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Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
Hike recommendations in the San Bernidino Mountains... on 08/02/2012 18:54:15 MDT Print View

Anyone know of any good 2 night hikes in these mountains? Hopefully something where we can potentially swim at some point and lots of trees. Done the Bridge to Nowhere but nothing else in the area.

Thanks!

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
RE: on 08/02/2012 20:40:13 MDT Print View

Hello, I don't know of any swimming in those mountains but Mt. San Gorgornio via forest falls is a good 1-2 night 18 mile round trip to the 11K foot summit trip.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
PCT near Wildwood. on 08/03/2012 01:13:02 MDT Print View

The Snow Creek section of the PCT near Wildwood has trees up high and even Snow Creek itself has a pool or two. I know, I helped build that section from scratch as a professional trail builder in 1980. (Yeah, I'm a geezer now.)

Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
Thanks! on 08/03/2012 01:24:29 MDT Print View

Thanks Eric! Wheres the trailhead exactly?

So trees are good enough for hammock sleeping?

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: PCT near Wildwood. on 08/03/2012 02:28:10 MDT Print View

@Eric

What pools? Oh, maybe you mean the Snow Creek drainage...a bit off trail.




@Austin

Your best bet this time of year if probably to take the logging road up from Idlewild to Fuller Ridge. Here's the location:

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=33.840404,-116.736038&t=t2&z=15&hillshade=18&coord=latlng&directions=off&mylocation=off&label=off&layers=off&screen=auto&streetview=on

Be aware that some of the area along the Snow Creek drainage is property of the water authority and they don't like trespassers.





Or park in Idlewild at Humber Park and hike up the mountain.




If you start and end from the drinking fountain at Snow Creek, you could go a little east and take a dip in Whitewater River. There might not be much or any water though. I took a dip in February and was surprised at how low the water already was. I had to lay down to get fully wet. I'm not sure where you'd park though. You should be allowed to park along the road next to the gate.

Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
Thanks on 08/03/2012 10:56:39 MDT Print View

Thanks guys, sounds like there may not be much water there. I'm going to start a new post and open up the area to greater SoCal to see if I get more ideas.

Thanks!