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Beating the snow – busy day on Baldy

The forecast was showing an approaching Bomb Cyclone so I wanted to get this in before the snow came.  Apparently many others had the same…

Baldy Bowl in the morning

Started my hike at 6:15am from Manker Flats in the dark but by the time I got halfway to the ski hut I was presented…

Mount Baldy (Devil’s Backbone)

I did Mount Baldy last year (Ski Hut out and back) and was excited to approach the peak through the well-known Devil’s Backbone. This also…

Race you to the top!

I ran to the top of Mt Baldy for the annual race. I freaking love this mountain! I felt awesome and I always love the…

Special day on Baldy

Had planned to save Baldy for last but had the chance to hike a peak today and decided to go for it, and I was…

Mt Baldy

18miles hike thru devils backbone which is less steep.  Hiking pole is a must, bring lots of water and light jacket, hot and windy at…

Baldy

It started as a beautiful morning. It was cold in the 40s, so I had several layers on. The layers went on & off throughout…

Baldy

3 hrs up, 2 down from the notch. Windy!!!

After the Storm

It had been too long since I was last out on the trail so I picked a familiar one. The day before a storm system…

Mt.Baldy

It’s my third time to try hike the Mt. Baldy. I finally got it! I had a mountain sickness so I took the Advil. I…

Don’t give up

The weather was so nice. It’s an incredible view. It’s a hard hike.

Mt. Baldy!! ✅

We hiked the Mt Baldy and San Antonio Falls via Falls Road, Register Ridge and Devil’s Backbone Trail to the summit. The weather was perfect…

Beautiful Day on Baldy

Great day to hike Mount Baldy. Arrived at the trailhead before sunrise and made the peak in about 3 hours. Last training hike before Mount…

First Time San Antonio/Baldy

We went up Baldy Bowl Trail and came down Devil’s Backbone. This was my first time doing Baldy and I struggled at the higher altitude…

Empty bowl

I started at 7:00,  weather was perfect. I was very slow, my tibia still broke. Im not supposed to hike. I just want to finish…

Breathtaking Baldy

Glorious hiking day with stunning views of the SoCal giants (Gorgonio and San Jacinto) towering above a blanket of clouds. It took us just under…

San o.m.G!!!!!!!!!

I would consider myself a fairly intermediate hiker (half dome, Baldy x4, Cucamonga, Etc.). By farrrrrrrrrrr, San G was the most challenging for me. The…

Mount Baldy

Because of my age a abilities, we took the ski lift and hiked to the summit through Devils Backbone and back. Almost missed the ski…

Baldy left me breathless!

We started the trail around 6:30, heading counter-clockwise on the loop up towards the Baldy notch. We were able to see the sunrise come up…

Baldy

This was my final peak for the challenge and it was a great one to end with.  The weather was beautiful, the trail was tough,…

Baldy wit Pops

My 3rd peak. Beautiful day, great weather, and not too strenuous. Just making sure the ol man doesn’t hurt himself!!!

Baldy Loop

Took the clockwise route which saved us a very steep downhill. It’s cold at the top so good to bring layers. The area just re…

Baldy Did again!!

Loved the famous Baldy Hike, first 3-4 miles can be boring but after that the fun begins, as you approach devil’s backbone.

Mt. Baldy 40 year hike

Peak #4. Beautiful day, great weather. (As opposed to the reports from the day before when thunderstorms threatened the area.) Another great day hiking with…

Baldy

Good day for a hike.

Mt. Baldy!

Beautiful day up the Notch and the treacherous Devil’s Backbone, then down the relentlessly steep Baldy Bowl Trail. Took us awhile (we like breaks!), but such…

Baldy brutally epic

Maybe because of lack of sleep night before this was brutal started at 0630 finished around 1845.  This is number 5 of my personal 6…

The Infamous Baldy

Man, people have been telling me about this hike since I started hiking over a year ago and I finally did it! It was overall…

Mt. Baldy

Weather was great but trail was a little crowded

Another 6-pack Bagged!

Missed Baldy last year.  So happy to get back.  This hike has the best views of them all. And nothing like those ridgeline hikes where…

Back to Baldy!

I wasn’t able to do this one last year due to injury, so today’s hike was especially sweet!

Mt Baldy

Perfect cool weather! Bring layers and lots of water. There were a bunch of wasps at the peak and would not leave me alone. Bring…

Mt. Baldy Hike

My hike to Moutain Baldy was great. It was easy at first, but at the very end is where I struggled. The end was very…

Hike at Mt. Baldy

By far the most difficult hike. I arrived very early at the start of the trail when it was still dark and cold. As we…

Baldy

Absolutely amazing views the whole way up

As close as a perfect hike

There was something about the San Antonio hike that was so beautiful yet challenging. The last 300 feet was my most challenging as I looked…

Mt. Baldy

Clear skies, warm weather, windy and a little chilly at the top. Went counter clockwise via Devil’s Backbone.

Mt. Baldy August 7th 2021

Fun hike up Baldy! Packed about 15 lbs for training and hiked straight up to the peak and back. Trail was pretty packed.

Baldy Bowl to San Antonio Peak

Really beautiful trip up the Baldy Bowl “Ski Hut”  to the summit. Enjoyed the company of a new friend on the way down Devil’s Backbone.…

Baldy in summer

Loved this hike, started really early at 5am in the moonlight, without headlamp. Went up devil’s backbone and down ski hut so counter-clockwise! There is…

Slow Slow Slow – Mt. Baldy

I really took my time with this one, oof.  Started at 5:30am and the temp was perfect. Lots of friendly (and equally tired) folks on…

Mt Baldy

Highest altitude and tons of people esp going down. Like an avalanche of people left the summit when we did and were sliding down the…

Mt Baldy

Late July weather was terrific. Patchy clouds blocked off the sun and made the temperature very pleasant. Light breeze on the summit. Even got to…

Mt Baldy

Fun, challenging, very crowded hike

Mount Baldy

Weather was great. Trail was awesome and difficult.

Mount Baldy

Great hike. Challenging with rewarding views throughout.

Burning Up Baldy

On a hot Saturday in July the only sensible thing to do is wake up at 4 am and go summit a mountain. Only 4am…

BLdy

Cool hike

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…

Father Son Summit to Mt. Baldy

Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 6am my son and I started hiking Mt. Baldy. We were able to get great parking right by the beginning…

Baldy

Great hike. Hard but worth it.

Mt Baldy from the village

This is a very difficult hike. Very steep and very hot on the way back. Water is almost not present except at the very end…

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…

Baldy Via Ski Hut – 7/17

Really early start.  Only saw two other people on my way up.  Submitted about an hour after sunrise.

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,…

Mount Baldy

It was beautiful! Weather was great and cool until our descent down Devils Backbone.

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

It was hot, but awesome!

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…

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…

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

Hot in the summer. Hiked ski hut to baldy bowl, very tough!! Went down the devils backbone. Absolutely amazing.

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 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…

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…

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…

Baldy

Up baldy bowl and down devil’s backbone. The restaurant at the top was open!

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

Windy on Baldy

My friend Bob Gagle joined me on this hike.  We were training for Mt Whitney, so we decided to make a double header out of…

Lost in Baldy!

It was my first peak after one month into hiking.  Went alone and got lost a mile before the summit.  Met two elderly couple who…

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…

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,…

06/27/21

Hiked with my brother-in-law from the Notch. Short but not so sweet! Very steep at the start and finish. A fun day on the mountain!

Baldy

Busy but satisfying.  Took clockwise direction.  Ski hut to peak to chairlift down.  Next time I’ll get lunch and beverage before heading down.

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…

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!

#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…

Path to Kilimanjaro #2

This was our second big hike on our training for Kilimanjaro. The first part up to the ski lodge is nice with shade. It’s great…

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.

Mt Baldy

My first training hike for Mt. Whitney. My group of 4 hiked it as a loop traveling clockwise starting from Manker Flats Trailhead, up the…

Mt. Baldy

My first training hike for Mt. Whitney. My group of 4 hiked it as a loop traveling clockwise starting from Manker Flats Trailhead, up the…

Mt Baldy

This was the first hike of the 6 pack of peaks. Started the hike from Manker Flats at 5:45am and made it to the top…

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…

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…

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…

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…