Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Ladyface Via the Phantom Trail and Heartbreak Ridge
Dawn view of Saddle Peak from the Phantom Trail.
Reagan Ranch and Sugarloaf at dawn.
Working up the Phantom Trail before sunrise.
First view of Ladyface from the Phantom Trail.
Early morning sun on Ladyface.
Ladyface from Heartbreak Ridge.
Google Earth image of Ladyface showing my GPS track up the East/Northeast Ridge and down the East/Southeast Ridge. The location of the GPS track is approximate.
The steep path that accesses the East/Northeast Ridge is to the right. The summit of Ladyface is on the left.
Low on the East/Northeast Ridge of Ladyface.
Looking down the East/Northeast Ridge of Ladyface. The north end of Heartbreak Ridge is across Kanan Road.
Looking up the East/Northeast Ridge at 'Little Rock' and the summit of Ladyface.
'Little Rock' on the East/Northeast Ridge of Ladyface. A short Class III route ascends the area in shadow.
North Ranch Open Space, with Hines Peak in the distance.
Little Rock and the East/Northeast Ridge from above.
Still recovering from the 2018 Woolsey Fire, bush poppy covers the top of a hill on the East/Northeast Ridge of Ladyface. January 16, 2022.
Early blooms of bush poppy on Ladyface. January 16, 2022.
Knobby volcanic rock found on the north side , and other areas, of Ladyface.
The East/Northeast Ridge route turns onto the north face of Ladyface and tops out just west of the summit of Ladyface.
View west from the summit of Ladyface to Boney Mountain.
Afternoon view east from the summit of Ladyface, taken on a previous ascent. The San Gabriel Mountains are on the left and Saddleback Peak on the right. Heartbreak Ridge and most of the route from the Phantom Trailhead extend across the photo.
The first blooms of prickly phlox along the East/Southeast Ridge of Ladyface. January 16, 2022.
Looking back up the East/Southeast Ridge of Ladyface to 'Big Rock," a subsidary summit of Ladyface.
A steep section of the route on East/Southeast Ridge descends to the trail below. This section requires the use of the hands and being comfortable with climbing up/down steeper rock.
Looking back up at the steepest section of the East/Southeast Ridge, This section requires using the hands.
Hikers descending the same section. (Photo taken prior to the Woolsey Fire.)
Working back up the initial part of Heartbreak Ridge, after doing the loop on Ladyface.
Looking back at Ladyface from the trail on Heartbreak Ridge, on the return to the Phantom Trail.
The first blooms of paintbrush along the Phantom Trail. January 16, 2022.
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