Hike Stats:

Length: 7.38 mi
Elevation gain: 1,683 ft
Moving time: 3:44:23
Time at peak: 12:35 PM PDT
Barometric pressure at peak: 757 mb

SOTA Contacts:

Time Callsign Band Mode Notes
19:41 NT6E 144MHz FM 59
19:41 WA6WV 144MHz FM  
19:44 KI6SLA 144MHz FM  
19:44 KM6CEM 144MHz FM 55
19:46 KJ6RCK 144MHz FM Tehachapi

Hike Notes:

Park at the Islip Saddle day use area.  Make sure you have a National Forest Adventure Pass or some other parking permit.

The trail head is across the street, at the Pacific Crest Trail marker:

The initial part of the trail has some serious switchbacks.  I noticed what looks like Poodle Dog Bush (Eriodictyon parryi). Avoid this plant or you will regret it:

The trail crosses Little Jimmy Campground.  It is hard to follow, and there are similar looking trails that will take you in the wrong direction.  Be careful – follow your GPS or compass..


At the top are the ruins of a stone hut residence used by fire lookouts:

Hut as it was originally used, from https://angelesadventures.com/mtisliplookout/

The peak”