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Thunder Mountain Northwest Slopes 

The Three T's 


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Elevation: 8,985'
Location: 34.2614, -117.5981 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 10, 2012
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Description 

The Three T's are a prominent ridge immediately southeast of Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains. The namesake peaks, from north to south, are Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak (8,985 ft) and Timber Mountain (8,303 ft).

Most of their area is in the Cucamonga Wilderness Area, making them a popular escape from the city for nearby Angelenos. Only Thunder Mountain on the north is developed, with a ski lift serving it on snow years.


Getting There 

From the 210 freeway in the Upland/Claremont area, drive north to the top of Mount Baldy Road. Most of these areas are reached by parking at Manker Flats (6,000 ft) or the ski lift (6,400'). Timber, and sometimes Telegraph, can be accessed from the south at the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead (5,000 ft). All of these parking areas require a permit to park; activities in the Cucamonga Wilderness may also require a wilderness permit. Visit the ranger station in Mt. Baldy Village on the way up for current information, passes, and wilderness permits.


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The bend north from Big Butch Wash to the bottom of Thunder Mountain's northwest  slopes.

Thunder Mountain Northwest Slopes Mod. Snow  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Three T's
This is a nice local spot for Los Angeles area residents to practice their winter mountaineering fundamentals. Some winters there won't be enough snow to bother with this. Follow the local weather and trip reports and you'll find the sweet days.From the road, follow Big Butch Wash east/northeast up a moderate snow slopes. Watch out for occasional descending hazards: boulders from the steeper couloirs above, or off-piste snowboarders and skiers shredding down the wash from Thunder Mountain.A crux...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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