ABOUT THE HIKE:
Highlights: Splendid views, water, trees, strenuous exercise
Telegraph Peak (8985') stands as the crowning glory of the celebrated Three T's, with Thunder Mountain (8587') to its north, and Timber Mountain (8303') to its south. This trio of peaks rests along the ridge southeast of Mt. Baldy and south of Baldy Notch and treats you to some of the most superb high country in the San Gabriels Mountains.
No Plus Ones-You must sign up for yourself. We'll add experienced hikers from the waitlist if one develops.
Distance: 12+ miles
Duration: at least 8 hours
Elevation Gain: 4900+ft. elevation gain-sign up only if you can do this.
Adventure Pass: Required!
10 Hiking Essentials
Wear good traction shoes, hat, sunscreen, bring plenty water ( at least 3 or 4 liters)
8:00 am meet at Mt. Baldy Ski Lift parking lot. Then shuttle to Icehouse Canyon Trail parking lot to begin hike.
General Hike Description: Icehouse Canyon Trail to saddle. Then up to the 3 T's: Timber, Thunder and Telegraph Mountains to Mt. Baldy Notch. Take the ski lift down. Bring money for ski lift.($10)
From the 210 Freeway extension, driving east: Exit Baseline Road in Claremont. Turn left on Baseline. In one block turn right unto Padua Avenue. In 1.7 miles turn right onto Mt. Baldy Road (stop sign). After 7.2 miles you pass the Angles National Forest Mt. Baldy Visitor Center in Mt. Baldy Village. You can get a Forest Adventure Pass and wilderness permit here. Continue a few miles up to Manker Flat. Continue until you reach the ski lift parking lot.
Parking is free.
A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer, assistant organizers, and event hosts take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.