Ascent of Mount Hawkins on 2015-11-21

Climber: Keith Robinson

Date:Saturday, November 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hawkins
    Elevation:8850 ft / 2697 m

Ascent Trip Report

A sunny and cool day over five San Gabriel peaks: South Mount Hawkins, Sadie Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Mt. Hawkins and Mount Islip. Start at Chrystal Lake parking lot, travel over old truck road to South Hawkins and then use trail or cross country to Sadie and Middle. Not far beyond Middle Hawkins one runs into the PCT and takes it north for about 1 mile to Mt. Hawkins base, where a direct route up the ridge is used. Return down the ridge to the PCT and then follow it Southwest to Windy Gap and then onto Islip. The sign says .8 miles to the summit, but it is one of the most inaccurate trail signs in all of Southern California. total of about 16 miles and 4,800 feet of gain with much roller-coastering through the off-trail areas.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble

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