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    Bryan Berkett reviewed Angeles Crest Loop

    16 days ago

    Wow... spectacular hike a short drive from LA. Scenery comparable to the Sierras and fantastic views.

    I did the trip starting at Vincent Gap as a three day / two night trek. The first stretch, from Vincent Gap to South Fork was beautiful and I didn’t see a single person on a beautiful June Sunday. The trailhead is hard to find and unmarked; I accidentally started on the trail to Big Rock before I realized my mistake.

    South Fork is a nice quiet campsite with water from a creek. This was really the only water I found between Vincent Gap and Islet Saddle.

    Day two was South Fork to Little Jimmys. The first part, from South Fork to Islet Saddle, was the most beautiful part of the trail, but also the toughest and in the worst condition. Again, I didn’t see anyone else. Some parts very steep with big drop offs and crumbling trails. The next part from Islet saddle to Little Jimmys was steep and pretty the first mile but a bit monotonous and unscenic the next mile.

    Overnight at Little Jimmys, which was not as nice as south fork. Also good water 1/4 east of Little Jimmys. The hike up Baden Powell heading this direction wasn’t bad - just constant gradual incline. The views were great. A LOT of PCT hikers on a Tuesday - probably passed about 15 of them or more. The switchbacks coming down Baden Powell were boring and offered limited views. Glad I was coming down it rather than coming up.

    With the exception of the PCT crowds, this was one of the top hikes I’ve ever done.

    Bryan Berkett completed Angeles Crest Loop

    16 days ago

    Bryan Berkett completed Mount Islip

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    Bryan Berkett added Mount Islip

    16 days ago

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    25 days ago

    Bryan Berkett saved Windy Gap Trail

    25 days ago

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    about 1 month ago

    Bryan Berkett saved Barley Flats

    about 1 month ago

    Bryan Berkett saved Mount Pinos Trail

    4 months ago

    Bryan Berkett saved Mianus Maze Trail

    6 months ago

    Bryan Berkett completed Gray's Arch Trail Loop

    8 months ago

    Bryan Berkett reviewed Cottonwood Lakes Trail

    9 months ago

    World class. Spectacular. Relatively easy day hike.