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  • Advisory--Hiking at High Elevations

    Hiking at high elevations (Mt Baldy, Icehouse Canyon, Mt Islip, etc.) in winter/spring requires experienced mountaineering skills and is not recommended for those unprepared for extreme conditions that can change very quickly.

    Consider both your safety and the safety of rescuers.

    The following is strongly recommended when accessing areas with extreme alpine conditions, e.g., Mt. Baldy & Icehouse Canyon areas, Mt. Islip, etc.

    --Do not travel alone

    --Bring extra food, clothing, and supplies

    --Be prepared for changing weather conditions

    --Be prepared in case you need to stay overnight

    --Winter mountaineering training

    --Maps and compass

    --Alpine boots


    --Ice axe

    --Crampons (10 or more points)

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