Album: San Gabriels: Silver on the Side Canyon


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
3/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
3/15/2015 11:20:50 PM

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3/15/2015 8:03:34 AM
Start time 9:03am. Camera off an hour. 
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3/15/2015 8:21:50 AM
Starting up. Just 3200 feet to go. 
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3/15/2015 8:25:13 AM
 
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3/15/2015 8:25:40 AM
Friendly snake (not a rattler) 
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3/15/2015 8:34:41 AM
 
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3/15/2015 8:34:47 AM
 
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3/15/2015 8:59:18 AM
 
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3/15/2015 9:59:43 AM
Just ten more minutes to the top. Really! Ok, not really. 
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3/15/2015 10:42:01 AM
Looking down from Mount Lukens at Sunland / Tajunga 
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3/15/2015 10:42:04 AM
 
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3/15/2015 10:42:20 AM
Downtown Los Angeles 
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3/15/2015 10:44:47 AM
 
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3/15/2015 11:03:04 AM
Summit of Mount Lukens (Brandon's first HPS peak!) 
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3/15/2015 11:31:44 AM
 
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3/15/2015 11:43:20 AM
Heavy brush at the normal drop-in. We aborted and found another way. 
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3/15/2015 12:14:00 PM
Just past the dense brush guarding entry to the canyon 
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3/15/2015 12:50:26 PM
Lots of loose rocks 
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3/15/2015 1:08:46 PM
First rappel of the day 
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3/15/2015 1:08:48 PM
 
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3/15/2015 1:18:44 PM
Required blood-letting. Check. 
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3/15/2015 1:19:03 PM
All that dry/dead looking stuff is poison oak!!! And it wasn't all dead! At least Brandon had pants. I only had shorts. 
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3/15/2015 1:19:10 PM
Rappelling through poison oak 
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3/15/2015 2:22:50 PM
First rappel of moderate size 
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3/15/2015 2:39:51 PM
Small rappel 
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3/15/2015 3:01:10 PM
 
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3/15/2015 4:08:57 PM
Brandon at the top of the 115 ft rappel 
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3/15/2015 4:09:02 PM
 
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3/15/2015 4:39:07 PM
Brandon at the top of the 180 foot rappel 
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Half way down the 180 ft rappel 
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Brandon's biggest rappel so far 
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3/15/2015 5:09:40 PM
Exiting the canyon 
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3/15/2015 5:37:34 PM
3500 feet of total gain. Much bushwhacking. Fire debris. Plenty of poison oak. Swarms of small biting flies. Ticks. Bees. Hornets. Snakes. Possible mountain lion ... And still a smile. 
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3/15/2015 5:37:47 PM
9 hrs 34 mins roundtrip time no car shuttle. Lost 1/2 hour after re-routing from original drop-in due to heavy brush.