Vetter Mountain – the Forgetting (W6 CT-021) 24 Feb 2017

On the drive up, just below the Red Box turn off to Mt Wilson, came across a car that was stalled in the road with the flashers on. This was at 0530 in the dark. Luckily we were the only people on the road. In it was a young woman named Becky and her dog Zeus. She…

10th Activation of Kratka Ridge (W6 CT-014) 15 February 2017

My annual winter hike of Kratka Ridge, though I have also hiked up there at other times of the year, most recently for the Europe-North America summit-to-summit activation weekend. Angeles Crest Highway, parked at the Vista Point area just east of the disused ski area. The temperature was just above freezing, and the snow was icy. Decided…

Some Snow on Mt Lawlor (W6 CT-089) 5957 ft 31 January 2017

I expected a little snow on Mt Lawlor, but the weather had warmed significantly up 10F/5C from the last hike up Josephine a few days ago. Weather forecast also predicted no wind! First ran into a few hundred yards of icy snow on the flat path not too far from the Strawberry/Lawlor saddle Looking back…