Potato mountain hike MT. Baldy

This area was badly burned about ten years back but is almost completely recovered. I researched it a little and found this. Remember, it is ALMOST completely recovered!. This is a short day hike you can take the wife and kids and pic nick on the bluffs above the city. Hikers, for all you do, this spud's for you. Potato Mountain, which sits above Claremont, offers the hiker great clear-day vistas of the San Gabriel Valley, eastern Los Angeles County, and parts of San Bernardino County. The 3,360-foot, russet-brown mountain, is a refuge from the busy metropolis and its far-flung suburbs. Splitting Potato Mountain is the Evey Canyon, watered by a little creek bubbling through an oak woodland and a tangle of vines and gooseberries. Unfortunately, a devastating 2002 wildfire scorched Evey Canyon, as well as other nearby canyons and hillsides above Claremont, and thoroughly roasted Potato Mountain. Yes, the land is recovering but don't expect the pre-fire pastoral scene when you hike Evey Canyon. Herman Garner saved the canyon from home development and gave it to Pomona College (one of the Claremont Colleges) Department of Biology with the condition that it remain pristine. Herman Garner Biological Preserve is used today for student field research, and for long walks away from it all.

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Potato Mountain Hike via the East Face
Everyone knows that it's 2.5 miles to the top of Potato Mountain via the Evey Canyon Trail. But if you take the side trail 0.2 miles in from the trailhead, you can get to the top in just one mile! It's steep, slippery and strenuous so you better come with lots of energy and good trail shoes. But it's also a great workout and good conditioning.





Potato Mountain
Potato Mountain from Evey Canyon off of Mt. Baldy Road. Not an exciting climb, but a nice trail with some steep sections that offer a decent workout for a day hike. Along with a surprisingly good panoramic view of the valley considering its moderate elevation.





Hiking Potato Mountain’s East Face Fire Break
See the full hike guide at TrailtoPeak.com: https://goo.gl/KfeJEQ Gear Used For Filming: -GoPro Hero5: http://amzn.to/2x0HqRt -Freevision VILTA Gimbal: :http://amzn.to/2ww220P Hike Details: -Distance: 3.1 miles -Elevation Gain: 1165 ft -Minimum Elevation: 2300 ft -Maximum Elevation: 3422 ft -Time: 1-3 hours -Difficulty: Difficult -Dog Friendly: Yes, on leash -Permit Required: No -Season: Year round, Can be hot in the summer -Trail Condition: Use trail on the uphill, fire road on the downhill -Cell Phone Reception: Spotty -Restrooms: None





Potato Mountian
a general view for Potato Mountain hike trail, Claremont, California the music is from www.incompetech.com




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