Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

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Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed May 18, 2016 3:04 pm

Found this interesting trip report on the San Gabriel Mtns forum -- 8700 feet of gain - class 3

http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/L ... t7016.html
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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Hikin_Jim » Wed May 18, 2016 3:49 pm

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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby cynthia23 » Wed May 18, 2016 6:52 pm

Thanks for posting these, Cy and HJ. Whoa. It made me exhausted just to read them. :)

Question on a related matter:I know someone sometime or other has posted about on this board, and I even think I asked about this before, too, but hey, what's the good of getting old if you can't repeat yourself? So, to repeat myself--has anyone on this board ever attempted the old 'cattle' route that supposedly goes up from somewhere along South Palm Canyon? It has a name, I just forget what it is. Or can point me to a previous post on this? I've always been intrigued by the idea of doing that route, though it's probably far beyond my capabilities. :( Still I can dream! :)
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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Hikin_Jim » Wed May 18, 2016 7:21 pm

Do you mean the Gordon Trail?

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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby cynthia23 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:53 pm

Yes, that's it--thank you! For some reason it's always interested me. I feel like there have been posts in the past about this--am I imagining that?
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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby bluerail » Thu May 19, 2016 4:51 am

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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu May 19, 2016 7:00 am

Steve,

I see you are a man of few words. ;)

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Cynthia,

Yes, it's been talked about a number of times here. Supposedly there's not much left of the Gordon Trail now.

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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby bluerail » Thu May 19, 2016 7:58 am

Pathetically I was secretly hoping the mountain fire would have cleaned that route somewhat
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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu May 19, 2016 8:45 am

I think you mean the Silver Fire of 2013 (the Mountain Fire, also of 2013, was further south), but I know what you mean. I was hoping that the Lake Fire would clear out the N Fork of the Whitewater, but it only got down about 1/2 below Big Tree Camp.

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Re: Leatherneck Ridge (opposite Skyline) trip report

Postby Cy Kaicener » Thu May 19, 2016 8:59 am

Thanks for the updates Jim
Here is another trip report that I remember reading a few years back on Sam's website
http://mountaineeringreview.blogspot.co ... cinto.html
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