06/26/10 One more trip to the front side of Mt. Baldy, this time for the last two trails I have yet to explore in the Icehouse Canyon area. Dr. Rock joined me for a bit over 18 miles and almost 6000' of elevation gain, hitting two peaks at just under 9000' in one day. The trails were a little crowded for my taste, but otherwise another awesome day on the trails!
1 Dr. Rock at Icehouse Saddle. We made good time to this point.
2 Uncharted territory.
5 Making good time.
6 It's just a fast hike the last mile to the top of Cucamonga Peak.
7 Some amazing views above the marine layer on top of Cucamonga Peak.
10 I wrote our time to the peak on the notepad so we can compare next time we run it!
15 Cucamonga Peak. Me on the peak.
16 Dr. Rock on the peak.
17 Another 360 peak video to add to my collection.
18 Headed back down to the saddle.
19 At the saddle ready to head back up this time to Ontario Peak.
20 Evidently a popular backpacking spot.
21 Our lone snow sighting for the day.
24 Ontario Peak is one of those cruel, brain- deceiving peaks, that seems to endlessly have one peak after another. Just when you reach the top of one peak, you see the next one behind it. Mental torture.
25 Finally made it to the real peak. More great views...
30 This time the Ontario Peak 360 video to add to my collection.
31 Back down through Icehouse Canyon. I have taken this same picture a couple times in the snow.
32 Roughly the same spot as one of my favorite snow trekking pictures.