|18:52||N6PUD||144MHz||FM||59 from Lake Elsinore|
I made two changes to the standard up-and-back hike. First, I went down the back side of Throop Peak “Just Because”. I then made a side trip up the Pacific Crest Trail towards Mount Burnham, as preparation for a later hike to Mount Baden Powell along this route. If you just do the straight up-and-back for Throop Peak, your time and mileage will be proportionally reduced.
The trailhead is right off Angeles Crest Highway, with an unmistakable facility across the street
Turn left after 0.3 miles. Turn left again after 1.9 miles, right by this sign:
After a short hike up a manzanita covered hill, you will be at the top: