by JeffH
13 Feb 2018, 02:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's Group Hike - February
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: EisPiraten's Group Hike - February

Thanks for the update. Google maps can't calculate directions from home for me but the map is good enough so that I can find it.
by JeffH
12 Feb 2018, 04:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's Group Hike - February
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: EisPiraten's Group Hike - February

Where is Eaton Saddle? I live on the east part of the San Gabe’s and don’t get over that way much. :)


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by JeffH
04 Feb 2018, 05:00
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Pikes Peak Drive & Hike - Colorado
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Pikes Peak Drive & Hike - Colorado

I think I see a little resemblance in the last two photos.


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by JeffH
31 Jan 2018, 04:21
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Ideas for this sub
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Ideas for this sub

I like the idea of meeting up with some others here. Unfortunately I’m no longer unemployed so that means only weekends for me.


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by JeffH
31 Jan 2018, 04:11
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: LADYFACE - THE RIBBON ROUTE
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: LADYFACE - THE RIBBON ROUTE

I know we need winter weather but it’s great to be able to hike in short sleeves in January. That picture showing the west ridge rock scrambling seems fun.


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by JeffH
31 Jan 2018, 04:07
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Upper Bear Creek, Azusa canyon.... Above the narrows and falls
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Upper Bear Creek, Azusa canyon.... Above the narrows and falls

Great story! What did you have for breakfast?


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by JeffH
14 Jan 2018, 02:48
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Mt. Markham and San Gabriel Peak
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Mt. Markham and San Gabriel Peak

Sean wrote:....Soiled skivvies hanging on San Gabriel.

Hrm...
At least he didn't post that in the "Now it's Mine!" thread.


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by JeffH
03 Jan 2018, 22:20
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: New Year hike - Sunset Peak
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: New Year hike - Sunset Peak

I think it's easy enough to walk around the gate to the Lookout 'trail'. I was eyeing that while on the way up, thinking that it looks like an old firebreak but basically just keep ascending to the saddle, then ascend a lot more to the summit. The tree is blocking the view but the gate is about a hu...
by JeffH
03 Jan 2018, 22:14
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Guadalupe Peak, TX
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Guadalupe Peak, TX

When I was there it looked like a trail ran across the mesa of El Cap - I guess the access is via the saddle between them. 
by JeffH
03 Jan 2018, 19:09
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Guadalupe Peak, TX
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Guadalupe Peak, TX

Wow, the sunrise photos are outstanding! I like the red/orange glow on everything. That's a great hike, I did it in 2009 over a long weekend from SoCal, also visiting Carlsbad. The campground was full, so we backtracked about 10 miles and slept on BLM area just off the highway. That bridge up near t...
by JeffH
03 Jan 2018, 18:42
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: New Year hike - Sunset Peak
Replies: 7
Views: 181

New Year hike - Sunset Peak

I know we need the rain and/or snow but the weather here has been outstanding the last couple of weeks. I spent a great day biking over to CHWP and then walking that 5-mile loop before biking home, rubbing it in to my friends across the country because I can wear shorts after Christmas. Anyway, for ...
by JeffH
26 Dec 2017, 05:12
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Potato Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Potato Christmas

I managed to get out for a couple hours this morning, tackling the mighty hill at the base of Baldy Road. I did it the hard way, going up what I used to call the secret route. Now it's quite easily found and even maintained to some degree, with prickly stuff cut back and an obvious path to follow. I...
by JeffH
01 Dec 2017, 04:57
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Day Pack Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Day Pack Recommendations

Thanks Jeff. I have not pulled the trigger yet. Hadn't considered the Kelty but the price is right for sure. Btw, the saw either you or your doppelganger at Cedar Crest on the South Kaibab Trail at the South Rim on November 19. Don't suppose you were there were you? I wish. April is my next trip th...
by JeffH
30 Nov 2017, 15:15
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Day Pack Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Day Pack Recommendations

Old post but if you're still looking REI Garage has a sale with additional 25 percent off right now, the Kelty Ruckus might meet your criteria. Seems to load funny but I always stop if I'm getting something out of the pack anyway. (Coupon code is Garage25) https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/1231...
by JeffH
30 Nov 2017, 02:04
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer
Replies: 87
Views: 23.7K

Beer

dima wrote:Well?? And how were they?
I wouldn't get the jalapeno again, the IPA was nice. I waited until I got home before enjoying, it was cold camping so I had scotch for that.

I'll try to announce next time I drive up there so I can take orders.

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by JeffH
29 Nov 2017, 22:56
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer
Replies: 87
Views: 23.7K

Re: Beer

Necro once again.... I picked up a couple when I drove past Mt Shasta last month. I had a Mountain High IPA and a Jalapeño Ale.

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by JeffH
22 Nov 2017, 23:41
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Day 3 THE HOODOOS AND THE FAIRYLAND LOOP TRAIL, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Day 3 THE HOODOOS AND THE FAIRLYLAND LOOP TRAIL, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

I like that bridge picture with the red rocks peeking out behind - makes you want to go explore more.
by JeffH
20 Nov 2017, 00:19
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Hiking AZ pt2
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Hiking AZ pt2

Yeah, this has been on my list for awhile, but I don't make the drive to Phoenix much anymore. So it's good to see your pics. Sorry to hear about your hand. It's so out-of-the-way that it becomes a trip just to visit this peak. And the finger surgery was done by me on the trail, I had to slice abov...
by JeffH
15 Nov 2017, 16:01
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Hiking AZ pt2
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Hiking AZ pt2

The summit is reached by going around the east/south side of the peak. It was a nice rock hop up to that - picture below is a false summit before the real one but the rocks were similar. A bit of exposure but not very much, in fact the west side of the summit had some wind breaks created. DSCN4105.J...
by JeffH
13 Nov 2017, 18:06
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Hiking AZ pt2
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Hiking AZ pt2

I think I ran into a photo limit of 10 on my first report when trying to combine. Oh well this gets my post count up. At the end of the week, I drove towards home but then detoured 50 miles south from Quartzsite, through the US Army Proving Ground to tackle Castle Dome Peak. The guide I read stated ...
by JeffH
13 Nov 2017, 17:55
Forum: Other Ranges
Topic: Hiking AZ pt1
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Hiking AZ pt1

I was in Phoenix for a week and managed to get in a couple of hikes.... I've hiked Camelback lots of times since it is right in the middle of Scottsdale and doesn't take a lot of time. This particular day was great, the November weather is just about the right temperature for getting outside there. ...
by JeffH
08 Oct 2017, 15:12
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Day Pack Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Day Pack Recommendations

I like the pole storage options on my Osprey Atmos backpack but that is a totally different kind of hiking. For day hikes I use a REI Flash 18 which I really like because it's light and simple - doesn't have most of the things on your list. In the winter I'll bring my old REI Traverse which is 30 li...
by JeffH
08 Oct 2017, 15:05
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Interesting video

I'm a little late to the party on this post but how do people get so lost on Baldy? Where is the thought that asks "This doesn't look like a maintained trail any more, I wonder if I took a wrong turn...?".
And now you can eat Squatch instead.
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Seen at my local 99 cent store
by JeffH
07 Oct 2017, 20:14
Forum: Sierra Nevadas
Topic: Mt. Whitney via the scenic route
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Mt. Whitney via the scenic route

Great trip, that route is definitely off the well-beaten path. I really like the picture of Lone Pine peak as the sun is rising.
by JeffH
02 Oct 2017, 20:42
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: EisPiraten's 10th Anniversary Hike
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: EisPiraten's 10th Anniversary Hike

Looking over the 15 fwy as it heads up to the pass. I think it's actually on the 'trail' to Thunder, which is of course just a fire road.
by JeffH
02 Oct 2017, 20:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's October Hike Planning
Replies: 18
Views: 724

Re: EisPiraten's October Hike Planning

Oh yeah, Crystal Lake would be good too....
Islip fits the criteria for mileage and elevation. Also it can be done as a semi-loop to make it a tiny bit more interesting.
by JeffH
02 Oct 2017, 18:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's October Hike Planning
Replies: 18
Views: 724

Re: EisPiraten's October Hike Planning

Is the cafe still open then? Mt Wilson is 14 miles RT from Sierra Madre or Chantry Flat and the downhill from SM is painful and seems never-ending.
Ending up at a restaurant limits the choices... I would definitely like to go!
by JeffH
02 Oct 2017, 18:04
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: EisPiraten's 10th Anniversary Hike
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: EisPiraten's 10th Anniversary Hike

Dang, sorry I missed you guys. I walked up to the Notch, had lunch and left around 1pm because I didn't see anyone I recognized. Or at least no one that looked like the photos in these pages. For the record, I had a Rye Pale Ale from La Verne Brewing. Mighty tasty. IMG_4378.JPG IMG_4391.jpg IMG_4383...
by JeffH
29 Sep 2017, 16:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10th Anniversary Hike & Food Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: 10th Anniversary Hike & Food Fight

For those going up the lift in the morning, here's a Groupon to save a few bucks...
https://www.groupon.com/deals/mt-baldy- ... staurant-6
by JeffH
05 Sep 2017, 14:31
Forum: Out-of-state
Topic: Idaho!
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Idaho!

For me, Borah was the hardest of the 17 state highpoints I have visited. The descent was rather difficult on the knees even with trekking poles. Add to that it was a windy day and it was a couple hours of misery on the way down.
by JeffH
05 Sep 2017, 14:21
Forum: Other SoCal Ranges
Topic: no more quotas for day hikes on San Gorgonio
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: no more quotas for day hikes on San Gorgonio

I'm curious how many self-issue permits will be left out for people too. Having to fax in and wait for reply is not a good modern system although that means we can still talk about how things were in the old days.
by JeffH
12 Aug 2017, 00:34
Forum: California
Topic: WHITE MTN ATTEMPT
Replies: 6
Views: 233

I thought they only opened the gate on Labor Day weekend, changes things if it gets opened all the time.
Just never know about AMS, it can be quite random. I don't usually notice elevation until about 13K but I've had times where I felt terrible down around 10K and turned back.
by JeffH
05 Aug 2017, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you forest bathed? (Not what you think)
Replies: 6
Views: 477

<r><QUOTE author="Sean:56008"><s>[quote="Sean:56008"]</s> <br/> Adventurers hike. Non-adventurers walk. And zombies meander.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Whew, thanks for that. I've always considered myself a hiker, although when I tell people that the most common belief seems to be that I'm out there wit...
by JeffH
05 Aug 2017, 18:42
Forum: Admin & Tech Support
Topic: Facebook group
Replies: 26
Views: 551

<t>Damn Sean, that is well-said.<br/> Yes I have a Facebook account and I also have put up some photo albums there but I have also noticed the disconnect between quantity and quality of pics from others. (probably me too...)  <br/> Too many people use it as a repository for their entire memory card ...
by JeffH
02 Aug 2017, 22:26
Forum: Sierra Nevadas
Topic: Cottonwood Lakes Basin
Replies: 4
Views: 304

That's a nice place to visit. I'd like to attempt Langley too via an overnight excursion. I wonder if Army Pass will be walkable at all this year considering how much snow was up there. New Army Pass should be good by now though.... Makes me think I need to get away too.
by JeffH
02 Aug 2017, 22:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you forest bathed? (Not what you think)
Replies: 6
Views: 477

What is the difference between hiking, meandering and going for a walk? Interesting that when I just looked at the video, one of the advertisements below was for something called Scamalot.
by JeffH
09 Jul 2017, 18:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's Quiz #2
Replies: 19
Views: 751

I got 7. Need to get out more, missed on the places I have not yet visited.
by JeffH
09 Jul 2017, 18:05
Forum: Los Padres
Topic: Iwihinmu
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Nice writeup. I had to read that to confirm this is the largest cairn I have ever seen.
by JeffH
18 Jun 2017, 19:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best day hike?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

<t>One more note on the Baldy loop if you choose that one - As mentioned, water is available at the ski hut and also at the restaurant on the way down via Devil's Backbone. Restaurant and ski lift are not active weekdays, but the door is open and you can get water from the fountain inside and also m...
by JeffH
18 Jun 2017, 19:34
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Kellys Camp Spring (Ontario Peak Trail)
Replies: 121
Views: 4.6K

<r>Water is flowing at Kelly Camp, I was there on Friday. Filled a 32 ounce bottle in about 30 seconds. Some work has been done to clear brush around the pipe.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/2072125/DSCN4001.JPG"><s>[url=http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/2072125/DSCN4001.JPG]</s>...
by JeffH
08 Jun 2017, 21:03
Forum: California
Topic: TAHQUITZ PEAK
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: TAHQUITZ PEAK

<r><QUOTE author="Sean:55586"><s>[quote="Sean:55586"]</s> <br/> Cecelia wanted a picture of her jumping atop the rock. I made her jump about five times before getting a decent shot.<br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> That shot is worth the wait!<br/> <br/> One of these days I'll get to that peak too. Mayb...
by JeffH
08 Jun 2017, 17:43
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Baldy overnight
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Baldy overnight

<r>Note: No snowflakes were harmed in the making of this TR. The trail is dry.<br/> Last week I went up Baldy, spending the night on the summit. Since it was mid-week I had the place to myself which was pretty cool. Speaking of that it was also windy and very cool all night, especially three times w...
by JeffH
28 May 2017, 14:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EisPiraten's Quiz #1
Replies: 11
Views: 935

That was cool. I only got 6 correct, meaning that I need to expand my knowledge of the local mountains. Basically I'm too lazy to drive to the western parts of the range.
by JeffH
28 May 2017, 14:08
Forum: Admin & Tech Support
Topic: New Board Styles Available
Replies: 2
Views: 406

I'm with HikeUp, happy with #1.
Choice is good, to each his/her own, hike your own hike, etc etc.
by JeffH
19 May 2017, 20:48
Forum: California
Topic: PCT: Onyx Summit to the Whitewater Preserve, April 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 567

This sounds like a great trip. Nice to be able to choose the downhill as often as possible!
Really really like that morning picture of San J......
by JeffH
22 Apr 2017, 00:16
Forum: Desert
Topic: Death Valley Spring 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 699

How was the elevation gain since you've now spent a couple years at sea level? Or was there some acclimation beforehand?
by JeffH
22 Apr 2017, 00:15
Forum: Desert
Topic: The Peaks that Time Forgot
Replies: 3
Views: 471

<r><QUOTE author="Sean:55364"><s>[quote="Sean:55364"]</s>Thanks for the sweet write-up. This one's going on the to-do list. It pretty much has everything I'm looking for in a hike, including the meth lab.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Except for Sean will skip the drive and just walk between all of them......
by JeffH
20 Apr 2017, 15:29
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Baldy April 17
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Baldy April 17

<r>After reading Sean's TR and notes about Sam I did my own tribute walk on Monday. Bonus was I got to use the Microspikes for the first time - I think they give a false sense of security since I still slipped quite a bit in the slushy snow in the tree section going up the bowl. Perhaps that isn't t...
by JeffH
20 Apr 2017, 13:55
Forum: Admin & Tech Support
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 13
Views: 980

<t>I like the idea of TR at the top, even without seeing the stats I figured it was the primary reason for people visiting. That's how I got started here...<br/> Regarding the merging of threads, that may take some educating of folks regarding things like snow levels or water availability. Stickies ...
by JeffH
19 Apr 2017, 00:47
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Seuk Doo (Sam) Kim Memorial Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3.4K

<r>I went up Baldy yesterday - Monday 17th. No register at the top but some photos and food and flowers. Also this sign at the gate on San Antonio Falls road, services will be this Saturday.<br/> This was my 31st summit but I'll be happy to stay at 30 and donate this one to the group.<br/> <URL url=...