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  • Jeff

    Administrator
    January 11, 2018 at 8:25 am

    [quote quote=2745]Any trail is good for hiking the peaks so its ok if i start on the other side of Baldy then link up the Cucamunga summit as well?[/quote]Absolutely! That's a hella long day, but it can be done if you're prepared. And you can bag Mt Harwood, Timber, Thunder, and Telegraph peaks along the way. Six peaks in one trip!

  • Anush K.

    Member
    January 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    We took the trail via Devil’s Backbon – it’s a tough but stunning trail !!!

  • AlAnCap

    Member
    February 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    There is very little shade on 3 T's. If you go from Baldy to Cucamunga, I would recommend doing it on a cool or overcast day.

  • inspiralmom

    Member
    March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    There is very little shade on 3 T's. If you go from Baldy to Cucamunga, I would recommend doing it on a cool or overcast day.

    • Jeff

      Administrator
      March 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Sarah, right now, there is snow on Mount Baldy. @greg was up there on Sunday, and while it's not particularly deep, conditions can change. Unless you're experienced and equipped to handle winter mountaineering, I suggest waiting until later in the season.

      We are assembling a team for the annual Climb for Heroes up Mt Baldy on June 3rd. If you're interested, you can join our team here. It's a ton of fun!

  • Angeleshiker

    Member
    April 14, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Anyone know if there is snow on Baldy and/or Cucamonga right now? We are looking towards hiking the first week of May.

    • Melody Townsend

      Member
      April 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      [quote quote=7177]Anyone know if there is snow on Baldy and/or Cucamonga right now? We are looking towards hiking the first week of May.[/quote]

      I was on Baldy this morning and there was no snow on the trail. There were small patches scattered around the summit, but nothing on the trail itself. I went up Devil's Backbone and down Ski Hut.

    • Renata

      Member
      April 15, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Just got back from Baldy and the trail is clear and in good condition. Few patches of snow on the very top.

  • Angeleshiker

    Member
    April 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you @melobaby!

  • Debra G.

    Member
    April 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    If anyone hiked Baldy this weekend, please report back. Is all the ice melted? I want to hike Baldy next Saturday. My 14 year old daughter is doing the 6pop with me and I do not want to hike with any ice on the trail. I prefer hiking boots instead of crampons. Thank you!

    • Jeff

      Administrator
      April 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      [quote quote=7925]If anyone hiked Baldy this weekend, please report back. Is all the ice melted? I want to hike Baldy next Saturday. My 14 year old daughter is doing the 6pop with me and I do not want to hike with any ice on the trail. I prefer hiking boots instead of crampons. Thank you![/quote]Debra, be sure to check the hiking logs for Mount Baldy. There are already a couple of hike logs from this weekend (4/21 and 4/22). According to @mlandis, they took the Devil's Backbone route and the trail was clear of snow.