Ascent of San Gabriel Peak on 1997-09-07
|Date:||Sunday, September 7, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||San Gabriel Peak|
| Elevation:||6161 ft / 1877 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTo reach the starting point for the hike of San Gabriel Peak take the Angeles Crest Highway, route 2, north from La Canada/Flintridge. There is an exit for this highway on the Foothill Freeway, no. 210. Drive route 2 for 13.5 miles to Red Box Gap and Station and turn right toward Mt. Wilson. Follow this winding paved road for 2.3 miles to Eaton Saddle and a large parking area on both sides of the road. Park here and go east past the gate onto the Old Mt. Wilson Road. The road goes through Meuller Tunnel and on to a saddle with a concrete water tank on your right. From here take a trail on the right toward Mt. Disappointment. When you reach a trail junction on the NW side of San Gabriel Peak turn right and follow the good trail to the top. There is a benchmark and the remnants of a fire lookout tower built in 1928. The hike requires about 45 minutes. 9/97 RLC
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