|Peak Summited||2021 Mount Baldy|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Manker Flats/ Baldy Bowl trailhead|
|Encountered||Wildflowers blooming, Ripe berries|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
This was my first winter hike up to Mt. Baldy. I had a good weather window in this summit. I started around 7 a.m. and made my way up to the green Ski hut. I had a long rest here. I was so exhausted due to dispersed snow and ice on the trails. I was very meticulously on my steps. After that I made my way to the Baldy Bowl. There were alot if snow and ice there. I think it's much easier to hike Mt. Baldy in snow and ice. I got good traction on those covered steep trails.
I finally made it up to Mt. Baldy at a snail pace. I got a beautiful view of all the neighboring peaks at Mt. Baldy. It was so windy up there that I descent in a hurry. After I passed the saddle, the switchbacks were all covered in snow. But I was very fortunate that hikers before me left tracks. I finally made my way back to the green Ski hut and back to my car.
Woohoo! Another peak bagged.