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10B

Old Mount Emma

5063'
(UTM 034152)

Location: Los Angeles County, about 8 miles south-southeast of Palmdale, 50 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Pacifico Mountain 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Mount Emma, Cole Point

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 1000'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 9.5 miles to Angeles Forest Highway. Turn left (north).
  • Go about 20 miles to the Mount Emma Road. Turn right (northeast).
  • Continue 3.5 miles to spade mileage marker 3.96. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4000'), hike back (southwest) on the highway about 50 yards to a dirt road leading into a wash on the southeast side of the road.
  • Follow the dirt road up the wash about 300 yards.
  • Then follow the 4WD tracks up a ridge on the left to the top of the Mount Emma main ridge.
  • Follow this ridge to the visible summit. Be sure to stay northeast of the ridge which separates the climbing route from a shooting area.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From Mount Emma
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1 3/4 miles one way on firebreak
Gain: 500'
Time: 1 1/2 hours one way
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Al Campbell, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the summit of Mount Emma, continue northeast along the ridge to the summit of Old Mount Emma. The ridge between the two Emmas has a down, then an up, then a down, then a final up. There is a spectacular view of the Antelope Valley and as far as Olancha Peak in the Sierras.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Early maps had the summit incorrectly labeled Mount Emma.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 26-December-2005
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