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Brutal Beautiful Baldy

I have done Baldy a number of times.  Had not done Harwood before so we added it on.  Beautiful hike, heat was not bad and…

The Bad Baldy

Took the Ski Hut trail up and Devil’s Backbone trail down. Super chill pace. Nothing special to report.

Whew–That was a Challenge!

Conquered Baldy today.  My 7th peak and by far my hardest.  The steepness and the altitude made for a slow hike with lots of rest…

Devils backbone scramble

Gorgeous day, after attempting this hike 3 weeks ago it started to storm and we have to turn back. We went up clockwise instead counter…

2nd time a charm for Baldy

This was our 2nd attempt. The 1st attempt we went counter clockwise (and had thunderstorms) this time we went clockwise (and had perfect weather). Clockwise…

Mt. Baldy

Fun but tough hike! We got to the trailhead a little later than planned and got on the trail at 6:45 am – there were…

Beast of a mountain

This was a a beast of a mountain. My group started clockwise to the summit and then down the devils backbone. To spare our knees,…

Bivvy on Baldy

I decided to hike up Baldy in the late afternoon and bivvy on the summit.  Took the shorter but steeper Baldy Bowl trail past the…

Baldy on a Tuesday

Arrived about 6 on a Tuesday and not a lot of folks on the trail.  Up Devils Backbone and down the Bowl. Glad I had…

Mt Baldy, yay

Hot day.  Not too many people at the peak.  I was pretty ragged by the time I got up, a combination of heat exhaustion and…

Mount San Antonio aka Mt Baldy

2nd time around to Mt Baldy and the warmer weather made a huge difference from the last time in December 2020. We started at 5AM…

Mt Baldy

Got lucky with a lot of cloud cover. Started at 5am and went up the Ski Hit Trail, down Devil’s Slide. Are at the notch…

Mt. Baldy 7-5-21

Trails were in great shape.   we started at mt baldy trailhead and made our way to the notch  and up the devils backbone and then…

Baldy!

Went up Ski hut and down the backbone. Ski hut trail is steep! The restaurant was open (weekends and holidays) so we got to stop…

Baldy

This trail is still as hard as ever especially after you reach the hut. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and a hat. I…

Mt Baldy

The hike trail conditions were fantastic on our way up, pretty cool weather and wasn’t too crowded especially for a Holiday! The elevation gain wasn’t…

Mt. Baldy on Independence Day

Me and my daughter aged 13 decided to hike Mt. Baldy on July 4th as a training hike for our Mt. Whitney climb in mid…

Steller Day!

Started at Manker Flats at 5:30 am and went up ski hut to Mt Baldy, West Baldy, and then Mt Harwood via the Devil’s Backbone

My Baldy

Whooo! After not hiking for the last 2 1/2 months due to schedule this was quite a challenge. We started at Manker Flats and decided…

Hot day for an Altitude Climb

This 10 mile hike started with a 4 mile climb, and an elevation gain of about 3,900 feet. Starting from the parking lot at 6:20am,…

Mt. Baldy

The day was going to be very hot. We started early about 5:30 and the trail lot was already almost full. Mostly shaded up to…

HIKING IN THE DARK

Peak #4 Mount Baldy Let’s just say this was the first hike I had every done where I was scared. I had never felt scared…

Baldy

Great hike!

Crowded Mount Baldy

Too, too crowded now to hike!  Got to the parking lot a little after 0600 and it was about 1/2 way full already.  Over 100…

Baldy

Hiked with some of my favorite people ♥️

3 of 6 MT Baldy

 The day started off great. Fresh morning and parking spots to be filled. Started from san Antonio Falls trailhead. Took the road to the notch…

Mt. Baldy – Weekend Crowds

We arrived at the trailhead around 6:00 a.m. and the trailhead parking was 50-75% full. There were a lot of large groups hiking today… it…

#8-2021 Mount Baldy

I up to the peak through Davils Backbone Trail back through Baldybowl trail. AllTrails says 9.6miles but my Garmin recorded 11miles. Today’s temperatures was 72,…

Mt. Baldy

I am always proud of completing a Mt. Baldy hike.  Last year was my first time and I was very nervous about it, having read…

Baldy

Hiked up to ski hut and down devils slide which was the best for us.  Perfect weather. Hiked on a Monday and only a few…

Baldy

We started at 6am due to the heat. The heat was not bad. Nice breeze on the way up which turned into wind later.

Triple peak Friday

The only way to escape the heatwave is to start really early and go up high. So at the crack of dawn I made my…

Early morning oven at Baldy

Went up to baldy’s peak via ski hut. Lite amount of mosquitoes, not to bad only had to swat a few away. Started around 4:30…

Devil’s Backbone

Hot. Was nervous about the backbone but was surprised when it was not scary at all.  The way down was on a road so very…

Feeling Peaky | Mount Baldy

Picked the hottest day of the year to hike my first 10er but we made it! Wasn’t too bad starting early, just the last stretch…

Mount Baldy via Register Ridge

Mount Baldy via Register Ridge is a beautiful hike with great views. I already hiked Baldy several times for 2021, but this time my friend…

Unintentionally steep

Great first time hiking Baldy, unfortunately ended up accidentally coming down the wrong route but still had lots of fun.

Peak #7 out of 6

Departure: 7:05 am Weather: Sunny, High 50’s to Mid 60’s Total Distance: 10.6 Miles Time to Summit: 3 hours 03 minutes Time to Descend:  1…

Mt. Baldy

Great way to beat the heat

Mount Baldy

We started hiking around 6:30 am. The weather was beautiful, if a little warm. Pretty busy compared to the last time Mollie and I did…

Mt. Hardy

The most toughest hike I’ve ever encountered.. I wanted to quit so bad too but,  I didn’t and kept telling myself I can do this…

Incline only

6/12 – Mission Complete! Actually, Challenge Complete! The Six Pack of Peaks Challenge, that is! Great experience.. Great fun..Good times! Today, was the last of…

Baldy solo hike

Started at 5:15 and the parking lot was already half full! This was my first solo hike for a six-pack and it was thoroughly enjoyable! …

Mt Baldy

Trail conditions – Good Weather – Hot (Hiked from 7AM-4PM including breaks/lunch) Feeling – Difficult and challenging

Baldy Summit

Great hike 8.5 miles round trip. Last mile before the peak was the hardest. Other than that pretty easy.

Mt Baldy

Trail conditions – Good Weather – Hot (Hiked from 7AM-4PM including breaks/lunch) Feeling – Difficult and challenging

Mt. Baldy Bucket List

What an epic day! Went with a group of 6…a few years ago we were all beginner hikers and Mt. Baldy seemed like something we…

Mt Baldy

Trail conditions – Dry, clear, clean Weather – Hot (Hiked 7AM-4PM) Feelings – Tired, challenging, and fun

So Cal Baldy Summit

First time up baldy. ” Feel the Baldy Burn” Indeed! Hiked with a close friend and met alot of super cool fellow hikers heading up…

Mount Harwood (Baldy) by 10 AM

Woke up this morning and decided it was time to tackle the Mount Baldy area.  Left my car at 5:50 AM and left for Register…

Hot Day Up Baldy Trail

Hot day up Baldy Trail. Much harder but enjoyed the solitude compared to the backbone or Ski Hut from Manker.

The Baldy Burn

Challenging 11 mile round-trip hike that was heavily trafficked. We started at 6AM and it was already very crowded. The view was amazing at the…

YOLO Up Register Ridge

Riding off the success of my first “summit” hike from Cucamonga, I decided to try out the nearby Mt. Baldy. I had heard the part…

Mt. Baldy & Delivery of my Sign

Started at 7am, finished 7pm. Yes it took us ALL day but we took our time (obviously 😂). We stayed with our first time friend…

You can see forever

Mount San Antonio is my fourth peak in the 2021 #sixpackofpeaks Challenge. This is my fifth overall summit of Mount Baldy. I have hiked Mount…

Cool day on Baldy

Started at 5:45 and needed warm clothing. Took almost four hours to get to the peak. The view was awesome. Started getting warm on the…

Mount Baldy

Mi esposo y yo nos fuimos a ver el atardecer a Mount Baldy empezamos por sky Hut y a las 2:30 pm llegamos a las…

Baldy never disappoints

Mount Baldy 6/6/21 Got to Manker flats trailhead at 6am and the street was already filled with cars and plenty of hiking groups meeting up.…

Mt Baldy

beautiful hike we got to see the moon and saved the day when we made sure burning logs were off.

Mt. Baldy

Hiked Mt. Baldy then cooled off at San Antonio Falls.

#6

Beautiful view. Steep descent.

But Baldy First

Such a challenge on a hot day, with reapplication of sunblock but excited to know I completed the first peak on Baldy. it was nice…

Two Peaks in Two Weeks

Dramatic, unique landscape, unlike anywhere else. Beyond the tree line, sharp, bold, jutting rocks right out of Middle Earth or something. Did the climb clockwise,…

Baldy, easier the second time

Happy National Trails Day! We celebrated by hiking Baldy (Mt. San Antonio). Headed up Baldy Bowl, past Ski Hut, and gained about 4k in elevation…

Mt Baldy RTTT

Trail run. 1:38:52 up. 3:03:00 RT including a short break at the top. six pack trail run #1 complete.

Mt San Antonio (aka. Mt Baldy)

It was a nice hike. Recommend take the route of Devils backbone to summit (don’t cheat the hike by taking lifter, lol), less ascending than…

Mt. Baldy

Water flow from the stream nearby the Ski Hut was greatly diminished.  Some of the trail below the Ski Hut appears to have been impacted…

Bustin’ Baldy

Finished Baldy on Memorial Day to officially complete the Six Pack 2021 challenge! I’d still like to do some of the peaks on the list…

Mt. Baldy

It was windy but hot on the day we went so I felt pretty sick from the weird weather. Went up Baldy Bowl trail and…

Conquering Mt Baldi for the 2nd time

A tough but fulfilling hike. Personally, for me, the ascent was much easier than the descent, as the latter is much steeper (if you do…

Back to Mount Baldy

I decided to head back to Mount Baldy this time doing the loop clockwise through Baldy Bowl Trail.  It was a great decision going clockwise…

Mount Baldy with Natalie

A good, long day hike.  We started at Mankar and took the road up to the ski area, then Devil’s Backbone and the summit.  Natalie…

Up Baldy Like a Boss!

I hiked up the Baldy Bowl Trail past the Ski Hut and then went down the Devil’s Backbone.  The best part of this route is…

Baldy loop backward

I did the suggested loop backward. Well, not really backward, that would be hard! I did it the other way around from what is suggested…

Backbone to Baldy

Crowded day on the trail. Parked by the trailhead at 6:30am and there were tons of cars there (more cars were parked by Icehouse Canyon).…

Mt. Baldy

What a wonderful hike…the most difficult yet, but the most interesting!

Baldy

Started at Manker Flats, went up the Ski Hut and down Devils Backbone. Beautiful day, but crowded.

Mt. Baldy

We started at 7 am and parking was already completely packed. If coming down the Ski Hut route, I recommend having hiking poles. Those would…

Sunset & Sunrise at Mount Baldy

Pretty strenuous hike since it is my first time to hike carrying a 40lb backpack. Thought I was not going to make it but my…

Baldy

Quick friday hike, first Baldy summit of the summer and my first summit of the 2021 Socal Pack of Peaks. Made it to the summit…

Mount Baldy – the Pain Hurts so GOOD!!

Mount Baldy is so painfully good. The Ski Hut Trails was absolutely one of the most challenging hikes in Southern California I have ever experienced. …

Mount Baldantonio

Started early, reached the summit around 840am. Trail easy to follow, no wind at the summit. Which I’m told is rare, clear skies nice views.…

Mount Baldy

Tuesday 5/25/21 hike up to Mount Baldy via Mankers Flat. Perfect day, nice and clear. Hiked with Dan The Man, he took us up to…

Mount San Antonio (aka Mt Baldy)

Fantastic adventure hike to the summit of Mount Baldy. We started our hike at 5:40am up dirt road to bottom of the Baldy Bowl Trail.…

Bald but Bold

My favorite so far. Went on a loop counter clockwise through Devil’s backbone and down Ski Hut.

Dragging a friend up Mt Baldy

I went up Baldy Bowl and came down Devil’s Backbone and past the Notch (with a stop for lunch and a beer) then walked down…

Mt Cammi

Wow! Going clockwise was a steep climb, but better to be going down the Devil’s Backbone.  Cold and windy. Loved it!

The Road Less Traveled By

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail yesterday at 5AM. We parked at the end of Baldy Rd and made our way through the parking…

Mt. Baldy Summit

Trail was great when up baldy bowl to ski hut very steep ascend reached the summit in 4 hours. Then descended thru devils backbone. Beautiful…

Backbone

This was my second attempt at peaking baldy after failing due to snowy weather conditions near the top in March. I had a lovely successful…

Su majestad Mt. Baldy !!!

Hiked The majestic Mt. Baldy!! With the guidance of a experienced hiker and two strong  ladies. I was dying towards the end of the peak…

Baldy Baby!

So Glad I brought extra layers for this hike! It had rained the evening before and there was snow and it was quite chilly for…

Baldy

It snowed the night before and we were met with 28 degrees, snowy, windy, foggy, muddy, sunny conditions …the list goes on. The elements were…

Plan B to Baldy Summit

We had plans to hike Baden Powell today but the forest service told me it was “closed” with no other information. Rather than risk driving…

Mount Baldy

Hard!  Went up to the Ski Hut up to summit down devils backbone, to the notch, down the fire road.  Lots of loose gravel.  Poles a…

Baldy and Harwood

Not a cloud in the sky. Perfect day to go the steep way up. Baldy never disappoints.

Baldy Beast

Good old Baldy! I have a long and complicated history with this one. I successfully summited on my first trip there in 2016 from Manker,…

Mt. Baldy

We went up to Devil’s Backbone and down on Ski Hut for a total of 10.5 miles. The views throughout was gorgeous, above clouds the…

Baldy on a beautiful day in May

One of my favorites so far. I can’t wait to do it again!!! Devils backbone was great. Spectacular getting up there. Going up ski hut…

Big Bad Baldy

Interesting hike. Decided to go with my daughter and take a road less travelled via Register Ridge. The ascent was super steep but manageable. Beautiful…

My San Antonio (Mt Baldy)

Started about 6:30 am.  Weather was beautiful!  We went counterclockwise, ski lifts to Devils Backbone to the peak.  Then came down the ski hut trail.…

San Antonio – Mt. Baldy

Great hike today.  Such a nice view everywhere you looked and the people on the trail were so nice.  I’d definitely do this hike again. …

Empty Ski Lifts

I’m so used to hiking in the snow and colder conditions that I was surprised how warm it felt outside! It was a busy morning…

Baldy Via Ski Hut

Steep hike up Ski Hut/Baldy Bowl to Summit and down Devils Backbone.  It was so rewarding to take a day off work to conquer this…

Baldy summit

Another epic summit. Weather was perfect. A little warm with a cool breeze. Felt great going all the way. Of course, the last mile or…

Baldy

Epic hike, scenery and workout. Literally no one on the trail. So blessed to have these beautiful mountains and hikes right in our backyard!

Mt Baldy on Mother’s Day

Started at Falls Road Trailhead in the dark with headlamps, best time since not as many people and the temps were perfect.  No wind today. …

OG Trail to Mt. Baldy

OG trail to Mt. Baldy never disappoints!  I wore my 2020 six pack of peaks top for Luck.

Love hate relationship with Baldy

The last time we hiked Mt Baldy, we ascended up through Devil’s backbone trail and made our way down the Ski hut route. The Ski…

Windy Baldy with Bighorns

We started at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning and it was a struggle finding a parking spot at the Manker campground. We took the trail…

Bad A** Baldy!!

Went up Register Ridge. Went on Saturday. It was the most crowded I have ever seen. No one really masked up. Many BIG groups. I…

Baldy & Beer

This was my 3rd Summit and it still felt like my first time. Went up Ski Hut trail onto the Summit, down DBB onto the…

Big Bad Baldy!

We decided to hike up Register Ridge which was tough but fantastic and satisfying. I was amazed at just how crowded Mt Baldy was that…