Mount Hillyer


By: Harry Sutherland

Leaders: Harry Sutherland, Jack Goldberg

On a beautiful spring day, 35 Wednesday hikers, mostly retired seniors, left Three Points for the four mile hike to Mount Hillyer. Crossing through the Horse Flats area where the notorious bandido, Tiburcio Vasquez used to drive his stolen horses, we climbed among huge granite boulders amidst an oak and pine forest to the summit. There is some dispute as to the actual highest point on this mountain. The register is found on an outcropping just north of where the trail ends. Some of the less ambitious drove to the point where the Santa Clarita road hits the north ridge and hiked from there to meet the main group.

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