There will be no sweep. Please keep up. We will have a moderate pace.
Location: Mt Baldy, CA
Hike Difficulty: Advanced, 9/10
Distance: 21 miles
Elevation Gain: 6300'
Time: 10 hours
Trail condition: Single file trail with snow at places, partially shaded.
Weather Report: Telegraph Peak Weather Forecast (http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Telegraph-Peak-California/forecasts/2738)
Water: Minimum 3 liters (refill at the Notch)
Guest: No guest
Dog: No dog
Liability Waiver: Required. This is the link. (https://www.hellosign.com/s/a89f5789)
Toilette: At the trail head and at the Notch
Adventure Pass: Required
Carpool: Please sign up here (http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/vpu0c6)
What to bring: Please refer to US Hiking Day Hike Equipment List (http://www.meetup.com/USHiking/pages/Day_Hike_Equipment_List/)
There will be snow/ice, bring micro spikes. Need for snowshoes will be updated closer to the hike date based on the weather (mostly no)
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 1.8 mile to the junction of Mount Baldy Road and Ice House Canyon Road.
Parking: Park at Icehouse Canyon parking lot. Adventure Pass is required if you park in the parking lot. If you park on the street, there is no need for adventure pass.
Please Chip In:
US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.
Suggested Event Contribution: $ 8 (Chip in link) (https://secure.meetup.com/USHiking/contribute/)
Timber, Telegraph and Thunder Mountain 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 take the well work Ice house canyon trail till the saddle. From there head left on the trail to Timber mountain and continue to Telegraph peak and Thunder mountain. Short snack breaks at the summits, lunch at Baldy Notch. Retrace steps back to the parking lot.
Note specific to this hike:
We will do this as a out and back trail. Taking back the same ice house canyon trail - much more scenic than the fire road down from the notch! If for some reason you have to cut short the hike at the notch you can take the ski lift or fire road down, but you will have to figure ride back to the parking lot.
Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.
Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.
No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.
No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.
If you have prior medical condition 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.
US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.
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/