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    Anthony P. updated Mount McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mount McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mount McDill

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mt. McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mt. McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mt. McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. updated Mt. McDill from Lincoln Crest

    2 days ago

    Anthony P. added McDill

    8 days ago

    Anthony P. added McDill

    8 days ago

    Anthony P. added Hastain Trail

    9 days ago

    Anthony P. reviewed Borrego Palm Canyon

    16 days ago

    This is a scenic and relatively easy desert hike. We didn't see any rams but it was still worth it. To avoid the heat, I began at around 4:30pm and got back at around 6:30 (fall time). It got dark fast so bring a headlamp or flashlight if you go in the late afternoon / early evening. And of course, bring at least 2 litters of water per person (the park recommends 1 gallon per person, but I don't think that's necessary unless you're going during the day on a hot day, which I wouldn't recommend anyway.

    Anthony P. added Borrego Palm Canyon

    17 days ago

    Anthony P. completed Borrego Palm Canyon

    17 days ago

    Anthony P. reviewed Burnt Peak Trail

    24 days ago

    The fire road that leads to the trailhead is currently in good condition. I have a high clearance vehicle and had no problems. Certain low clearance vehicles might be able to make it, albeit slowly. As for the hike itself, it's a straightforward on a closed fire road. It's not exciting, but there are expansive views in every direction. This is one of the few hikes i've been on where you see at least four mountain ranges. In this case, you can see the San Gabriel, Tehachapi, San Emigdio, and Sierra Pelona (which you're one). It's also very secluded, which I prefer. To make it worthwhile if you're coming from far away, I recommend doing this hike with nearby Sawtooth Mountain.

    Anthony P. added Burnt Peak

    24 days ago

    Anthony P. completed Burnt Peak Trail

    24 days ago

    Anthony P. added Will Thrall Peak

    29 days ago

    Anthony P. added Monte Cristo GG to Iron Mtn

    about 1 month ago

    Anthony P. reviewed Twin Peaks Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This is a hard hike, but very doable for the seasoned hiker. I don't recommend it to the casual hiker.

    It's not exceptionally difficult in terms of stats (I recorded 9 miles with gain 3,400 feet elevation gain). What really makes it difficult is that it's a "rollercoaster hike" (up, down, up, down, up, down -- in that order). Also, the scramble to the summit gains about 1,000 feet in under a mile. It's one of the steepest scrambles I've done outside of Smith Mountain.

    I saved about a quarter mile by parking at the small paved area south of the main lot on the right hand side (west side) of the highway.

    Anthony P. completed Twin Peaks Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Anthony P. added Twin Peaks

    about 1 month ago

    Anthony P. added Bare Mountain

    about 1 month ago

    Anthony P. reviewed Barley Flats

    about 1 month ago

    I hiked out to Barley Flats and back from the Angeles Crest Highway. The majority of the hike is on a old, private paved road, while the last section follows an unmaintained trail to the water tower (make sure to wear pants). It's not the most exciting hike, but the views are great. There's also no shade, so bring a hat. I only saw one person on the entire hike, aside from a helicopter, which landed at the base at Barley Flats.

    Anthony P. completed Barley Flats

    about 1 month ago

    Anthony P. reviewed Musch Trail to Eagle Rock

    about 1 month ago

    A moderate hike with great chaparral/canyon scenery. There's plenty of shady, but I still recommend going early in the morning or late in the afternoon on hot days. The main downside is that it's heavily trafficked. That's to be expected in the easily-accessible Santa Monica Mountains, though.