Throop Peak

Sunday, June 2, 2019

7:30am - 1:00pm

Join us as we explore one of the highest altitude trails in the San Gabriel Mountains during the peak time of year for montane birds. We’ll hike at a leisurely pace to the summit of Throop Peak (elevation: about 9100 feet) as we search for Golden Eagle, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Townsend's Solitaire, Red Crossbill, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin and other montane species.

Meet at Dawson Saddle at mile 69.6 on the Angeles Crest Highway, about 45 miles from I-210 in La Canada. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant, sturdy shoes, a hat and coat. The hike is about four miles round-trip; a few sections are steep, and all of it is at altitudes in excess of 7900 feet. Please plan for about 90 minutes to drive up from Pasadena. If the Angeles Crest Highway isn’t open to Dawson Saddle, then we will post an update on the PAS listserve and will hike from Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy Spring instead.

Lance Benner