This was the first hike I did out of the 6 peak challenge. I haven't hiked since October 2017 at this point, and was still recovering from the past weekend at Coachella. This was one steep hike! My partner and I accidentally missed the turn off to go up the Baldy Bowl Trail and hiked up the notch to devil's backbone instead. The return on Baldy Bowl was steep and brutal on my knees – but the steepness doesn't last that long! Overall, great first conditioning hike.