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    • #3015
      lv2smmt
      Participant

      HI,

      We will be backpacking 4 JUL holiday.  We will go in from Angelus Oaks and down Vivian Creek.

      First, how is the road to trailhead behind fire station?

      Second, How is the trail?  Snow?  Crampons?

      Do we need a plan B?

      Any and all updates are welcome.

       

      thanx

    • #3016
      chris in redlands
      Participant

      The road to the SB Peak trailhead is about how it is every season. Rutted and rocky, but navigable. I’ve seen a mazda miata and multiple prisuses there this year, but you’ll get there slower in those than in a pickup.

      a few weeks ago, the trail beyond limber pine was still not broken, though you could walk straight up to san bernardino peak along the ridge from limber pine. not sure how that trail looks now.

      on the divide, you’ll be encountering lots of sections where the trail is covered with snow. not really a problem up there, since it’s easy enough to get around them off-trail in most places. Budget additional time for regularly  checking to ensure you’re still headed in the right general direction when off-trail.

      Unless you travel very early or very late in the day on the divide, you shouldn’t need ice axe and crampons, but that depends on a lot of variables, including the skill level of your group.

      Chris

    • #3032
      lv2smmt
      Participant

      Hey Chris!! Thanx for info!! Huge help.

      One last question…

      anyone know if the campsites have bare spots, or are we camping on snow ?

       

      Annie

    • #3037
      chris in redlands
      Participant

      I was on the divide yesterday, on Charleton and Little Charleton. There is actually a lot less snow up there now. On the divide, you’ll have no trouble finding countless places to camp that aren’t even within sight of snow, except in the distance.

    • #3040
      lv2smmt
      Participant

      Thanx again Chris.  Maybe we will meet you on the trail one day  :o)

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