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    Member Since May 2016

    Nicolas Chauvin

    Los Angeles, California 

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    Nicolas Chauvin reviewed Mount San Antonio & Mount Baldy Notch Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Went up ski hut trail and down ski hut trail today, not much snow at all. Other hikers were saying there was very minimal snow on backbone trail at this point and what is left is not ON the trail. Wind at the top makes it very cold so take a windbreaker, not just a jacket. According to a sing we read, the average wind speeds at the peak are ~45 mph. Wow!

    Nicolas Chauvin reviewed Runyon Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Nicolas Chauvin completed Runyon Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Nicolas Chauvin reviewed Boney Mountain Overlook Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Couple of friends and I tackled this hike last weekend. We got to the trail at almost 10am and thankfully we weren't any later because this hike took a lot longer than we expected it to. We parked and headed up the paved road towards the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. If you stay on the paved road and go to the right, like we did, you will end up on the "Old Boney Mt trail" which is just a short loop that took us a bit longer route. You'll already be walking far enough if you plan to go to the peak, so I would suggest you stay to the left, cross over the cute little bridge near the culture center and take the feeder trail through the grassy field. The first half of the hike is easy fire roads. There is a detour that will take you too a waterfall, which was very nice when we went! Once you get past the monument the trail is pretty difficult, the trail is not maintained and it is more like a climb up a very narrow trail for a few miles, which, thanks to all of the rain lately, is very washed out in some parts. This trail is definitely an ankle-breaker. Hiking boots and poles are a great idea. I will do this one again on a clear day, the views were great but the peak was misty/ cloudy. We heard a couple say that on a clear day you could even see Baldy from the top. This hike took us about 4 hours to get to the peak, and 2 hours to get down. At the peak there was a native american gentleman playing a flute, we sat with him feeling the surreal, nostalgic yearning for the people who once lived on these lands. I will definitely visit the culture center next time.

    Nicolas Chauvin followed Jacie Brain

    over 2 years ago