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Backpacking Kelly’s Camp
Via Icehouse Canyon

October 30, 2010 @ 12:00 am

WHEN: Saturday October 30th, Sunday October 31st

WHERE: Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Kelly’s Camp. An optional side trip (3.6 round trip miles) to Ontario Peak Saturday afternoon or Sunday Morning will be offered. The camp is on the border of the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest. Kelly’s camp is near Mount Baldy in the Cucamonga Wilderness.

DIFFICULTY: This hike is 4.3 miles each way on the Icehouse Canyon trail with 2880 feet of elevation gain. This is a strenuous hike. A beginner will struggle if he was not physically strong. Great trip for Philmont trekers.

COST: $10 per person. Deadline to confirm your spot is Monday night, October 25th. Bring your check made out to BSA Troop 355 to the meeting or mail to:
Brian Snaer
2605 South Oak Knoll Avenue
San Marino, CA 91108

AVAILABILITY: The trip limit is 24. If you wish to sign up, e-mail Dr. Snaer and get on the list. If you have signed up and cannot go, please e-mail Dr.Snaer at so that we can open your spot up to another scout!

MEET: Arrange your own carpools to the trailhead. We will meet at 8:00AM. The lot fills up after 8:00 so get there early. We will disperse the crew gear and food at the trailhead. We will return to trailhead Sunday morning at 11:00: A.M.

MEALS: Bring your own trail lunch Saturday, dinner will be provided Saturday night (Philmont style), bring your own breakfast bars, instant oatmeal, cocoa for breakfast.
Saturday’s dinner will be prepared by individual crews. Crews will be announced Tuesday night October 26th by email.

It might be cold (40 degrees) at night, be prepared with long johns and a beanie hat to sleep in, a good sleeping bag, a jacket and gloves. Of course always bring your rain gear! BE PREPARED. You might want to bring a day pack for the trip to Ontario Peak. Dr. Snaer is always available to discuss equipment. Call him at 626 840-7702 or email if you have any questions.

Any cars parking at Icehouse Canyon will need a National Forest Adventure Pass available at your sporting goods store (REI, Sports Chalet). You can also get an Adventure Pass at the Baldy Village Ranger Station (see below).

Directions to the Trailhead: Take the 210 east and exit on Baseline Road (exit 52). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp on to Baseline Road. Make the next right on to Padua Avenue. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mount Baldy Road. Pass through Mount Baldy Village and pickup a permit at the ranger station. One and a half miles later, turn right on Icehouse Canyon Road and pull into the trailhead parking lot on the left side of the road


October 30, 2010
12:00 am
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