Kratka, Lowe, Cerro Negro, Flint

Did some shorter hikes and started early because of the hot weather we have been having. Kratka Ridge (W6 CT-014) 22 July 2016 I saw Mike had alerted for Mt Waterman (W6 CT-012) so I thought I would go hike Kratka again for a summit to summit QSO View into San Gabriel Wilderness, and the…

Burnt Peak Bike Ride (W6 CT-093) 5794 ft, 15 July 2016

Burnt Peak is at the far north western end of the Angeles National Forest. For me, quite a freeway drive up I405 and then I5, exiting at Lake Hughes Road, then left at Elizabeth Lake along Pine Canyon Road. Then up USFS dirt road 7N23. It is really no further than the drive to, say, the…

Mt Islip (W6 CT-010)8250ft, 8 July 2016

Winter activation:https://halssota.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/a-tiring-day-on-mt-islip-ct-010-1-march-2012/ https://halssota.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/na6mg-k6tuy-k7so-and-n6jzt-on-mt-islip-ct-010-and-table-mountain-ct-067/ https://halssota.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/islip-saddle-to-mt-islip-w6-ct-010-8250-ft-25-july-2014/ https://halssota.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/mt-islip-w6-ct-010-8250-ft-6-june-2015/ This time I added a bit of variety, started from Islip Saddle up the Pacific Crest Trail, then on the jeep road to Little Jimmy Camp, then took the trail from Little Jimmy and bypassed Windy Gap Start at 0640 The road to Little Jimmy. I last hiked this on…

Hoyt Mountain the Longer Way (W6 CT-146) 4404 ft, 2 July 2016

Today I followed the approach from the south and west, rather than the east, as described by Mike N6MKW   http://mikakw1sota.blogspot.com/2015/11/hoyt-mtn-w6ct-146.html It is about 2.5 miles, and elevation gain is about 1400 ft. The start is at the Grizzly Flats trail head about 3 miles above the Fire Station on the Angeles Crest Highway. I have…