Get Lost In Nature but Don’t Lose Your Wallet

Peak Summited2019 Mount Baldy
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMount Baldy Ski Lift Parking Lot to Devils Backbone
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Well I decided to try and do two peaks this weekend and the first of the two was Mount Baldy.  The following day I went to do San Jacinto.

This was a bit of a late start at 10:53 am.  I did not want to catch the heat but did because I stopped for breakfast at the Baldy Village before.  I had an overall great hike and met a few people on this hike including my hiking friend Elisa.  I ended up making it up and down in about 4 hours and 8 minutes which is a little slower than my fastest time of about 3.5 hours.  Anyways, I was running down all the way from the peak and had my wallet in my back pocket.  I stopped at the Notch Restaurant to get a quick snack and drink and must of dropped my wallet there.  I did not realize it until I got to the car and started driving down that I no longer had my wallet.  My heart went into panic mode and I thought I have to go back and try and find it or see if someone reported it lost.  I got to the ski lifts and asked if they can check if anyone turned in a black wallet at the notch.  They confirmed it was mine as I had my Drivers License in there.  They sent it down in a chair lift and after about 15 minutes of waiting I had my wallet back and lesson learned.  I will either put my wallet in my pack in the future or leave it in my car.  It would've been so hard to get all the items replaced and call to report my credit cards and debit card lost.  Please don't lose your wallet on your adventures.


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