging but no hills since we don't really have any where I stay in Sweden. Can I keep up with the fast group my first time back???

    August 5, 2013

  • Juan L.

    Mike.
    I Have some schedule conflict that I'm trying to clear ... So far 7:30 will good for me

    August 5, 2013

  • Noel J.

    Unable to attend.

    August 4, 2013

  • Mark B

    Sondra can I join your carpool

    July 2, 2013

    • sondra

      Sure email [masked]

      July 3, 2013

    • Celeste

      Room for one more?

      August 2, 2013

  • Clara

    Sorry I will have to miss it. :( you guys have fun.

    August 1, 2013

  • Yolanda

    Someone can have my spot, so sorry to cancel. Have a great time!

    August 1, 2013

32 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy