by Ellen
04 Jan 2018, 23:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost dog on Baldy
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Lost dog on Baldy

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26230963_1764383053573816_903809565938240233_n.jpg?oh=cbbc626258e0fabe6a9adcbef451971b&oe=5AECBA3C Posted on behalf of Jessica Montez: Her dog is half Labrador and half Great Pyrenees My baby Porter is lost in Mount Baldy, CA. We were hiking down from t...
by Ellen
25 May 2017, 01:00
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Baldy Bowl and Ski Hut Trail
Replies: 313
Views: 6.5K

No traction needed for Ski Hut/Bowl trail, Devils Backbone and Bear.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
24 Apr 2017, 19:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now It's Mine!
Replies: 70
Views: 16.4K

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Priceless Cucamonga Man, thanks   :)
by Ellen
23 Apr 2017, 00:42
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Seuk Doo (Sam) Kim Memorial Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3.4K

Easter on Baldy

<t>Sally and I hiked up Bear to Baldy on Easter to honor Sam. I was fine until I saw the beautiful tribute to Sam on the summit plaque (flowers, photos, hat) -- then I started crying. <br/> <br/> Once I collected myself, I saw Chris Simpson and Sonja Koebnick quietly honoring Sam. I congratulated Ch...
by Ellen
13 Apr 2017, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now It's Mine!
Replies: 70
Views: 16.4K

Howdy Cucamonga Sean  :)

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

The AXE man cometh  :twisted:

Thanks, I needed to laugh.

Miles of smiles,

Ellen
by Ellen
12 Apr 2017, 00:52
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Seuk Doo (Sam) Kim Memorial Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3.4K

<r>Baldy friends,<br/> <br/> Just received news that Sam was found deceased by SAR on the north side of Baldy.  <EMOJI seq="1f622">:cry:</EMOJI>  <EMOJI seq="1f622">:cry:</EMOJI>  <EMOJI seq="1f622">:cry:</EMOJI> <br/> <br/> I have no further information.<br/> <br/> The Los Angeles Times interviewed...
by Ellen
05 Apr 2017, 20:35
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Bear to Baldy
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Howdy Cucamonga Sean  :)

There didn't appear to be much water flowing where the trail crosses -- I didn't go off trail to investigate.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
05 Apr 2017, 17:21
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Bear to Baldy
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Bear to Baldy

<t>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> Met Marilyn at Manker and left a car (I hate hiking down Bear). It was lovely to not be plagued by gnats, biting flies and mosquitos in the lower section. A group was camping at Bear Flat. As we headed up the dreaded switchbacks through the brush, it was obvious that som...
by Ellen
09 Feb 2017, 16:58
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: LOST DOG NEAR MT BALDY
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Thank you Huff and Puff  :)
by Ellen
06 Feb 2017, 19:57
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Here we go again - More snow rescues
Replies: 13
Views: 2.1K

<r>Howdy Sewellymon  :) <br/> <br/> Please re-read my report and all of the responses. We used Black Diamond strap on crampons and ice-axes. <br/> <br/> I have NEVER seen such crappy snow/rime ice conditions. If I had fallen, I doubt that I could have self-arrested. <br/> <br/> Appreciate the commen...
by Ellen
03 Feb 2017, 02:10
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: LOST DOG NEAR MT BALDY
Replies: 2
Views: 896

LOST DOG NEAR MT BALDY

<t>From Patrick and Meg Moran: <br/> <br/> MISSING!!! PLEASE SHARE!!! On February 1, 2017, a dear friend had an accident while hiking in the Mt. Baldy area. His dog, Dakota, got scared and wouldn't go to him. He was airlifted, but Dakota had to be left behind. Six months ago, his son and Dakota's fo...
by Ellen
29 Dec 2016, 23:55
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: General Conditions
Replies: 415
Views: 67.6K

Howdy Ben  :)

Thanks so much  8) Hope to see you on a trail/mountain soon.

Miles of smiles,

Ellen
by Ellen
29 Dec 2016, 22:37
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: General Conditions
Replies: 415
Views: 67.6K

<r>Howdy Ben,<br/> <br/> Thanks for the snow report -- hopefully this next system will bring in more snow for the bowl. <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-117.64649283256936&lat=34.289121817543105#.WGWPsIWcGcx"><LINK_TEXT text="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...
by Ellen
09 Aug 2016, 16:52
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Goode Canyon-West Chute to Baldy
Replies: 1
Views: 853

<r>Howdy David  :) <br/> <br/> I have a love/hate relationship with Good Canyon -- I don't think I've ever gone up to Baldy the same way twice  :lol:<br/> <br/> We usually go to the right where you went left and scramble up rocks and the steep pine needle slope. When we've keep going straight up, we...
by Ellen
09 Aug 2016, 16:38
Forum: California
Topic: 4 PEAKS: MILLER, SAN J, JEAN & CORNELL in San Jacinto
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Howdy Girlhiker 70  :)

Wonderful trip report and pictures, thanks so much  8) I love the San Jacinto wilderness, both on and off trail.

That dust storm was awful. Could barely see Box Springs from Riverside on the day you hiked.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
14 Apr 2016, 00:01
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Third Stream Falls (Middle Fork Lytle Creek)
Replies: 3
Views: 1.3K

Thank you for the gorgeous photos and trip report Cucamonga Man   :) I've never been on the trail to 3rd stream crossing -- need to remedy that after seeing your post. Very lush -- visions of Lord of Rings.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
03 Jan 2015, 20:24
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: OMG NEW YEARZ GLIMB
Replies: 7
Views: 1.9K

<r>Howdy All <E>:)</E> <br/> <br/> Great job Taco  8) You and Lilbitmo are a dangerous duo <E>:twisted:</E> <br/> <br/> It's good to see Shin posting on the board again  8) <br/> <br/> And yes, the traffic situation was, well  :shock:<br/> <br/> Looking forward to less traffic after this weekend. Ho...
by Ellen
03 Jan 2015, 17:33
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Register Ridge Jan 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1.3K

Register Ridge Jan 2

<t>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> Made the mistake of heading up Baldy yesterday with Sister Sally and Miracle Marilyn. Sally and I left our cars at the ranger station and carpooled with Marilyn who has AWD, <br/> <br/> We had high hopes and carried everything (crampons, snowshoes, helmet, ice-axe, micro...
by Ellen
19 Dec 2014, 20:18
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Bowling on Baldy 12/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1.8K

Bowling on Baldy 12/18

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> Sister Sally, Miracle Marilyn and I went up the Baldy Bowl yesterday. Trail was well packed from Manker to ski hut (wore microspikes), from there on we were in virgin snow. Donned crampons and ice axes and headed up the right side of the bowl. The snow was wonderful -- I...
by Ellen
19 Dec 2014, 20:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now It's Mine!
Replies: 70
Views: 16.4K

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
by Ellen
12 Nov 2014, 21:09
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Grizzly Gulch is TOUGH!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2.6K

<r>Howdy Sean <E>:)</E> <br/> <br/> STUD!<br/> <br/> If I ever feel constipated, I'll just go to this forum and look at this picture  :shock: <br/> <br/> <IMG src="http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1817683/PB080620.JPG"><s>[img]</s>http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1817683/PB080620.JPG<e>[/img]</e></IMG...
by Ellen
14 Aug 2014, 17:20
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: General Conditions
Replies: 415
Views: 67.6K

<t>Howdy Bobcat  :) <br/> <br/> Went up Falling Rock Canyon to Ontario and Big Horn peaks and came down Icehouse yesterday. Icehouse took an even bigger beating than the last time it flooded in March. The lower and upper sections are fine -- in the middle it's hard to distinguish between the stream ...
by Ellen
27 May 2014, 03:23
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Memorable Baldy
Replies: 0
Views: 858

Memorable Baldy

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> Sally and I headed up Register ridge early (5 AM) to beat the heat and holiday crowds. Just above the Harwood Saddle on DBB, we met SAR folks who were hiking down. They were searching for two hikers who had become separated from their group on Sunday. <br/> <br/> The pea...
by Ellen
05 May 2014, 20:38
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 20140503-04 Fish Fork from Wanker
Replies: 13
Views: 2.5K

Howdy Grandmaster Taco  :)

Wow, wow and wow!!! What a great group  8) Thanks so much for the TR and pictures.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen (aka Bloody Blonde)
by Ellen
18 Dec 2013, 21:32
Forum: California
Topic: Vivian to Jepson in a snowstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 2.5K

<t>Howdy Aklackner  :) <br/> <br/> The guy in the USFS truck sounds like Alex. Most hikers assume he is a ranger (law enforcement officer) but he has not shown me his badge or any identification when asked.<br/> <br/> One of my friends also had an unpleasant encounter. She parked, put her Adventure ...
by Ellen
05 Dec 2013, 23:20
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Vivian Creek Gate Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3.5K

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> After writing to Ranger Garcia regarding the Vivian Creek gate keeper, I received a reply:<br/> <br/> <IMG src="https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1472875_622784104429467_805072523_n.jpg"><s>[img]</s>https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1472875_62278410...
by Ellen
02 Dec 2013, 21:50
Forum: California
Topic: Vivian to Jepson in a snowstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 2.5K

<r>Howdy All  :)  <br/> <br/> Just to be clear, I have absolute respect for USFS rangers (law enforcement officers). I also appreciate the efforts of volunteer rangers and am happy to show my wilderness permit when politely asked. <br/> <br/> This is the ONLY time that I have refused to show my wild...
by Ellen
01 Dec 2013, 03:57
Forum: California
Topic: Vivian to Jepson in a snowstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 2.5K

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> My e-letter to district Ranger Garcia -- I copied John Exline <br/> <br/> To: <EMAIL email="ggarcia01@fs.fed.us">ggarcia01@fs.fed.us</EMAIL>, <EMAIL email="jexline@fs.fed.us">jexline@fs.fed.us</EMAIL> <br/> <br/> Dear Mr. Garcia, <br/> <br/> I am submitting a formal comp...
by Ellen
30 Nov 2013, 23:00
Forum: California
Topic: Vivian to Jepson in a snowstorm
Replies: 8
Views: 2.5K

Vivian to Jepson in a snowstorm

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> In spite of Hikin" Jim's excellent suggestions for alternate routes  <EMOJI seq="1f609">:wink:</EMOJI>  Cindy and I took our customary route to Dobbs and Jepson peaks. The day was noteworthy due to several unpleasant encounters with Alex, the so-called Forest Falls picni...
by Ellen
28 Oct 2013, 20:44
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Vivian Creek Gate Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3.5K

<t>Howdy All  :)  <br/> <br/> I am very happy to report that have received a response to my electronic letter from Deputy Forest Supervisor John Exline regarding setting up a meeting with District Ranger Gabe Garcia, the hiking community and Forest Falls residents to discuss what can be done to meet...
by Ellen
25 Oct 2013, 17:04
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Vivian Creek Gate Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3.5K

Letter to Forest Service

<r>Howdy All, <br/> <br/> My letter to the Forest Service: <br/> <br/> Dear __________ <br/> <br/> My friends and I frequently hike in the San Gorgonio wilderness and were very disturbed to find that parking at the Vivian Creek trailhead is now restricted to the hours between 6 AM and 10 PM. <br/> <...
by Ellen
24 Oct 2013, 22:23
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Vivian Creek Gate Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3.5K

Vivian Creek Gate Issues

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> On Monday afternoon, I spoke to an awesome woman at the Mill Creek RS to confirm that: 1) Vivian creek trail was open and 2) gate would be unlocked at 6 AM. Sally, Marilyn and I got the last permit for Wednesday and headed up. <br/> <br/> As Marilyn and Sally went to the...
by Ellen
27 Sep 2013, 00:10
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sugarloaf ridge attempt
Replies: 6
Views: 1.6K

Howdy  :)

Ouch! I feel your pain. Had a similar experience:
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=4120

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
26 Sep 2013, 19:26
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Restricted Vivian Creek TH access
Replies: 18
Views: 3.8K

<r>Howdy All, <br/> <br/> Now that I have over 200 signatures, I've submitted a formal complaint via e-mail with the San Bernardino National Forest. I will also send this by US mail. <br/> <br/> If I don't hear anything back within a reasonable time period (middle of next week), I will move up the c...
by Ellen
19 Sep 2013, 16:55
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Restricted Vivian Creek TH access
Replies: 18
Views: 3.8K

Howdy All  :)

Only need 14 more signatures to reach 200, then I will submit a formal written complaint and move up the chain of command.

Miles of smilles and thanks,
Ellen
by Ellen
13 Sep 2013, 20:46
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Restricted Vivian Creek TH access
Replies: 18
Views: 3.8K

<r>Howdy All  :) <br/> <br/> If you support the petition, please share it with your hiking friends and hiking clubs. <br/> <br/> If you use Facebook and support the petition, please share the link: <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.change.org/petitions/us-department-of-agriculture-san-bernardino-nati...
by Ellen
12 Apr 2013, 00:04
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Baldy Bowl and Ski Hut Trail
Replies: 313
Views: 6.5K

Howdy Nick  :)

Went up Bear Canyon and down the Ski Hut trail yesterday, hardly any snow on either trail and easy to avoid.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
21 Mar 2013, 22:53
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Baldy Bowl and Ski Hut Trail
Replies: 313
Views: 6.5K

<t>Howdy cr2crf  :) <br/> <br/> I went down the ski hut trail last Friday after going up Register Ridge to Baldy. There was some ice where the trail winds up through the little forest after crossing the bottom of the bowl. I used microspikes for that section -- didn't need them anywhere else.<br/> <...
by Ellen
27 Feb 2013, 17:32
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Baldy Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1.1K

<r>Howdy All,<br/> <br/> Went up yesterday with my buddy Calicokat Jim. The bowl didn't look good  <EMOJI seq="1f622">:cry:</EMOJI> -- what a change in just four days. We went up Register to Harwood, then Baldy, then west Baldy, then down ski hut. Put microspikes right before the summit of Baldy. Ra...
by Ellen
22 Feb 2013, 16:49
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Baldy Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1.1K

Baldy Conditions

From Manker up RR to summit, down Ski hut route:

http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?p=34547

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
15 Feb 2013, 02:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training for Mt Whitney - Day Hikes
Replies: 23
Views: 7.8K

<t>Howdy  :) <br/> <br/> I concur with Sean about the snow on Devil's Backbone and want to add a caution about wind.  Went up Reigster yesterday (Wed) and used micropikes. The wind picked up significantly when we crossed the snow-covered DBB. Rather than take the "trail," we headed up to Harwood to ...
by Ellen
08 Sep 2012, 00:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 163
Views: 4.9K

Howdy HJ  :)

Thanks for the laugh -- I needed one  8) I sent a SPOT check OK message, which came through. It is not in tracking mode and will turn itself off in 12 hours if I recall correctly.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
24 Jun 2012, 23:43
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Register Ridge Sucks..........
Replies: 4
Views: 1.0K

<r>Howdy Hillbasher  :) <br/> <br/> Great hook with your post title  <EMOJI seq="1f609">:wink:</EMOJI>  Love the pictures and captions.<br/> <br/> I was introduced to Register Ridge the day after Christmas 2011 by Tina and company. <br/> <br/> I didn't know I could get IPA at the Notch -- ARRGH  :tw...
by Ellen
18 May 2012, 00:47
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Baldy loop
Replies: 4
Views: 1.2K

<r>Howdy Jeff  :) <br/> <br/> Two words "car shuttle"  <EMOJI seq="1f609">:wink:</EMOJI> I believe it's worth the extra 15 to 20 minutes and gas to leave a car at Manker.<br/> <br/> Another option is to ask folks for a ride back down to the village.<br/> <br/> I've hiked down Bear Canyon many times ...
by Ellen
25 Dec 2011, 20:54
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: 20111219 Baden Powell Northeast Face
Replies: 7
Views: 1.9K

Merry Christmas back at ya, Grandmaster Taco  :D
by Ellen
25 Oct 2011, 17:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Basic Winter Mountaineering Clinic
Replies: 92
Views: 22.4K

Howdy Kahuna Taco  :)

I'm in!!!

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
Greenbelt snow climber and cactus ass  8)
by Ellen
26 May 2011, 20:14
Forum: California
Topic: Pinnacles Nat'l Monument, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 1.9K

Howdy Norma  :)

Thanks for the wonderful trip report, pictures and captions  8)

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
17 Apr 2011, 00:26
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Baldy Bowl and Ski Hut Trail
Replies: 313
Views: 6.5K

<t>Howdy Wild,<br/> <br/> That is the famous Steve Fossett -- the uber hiker, not the aviator 8) I met him on my first C2C (Palm Springs to the top of San Jacinto to the tram) on Cinco de Mayo in 2007. He took one look at me at the summit, saw how trashed I was and kindly accompanied me back to the ...
by Ellen
05 Apr 2011, 16:49
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sunrise on Baldy
Replies: 19
Views: 4.5K

Howdy Norma and Lilbitmo  :)

Can I come next time? Gotta see this in person. Please, please  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
by Ellen
05 Apr 2011, 16:46
Forum: California
Topic: Snowcreek 4.4.11
Replies: 11
Views: 2.0K

Congratulations to the Dynamic Duo and my Pain Sister for doing a great job on Snow Creek in less than ideal conditions -- that looked like a slog  :o

Miles of smiles,
Ellen