by yobtaf
14 Feb 2018, 02:23
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Hoegees -- Water?
Replies: 17
Views: 4.8K

Re: Hoegees -- Water?

any word on water there now?
by yobtaf
02 Feb 2018, 13:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitney lotto
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Whitney lotto

Thanks! I prob over thinking it hahaha
by yobtaf
01 Feb 2018, 01:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitney lotto
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Whitney lotto

Just wondering if there are 3 in a group should all of us register the dates? I heard they catch on if they see same names on form and kick you all out of lotto. How should we go about this? one person fill it out or all 3?
thanks!
by yobtaf
30 Jan 2018, 13:24
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Orchard Camp via headlamps!
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Orchard Camp via headlamps!

tallkan wrote: Get after it bud! Good to see you're making it happen. The way you describe the sounds makes me want to get on a trail asap!
Thanks. sure did miss it!
by yobtaf
24 Jan 2018, 12:36
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Orchard Camp via headlamps!
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Orchard Camp via headlamps!

Mike P wrote: Holy cow! That's an ensatina salamander; a Monterey Ensatina, to be exact. Nice! Don't see those too often in the Gabes.

Thanks for not stepping on him or her.
Saw about 5 of them.
by yobtaf
23 Jan 2018, 15:15
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Orchard Camp via headlamps!
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Orchard Camp via headlamps!

HikeUp wrote: Bastard Ridge, Connector Trail and the main trail leaves Orchard Camp on the west side - lol.
ahh so with those names I looked it up and that sounds right. so both of those lead to mt wilson? I know the main trail is west side of orchard camp hehe
by yobtaf
22 Jan 2018, 19:50
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Idlehour Water
Replies: 5
Views: 1.1K

Re: Idlehour Water

dima wrote: I was there a few weeks ago, before the one big rainstorm. There was plenty of water in the creek then.
Thanks!!
by yobtaf
22 Jan 2018, 19:50
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Orchard Camp via headlamps!
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Orchard Camp via headlamps!

There was a couple other trails we saw that i have no idea where they go. Maybe someone here knows.
by yobtaf
22 Jan 2018, 16:29
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Idlehour Water
Replies: 5
Views: 1.1K

Re: Idlehour Water

Any word on water here?
by yobtaf
19 Nov 2014, 12:48
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Middle Fork Lytle Creek -- TR
Replies: 11
Views: 2.4K

thanks for the heads up on ground clearance, but by perfect I meant good times with the kidos!  :D
by yobtaf
01 Aug 2014, 15:21
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: altitude mask
Replies: 6
Views: 1.8K

this guy has info on the mask  NSFW  :shock:


by yobtaf
01 Jul 2014, 10:06
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Lost Hiker-Los Padres Tar Creek
Replies: 94
Views: 21.6K

Fear and loathing in Los Padres

The Bats
by yobtaf
23 Apr 2014, 18:12
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Windy Gap with the kiddos!
Replies: 10
Views: 2.5K

<r><QUOTE author="VermillionPearlGirl:48445"><s>[quote="VermillionPearlGirl:48445"]</s>I did Windy Gap and Islip on Sunday, and those carved benches at Windy Gap are pretty cool, I don't remember those from before <E>:)</E> <br/> <br/> I went up Big Cienega though, and I have to say, it's a good dea...
by yobtaf
23 Apr 2014, 18:09
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Windy Gap with the kiddos!
Replies: 10
Views: 2.5K

HikeUp:48440 wrote:puke and rally
nice  :wink:     Ill let her know. I also told her if she would let me cook she might be better off. Glad that thermarest pad is comfy  :lol:
by yobtaf
23 Apr 2014, 00:18
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Windy Gap with the kiddos!
Replies: 10
Views: 2.5K

Re: Windy Gap with the kiddos!

<r><QUOTE author="jfr:48434"><s>[quote="jfr:48434"]</s><QUOTE author="yobtaf:48423"><s>[quote="yobtaf:48423"]</s>So my wife doesn't do so well with mountain driving, and that sucks because we all love the mountains so much.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> My wife has the same issue.  We tried opening the win...
by yobtaf
22 Apr 2014, 12:32
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Windy Gap with the kiddos!
Replies: 10
Views: 2.5K

<r><QUOTE author="Uncle Rico:48426"><s>[quote="Uncle Rico:48426"]</s>Nice one yob. Waiting for the TR from 25 years ago. Something tells me that might be an entertaining read.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> There are a lot of "trip reports" and photos from 25 years ago that keep me from running for presiden...
by yobtaf
21 Apr 2014, 22:55
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Windy Gap with the kiddos!
Replies: 10
Views: 2.5K

Windy Gap with the kiddos!

<r>So Saturday I decided to take the kids and wife to Crystal lake and then head up to Windy gap, and Islip. I haven't been up that way in at least 30 years. Last time I went up that side I was in Boy Scouts and that was my first backpack trip. Last time I was at Crystal lake my dad drove me and him...
by yobtaf
17 Apr 2014, 16:30
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Crystal Lake to Islip weather?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Thanks  8)   Great info!
by yobtaf
02 Apr 2014, 16:19
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: AC Highway: Inspiration Point to Vincent Gap
Replies: 13
Views: 3.0K

thats it I quit the internet. If you cant believe what you read on the internet, what is this world coming to?

I still like that area tho, its nice up there.
by yobtaf
02 Apr 2014, 15:55
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: AC Highway: Inspiration Point to Vincent Gap
Replies: 13
Views: 3.0K

Uncle Rico:48253 wrote:Hey, wait a minute...
ok I got up for work at 215 and a bit tired but those pics dont look right... Im with rico on this...
by yobtaf
02 Apr 2014, 14:26
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: AC Highway: Inspiration Point to Vincent Gap
Replies: 13
Views: 3.0K

Love that area, really close for me and is beautiful. Never went down Jackson flat, how far down is that natural lake? Thats not Jackson lake by the rd is it?
by yobtaf
28 Mar 2014, 17:49
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: 4 Person tent
Replies: 4
Views: 1.7K

wanted 4 person because my girls are 8 and 10, that way we can all be in the same tent.
by yobtaf
28 Mar 2014, 13:08
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: 4 Person tent
Replies: 4
Views: 1.7K

4 Person tent

<t>So I want to get the whole family out backpacking and Im in the market for a tent. I need a 4 person as the title says, and it will be used for hiking and car camping. I have a half dome 2 and very happy with it and was looking at the half dome 4. got the rei dividend to use from the rei visa and...
by yobtaf
16 Jan 2014, 17:13
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Fire above Glendora
Replies: 29
Views: 8.1K

Re: GMR fire

<r><QUOTE author="longcut:47517"><s>[quote="longcut:47517"]</s>the fire is up GMR road, on Colby trail, about 3 miles from my house. Friends of mine live there and their property is on the front line. <E>:(</E> Because it borders residential property and because it's burning below the Azusa-Glendora...
by yobtaf
16 Jan 2014, 14:41
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Fire above Glendora
Replies: 29
Views: 8.1K

mattmaxon:47510 wrote:KPPC is reporting a fire in "San Gabriel Cyn"
Im just west of the 605 where all the rock plants are it is dark here but it does look now like its east of fish canyon.
by yobtaf
15 Jan 2014, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventure Pass
Replies: 21
Views: 6.5K

<r>here is a little write up on the law suit <URL url="http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20130430/four-hikers-challenge-forest-adventure-pass"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/ ... nture-pass">http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20130430/four-hikers-challenge-forest-ad...
by yobtaf
13 Jan 2014, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventure Pass
Replies: 21
Views: 6.5K

Re: Adventure Pass

<r><QUOTE author="JeffH:47454"><s>[quote="JeffH:47454"]</s>Mine expired a few months ago but I wanted to be legal - so I stopped at my local Big5 on Friday evening, and they said they didn't have any 2014 annual passes, only the day-use version. I tried explaining that it's not a new pass every year...
by yobtaf
03 Jan 2014, 04:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Permits for Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 1.4K

<r>yeah six months is what I found. This is what I found.<br/> <br/> Most trails can be reserved 6 months in advance. Reservations can be made until two days before the trip if space is still available. One day before the entry date any remaining space is made available for walk in permit requests, ...
by yobtaf
02 Jan 2014, 18:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Permits for Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 1.4K

just found the answer  :oops:  :oops:  I tried searching but didnt come up with the answer, tried again and I did. You guys are great thanks for the help

:lol:
by yobtaf
20 Dec 2013, 17:17
Forum: Other SoCal Ranges
Topic: Interactive San Gorgonio Wilderness (SGW) Map
Replies: 17
Views: 6.4K

my goodness Jim love this map!!! Thanks  8)

wildhorse has abandoned on it? why is that? is that an old trail and to the east is a new trail?
by yobtaf
16 Dec 2013, 20:41
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: costco down jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 1.7K

<r>BPL thread on it. <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=84429"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=84429">http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_displa...
by yobtaf
16 Sep 2013, 22:43
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Lost All Of My Gear in A Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1.5K

wow what a bummer  :shock:  I hope you can get things cheap and in quick time.
by yobtaf
16 Sep 2013, 22:41
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Restricted Vivian Creek TH access
Replies: 18
Views: 3.8K

done, thanks for doing this!
by yobtaf
30 May 2013, 00:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIDEOS - Post or link to videos!
Replies: 245
Views: 6.9K

1976 Emergency!

Has some Jackson Lake, hwy 2 and other locations...
Name what you see...

by yobtaf
26 Apr 2013, 22:56
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: The Cucamonga Fifty
Replies: 31
Views: 6.6K

DAMN!  :shock:  Congrats!  8)
by yobtaf
16 Apr 2013, 02:27
Forum: Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Topic: Those poisenous purple flour plants all over
Replies: 28
Views: 10.5K

<r>I love the stuff, great for the eyes!<br/> <URL url="http://s219.photobucket.com/user/yobtaf68/media/IMG_0745.jpg.html"><s>[URL=http://s219.photobucket.com/user/yobtaf68/media/IMG_0745.jpg.html]</s><IMG src="http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc247/yobtaf68/IMG_0745.jpg"><s>[img]</s>http://i219.p...
by yobtaf
08 Apr 2013, 12:34
Forum: California
Topic: San Bernardino backpack 4/4 thru 4/6/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1.4K

Looks like an awesome time out! Thanks for sharing.  8)
by yobtaf
02 Apr 2013, 18:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring Hike Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 4.2K

Sherman oaks galleria... I have nothing  :shock:
by yobtaf
20 Mar 2013, 17:26
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: REI Dividend - It's finally here!
Replies: 69
Views: 16.5K

<r><QUOTE author="Dragon:43426"><s>[quote="Dragon:43426"]</s>I got the largest refund I have ever received; $426. It's time to go shopping at REI this weekend!!!<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Damn  :shock: <br/> <br/> Mine was $113 from using the REI visa. Thought it would be more, but you dont get anythin...
by yobtaf
15 Mar 2013, 17:44
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sturtevant Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 2.4K

<r><QUOTE author="davantalus:43399"><s>[quote="davantalus:43399"]</s><QUOTE author="yobtaf:43394"><s>[quote="yobtaf:43394"]</s>I think if you lick the back of one you will trip out.  :lol:<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> A bad salamander trip is definitely on my bucket list.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> That would...
by yobtaf
15 Mar 2013, 01:01
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sturtevant Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 2.4K

<r><QUOTE author="mangus7175:43393"><s>[quote="mangus7175:43393"]</s>Till today, I have yet to see a salamander...  <br/> <br/> That place looks so much better when hardly anyone is around.  I need to go here on weekdays I guess.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> He was still in the same area when I came back ...
by yobtaf
14 Mar 2013, 13:09
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sturtevant Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 2.4K

Thanks all for the replies! Im happy with the new cheap camera, and the wet conditions made the pictures even better. I love that area, just not the crowds on weekends. Going b4 I have night work is the ticket.
by yobtaf
08 Mar 2013, 02:17
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Sturtevant Camp
Replies: 8
Views: 2.4K

Sturtevant Camp

<r>Well I was off work again today so I decided to take a drive to Chantry Flats and hike up to Sturtevant camp. Last time I was up here I stopped at Spruce Grove, it didn't dawn on me that Sturtevant was just up a bit more. I got to the parking lot about 9am and there was 3 other cars. The weather ...
by yobtaf
01 Mar 2013, 21:29
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: West Fork Bear Creek
Replies: 10
Views: 3.3K

<r><QUOTE author="shreddy:43296"><s>[quote="shreddy:43296"]</s>Thanks for the report and pics. <br/> <br/> Can we water board morons who spend gas money to drive up there... hike in and  spray paint rocks and signs etc. I don't understand the fun in spray painting stuff:<br/> <br/> <YOUTUBE id="Cyer...
by yobtaf
28 Feb 2013, 22:17
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: West Fork Bear Creek
Replies: 10
Views: 3.3K

<r><QUOTE author="Elwood:43289"><s>[quote="Elwood:43289"]</s>Very nice report  and pictures. Gotta get back up that way soon.<I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="red"><s>[color=red]</s> I still don't care much for parking road-side that far south along rte 39<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I>.<e>[/quote]<...
by yobtaf
28 Feb 2013, 20:33
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: West Fork Bear Creek
Replies: 10
Views: 3.3K

West Fork Bear Creek

<r>So back in my early 20's I use to go up west fork to fish, alot. But, I never went up Bear Creek. Not sure why, just never did. Well Tuesday I got put on night shift so Tuesday during the day I went up Bear creek to get away and get tired. See I load a concrete truck then it leaves for about 4 ho...
by yobtaf
27 Feb 2013, 19:11
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: MSR Reactor
Replies: 1
Views: 1.3K

MSR Reactor

Was just at Dicks in covina and they had a MSR Reactor on sale for 79.99. The box was damaged but everything looked good inside. Just thought I would put this out there since they go for $100 bucks more.
otay  :)
by yobtaf
08 Feb 2013, 16:07
Forum: California
Topic: Verdugo Hills Night Hike: 02-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1.4K

I had to drive a concrete truck up to the  KROQ antenna three times, talk about the ride of your life. I would have rather hiked up. :shock:
by yobtaf
08 Feb 2013, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on Mt Wilson
Replies: 3
Views: 1.1K

Thanks for the info. Ill do some reading and looking at the map and figure out what one to start with.
Thanks!
by yobtaf
04 Feb 2013, 23:27
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: this Sunday Hikes
Replies: 5
Views: 1.8K

<r><QUOTE author="Beantown:43092"><s>[quote="Beantown:43092"]</s>we hiked sunday and it was great!<br/> <br/> only ything is some jerk off took a dump in the middle of the winter creek trail and covered it with toilet paper, unbelievable!<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> I see that so much when the bus comes ...