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Alpine Series 3 of 4: Timber, Telegraph & Thunder Mountains via Icehouse Canyon

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Organizer: Mike Cheng (I will start with 7 am group, but I will fall back to catch 8 am group on the way to Telegraph Peak.)

Start time:

7:00 am [masked] mph):

Lead: Mark

Sweep: Mike S

Hikers: Oki, Brad Barton, Julie, Shine, Sondra, Vaishali, Ledy, Rosa, Bernie, Steve J, Leonardo, Ceci, Ruby

8:00 am [masked] mph):

Lead: Jim H.

Safety detail: Steve V.

Hikers: Penny, Kevin, Diane Astourian, Eilzabeth T, Andrew Pearl, Ethan, Russ, Adrian, David Liu, Tim, Lou, Erik, Mitchell, Mark, Samuel

Water Break Locations and Duration:

Icehouse Canyon Saddle - 20 min

Timber Mountain Peak- 15 min (The slowest hikers will be asked by the Lead to skip Timber Mountain peak and continue on toward Telegraph Mountain. The lead's decision is final. It is not negotiable.)

Telegraph Mountain Peak - 40 min (The entire group will meet here around 1:00 pm. Anyone behind will also be collected here.)

Thunder Moutain Peak Ski Lift - 15 min

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

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.

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.

This is the 3rd in a series of 4 hikes that take us to alpine forest around Mt Baldy. 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.

The 1st hike to Timber Mountain, the elevation gain is 3,400' in 9 miles. (9/8)

The 2nd hike to Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut trail, the gain is 4,000' in 8 miles. (9/29)

The 3rd hike to 3T, the gain is 4,700' in 10.5 miles. (10/13)

The 4th hike to Mt. Baldy via Bear Canyon trail, the gain is 6,000' in 10 miles. (10/27)

Priority in future hikes will be given to hikers staying with this series. The 4th hike to Baldy via Bear Canyon trail is the 2nd most difficult stand alone trail 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.

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.

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:

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