|Peak Summited||2019 Mount Baldy|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Joan and I left Manker Flats (6,020′) at about 6:50am enjoying clear blue skies and a cold snap in the air. San Antonio Falls was beautiful as was the trail all the way to the Lodge (7,595′). After a brief rest stop we proceeded up to the summit via the Devils Backbone Trail.
Light cool winds greeted us along the ridge line as we made our way past the Mt. Harwood/Register Trail turn-offs. We reached the summit at 11:40am, enjoyed a quick lunch, and proceeded back to Manker Flats via the Sierra Ski Hut trail. Plenty of cold water (bring your water filter or iodine tablets) at the ski hut.