Details: One of the most scenic trails in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains. This infrequently used trail in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness offers some of the finest views of the dramatic East Fork and Mt. Baldy. This 2.3 mile trail connects the Pacific Crest Trail with the South Hawkins Road. At an elevation from 7500’ to 8400’ the air is usually cool even on the warmest days.
The work consists of cutting and removing logs and some tread repair. We will hike in about 2 miles with 800’ gain to the work site and return the same way. We will provide tools, hard hats and gloves although you can bring your own if you wish. No experience is needed. We try to accommodate each person’s needs regarding tasks and hope that you have a productive and enjoyable experience.
Forest Service rules require us to wear long pants and long sleeves with sturdy hiking shoes. You will also need some eye protection such as safety glasses or sun glasses. You can hike to the work site in shorts if you wish and put on your pant legs there.
We will drive Angeles Crest Highway to just past Islip Saddle and take a short spur on a rough dirt road to Little Jimmy Campground. We recommend carpooling in high clearance vehicles although there is a short hiking alternative to the dirt road.
This can be a long day, so expect to return to La Canada around 5 pm.
Other planned dates: Aug. 27.