USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Kern County, about 14 miles east of Lake Isabella City, 180 miles from Los Angeles
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 2300'
- Time: 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Al Campbell, November 1972
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- From Los Angeles take SR 14 through Mojave to the Walker Pass Road
(SR 178). Turn left (west).
- Go about 29 miles to the Kelso Creek Road on the left. Turn left.
- Go 2.8 miles to the Short Canyon Road (unsigned) on the left which is
just before a white fence on the left. Turn left.
- Go 1/4 mile to a cattle guard barred by a locked cable, with a BLM
sign "Short Canyon Road". Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (2930'), pass the gate and go up the road toward
the stone water tank.
- From here head due north up either
an obvious gully or the wide ridge just to its right to a
shallow saddle at the top of the ridge at about 4800'.
- Turn right and follow the ridge northeast to the ridge split at 5160'.
- Then go left (north) about 200 yards to
the main summit, going around to the right, then up, following
a route that is probably ducked.