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Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Azusa, 49 miles from Los Angeles
|Los Angeles and Vicinity
|Angeles National Forest
|Waterman Mountain 7½
|Official HPS Maps
|TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
|Viewable JPG file - Approximately 730K
|GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
|Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)
Nearby Peaks: Winston Peak, Winston Ridge
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be 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.
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.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.