A couple days ago I had some business up on Alamo Mountain and once I'd wrapped that up I decided to relocate to the near by McDonald Peak. Not much of a peak, this one. The most challenging part of this half mile, 400 foot climb is locating the trailhead. I think I had a pleasant 20 minute charge up the thing, barely got all the kinks from all that driving worked out by the time I summited. Didn't really matter, I only dropped by for the view.
For some reason this summit is on the Angeles Sierra Club 100 Peaks List (follow the link for directions). Most of the summits named on that list have been there since the 1950's or earlier. Aside from the views south of Sulfer Peak and Topatopa Mtn, or the right-next-door views of the massive Cobblestone, I can't really think of a reason for putting this nob on a must-do list. That being said, I very much enjoyed getting a good side-on view of Cobblestone. Ahh, memories of yucca, heat, and steep stuff. Cobblestone, surely one of the best peaks in our forest. And a lot of history in that summit box too. Nico would probably agree.
|White Mountain Ridge and Cobblestone Peak|
|A view due south from the summit. Sulfer Peak and Topatopa Mountain are the foreground summits.|