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13B

Mount Akawie

7283'+
(UTM 157014)

Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Azusa, 49 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Winston Peak, Winston Ridge

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1.2 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 400'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, March 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. Keep straight.
  • Continue about 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station. Keep straight.
  • Continue 19.6 miles to a point 1/4 mile east of the Mt. Waterman ski lift. Park at a gated dirt road on the north side of the highway.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area, hike northeast on a dirt road about 1/4 mile to where a ravine on the left goes up to a shallow saddle.
  • Hike north up to the saddle.
  • Turn right (east) and hike along the ridge to the summit.

It is also possible to stay on the road. It soon turns left and continues up to the same saddle mentioned above.


HISTORICAL NOTE

This peak was formerly known as Buckhorn Peak. This was apparently an area use name. In 1990 the HPS Management Committee voted to refer to it by its current name as a tribute to Dick Akawie. Dick was a popular HPS leader, a six time HPS list finisher, and Editor of the Angeles Chapter Schedule for 23 years.

History of Summit Signature

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 23-December-2005
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