Came up from the West Baldy trail. Gorgeous green trail with tons of flowers. A note to those thinking of taking the East Baldy trail from Mission Creek: DON'T!!! I wasted a day trying to make up way from there. Spent 2.5 hours trying to find the trailhead, then the trail itself had been landslided away in one spot, hadn't been cleared of trees in possibly a decade, and is completely overgrown with serviceberry, so overgrown that my legs are now shredded and all forward progress was impossible. I conceded after 1.5 miles. But the West Baldy trail is nice. Do that one.
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