Route Climbed: Backbone, Ski hut, Blue Ridge Date Climbed: various
A beautiful hike from all sides. In September 2000 my son and I, with some friends, did a traverse beginning in Wrightwood and ending by descending the Bear Canyon trail. Very enjoyable hike. Yesterday we ascended via the Ski Hut trail, though we went up the bare icy slope rather than the switchbacks through the trees (just past the Ski Hut). We got a chance to try out the new crampons and ice axe. Very nice.
Route Climbed: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: 12/18/01
The weather was great today. I wore shorts, a t-shirt, and running shoes. I brought a light jacket, but only used it near the summit. I only saw one other person the whole time. Didn't need an ice-axe, crampons or snowshoes. The deepest snow I encountered was shin-deep and there were only a few small patches of that. I ran some of the trail. Round trip time -- 2:45 min
Route Climbed: Manker Flat to Baldy Notch Date Climbed: Summer 94
A good day hike, with fine views from the top. Afterwards, we treated ourselves to dinner & beers at the brewery in Upland! I would like to do this in the winter sometime & stay a night or two at the Sierra Club Hut.
Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone, Blue Ridge, Bear Cyn, Hut Route Date Climbed: Many times
I have no idea how many times I have hiked to the top of Mt. Baldy. Maybe 25 or 30 times using all four routes and in all seasons. My favorite time of year to climb Baldy is winter. Even though it's Southern California Baldy gets a good amount of snow and is a great day climb and a good chance to use winter equipment.