Manker Flats to Summit via Baldy Notch Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006
This was my first time up Baldy and it was great!! Because of the route up Devil's Backbone and the use of fire roads there are no switchbacks to make the climb any easier - straight up, straight down! However, the short rest stops required frequently on the way up allowed us to take in the absolutely gorgeous scenery and landscape of the ridge. The summit had a good number of people, but because of its size there was no crowding.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe