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The Mysterious Allison Mine

  • Jan 24, 2009 · 7:30 AM
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[url= http://socalhikes.com/2009/01/allison-mine-cross-country-exploration/]Detailed Description[/url] 14 miles, 3000 ft gain. Tons of traverse of unmaintained trail. Water crossings. Brush, lots of it. Cross-country hike 8/10 - Advanced! [ For all trips, wear boots or sturdy shoes, and bring lunch, lots of drinks, warm clothing (depending on altitude) Trips are canceled in the event of rain (unless trip leader states differently). So assume it is canceled if it’s raining the morning of. The trip “leader” is a volunteer and not a real leader (i.e. not liable for the group). Think of it as hiking with a group of friends. Joining LA Hiking hikes is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities. It is each hiker’s responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous hike, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions. The LA Hiking Group and the individual organizers make no warranties about the safety or supervision of these activities.

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  • John Q.

    all my photos and trip report are on my trip report as well. http://socalhikes.com/2009/01/exploring-the-allison-mine/

    January 26, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    January 26, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a bummer to be sick?. Reading and seeing all those great pictures makes it even worse, I hope that you are planning on doing this hike again Ze?. So I can get to see it too.

    January 25, 2009

  • Véro

    Yes, it was all good :-) having to look for the mine while ascending an incredibly gorgeous trail made the hike very, very nice.

    January 25, 2009

  • John Q.

    Good variety of a hike. River crossings got cold after the 3rd time. From the gulch to the mine was a very steep climb. The mines themselves were great! Bigger than I had expected. It was just an all around great rainy day.

    January 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great adventure hike and a great group of people who were really up for it.

    January 25, 2009

  • Joseph A.

    Great hike...I loved the mine exploration and river crossing part. All in all it was a great hike!

    January 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike. River crossings, trail finding, mine exploration, rain. About 12 mi, 3500 ft gain.

    January 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Memorable hike !

    January 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just spectacular. It's so wonderful to go off the trail and discover so much magic and beauty.
    Great seeing the mines! Great being so wet and cold throughout :) Great taking a hot shower at home afterwards :) Thank you Ze, it was so so great and definitely a workout. I still can't walk on my feet properly.

    January 24, 2009

  • FeRRUM

    Absolutely loved the mines and had a very nice time talking to people.

    January 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    0.25 inches so far today at Mt Wilson, 0.12 yesterday. the 'trails' we are going to take, who knows their conditions, they are probably in terrible shape to begin with! we'll only go as far as we can safely, and if that happens early, we'll just go hike another mt, but I doubt we'll have to

    January 23, 2009

  • John Q.

    i'm in rain or shine. and remember to bring a bag for your electronics and for the second pair of clothing should the water level be insane!!!

    January 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    okay so river level shouldn't be too bad, as long as we traverse the rocks okay we should get wet...unless we fall in!

    January 22, 2009

  • Joseph A.

    I'm up for carpooling in Azusa...

    January 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    first 4 miles up the river then allison gulch are relatively flat (250 ft), then 900 ft gain in 1.5 miles (not bad), then 1000 ft gain in 1 mile which gets us by the mine. so that last party will be pretty steep, but not as long as Roundtop which was like 1600 ft....then there will be another 500 ft or so on the trail on the way back

    January 20, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes the same place. would people prefer to meet at a carpool spot, or can everyone try to connect-up to carpool?

    January 20, 2009

  • John Q.

    my sacrifice will be to consume a neopolitan shake tomorrow. my body will hate me, so i hope the gods enjoy my pain!!!

    January 20, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a snow hike in Mount San Jacinto State Park, and climbed Cornell Peak today. It's awesome there! http://picasaweb.google.com/baulingfu/MountSanJacintoStatePark#

    January 18, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    we should bring a few headlamps and helmets for any exploration inside the mines. i have a headlamp, will look into getting an appropriate helmet for this (bike helmet too bulky!)

    January 18, 2009

  • Hikin J.

    I definitely want to see your TR from this one, particularly if anyone's worked the old trail to the Stanley-Miller Mine. Have a good one. HJ

    January 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    i would like to go up the gulch, make it more interesting. just have to figure out how high the water is. probably have to bring separate pair of shoes for first part

    January 8, 2009

  • Guido

    I would be ok with both approaches; from heaton Saddle or up the gulch. It seems that you can bypass the waterfalls in the gulch and avoid the technical stuff.

    January 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    don't worry john i'm not rappelling! still assuming we take heaton flat trail, but if we decide to ascend from allison gulch, still won't any technical stuff. also, i might change this to another date, we'll see

    January 8, 2009

  • John Q.

    wow, i'm getting nervous about this one. should be exciting! are we taking the saddle from heaton to there? I'm also not too enthused about rappelling without gear. Lastly, any yucca blocking my path is getting cut! I've got to find some long ass hedge sheers.

    January 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    you guys wanna go up this way? read the TR, at least up the allison mine part: http://www.gpsmountaineering.com/ironmountainviasouthwestridge

    January 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    we could hike up allison gulch, and ascend that way though. then return via heaton flat trail

    January 7, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    man I ain't got no ropes!

    January 7, 2009

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