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SkydiveKenDevils backbone w/ my son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


My son's first summit! All though he slept most of the way. He liked climbing on the wind breaks at the top and playing with a stick he found. summits Adam 1 Dad 7
Posted Jun 16, 2006 11:18 pm

dpsiebertdpsiebert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006


Beautiful day, light winds on summit
Posted Jun 15, 2006 7:07 am

hikineddBaldylocks & the Three Ts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


Our 3rd Annual. Baldy Village to the peak, down Devil's Backbone to the notch, then up over Thunder, Telegraph and Timber (The Three Ts) and down Icehouse Canyon. The payoff is standing on Telegraph and seeing practically the entire route you took up Baldy a few hours earlier.
Posted Jun 10, 2006 8:55 pm

itpimpsSki Hut Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


Conditions couldn't be better-wind wasn't bad, sun was out, clear day, etc. Very few patches of snow and none were on the trail itself. The day before was chilly, damp and foggy so I lucked out!
Posted May 30, 2006 5:40 pm

jazamooSki Hut trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2006


always seen from a distance
eighteen years of seeing!
and now
a feeling
roughened shoes
on worn and well-
loved rock
Posted May 29, 2006 5:24 am

lakenyonBear Canyon from Baldy Village  Sucess!


09/2001, while I was in Los Angeles for the summer
Posted May 14, 2006 10:05 pm

johnmRoute Climbed: Ski Hut Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006


Good hiking weather, clear with a slight cooling breeze. No snow to the Ski Hut and from there it was patchy and soft to the summit. Easy to traverse in low top boots. The views east and west from summit were spectacular. The desert was hazy and the marine layer was very thick today. Met a couple of good hiking buddies, David and Bob, who set a good pace. Back to the San Antonio Falls parking lot by 1:00.
Posted May 14, 2006 3:17 am

DeanGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


Devils Backbone route. Noted a fire to the east which was interesting and the clouds covering L.A. made a great sight.
Posted May 8, 2006 12:48 am

SkydiveKenSKI HUT AND UP THE BOWL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006


On the summit @ 9:15 in a cloud from 9000'. Easy to get turned arround on top use a compass, the wind will bury you tracks in seconds. summit # 6
Posted Apr 27, 2006 8:05 pm

QuadaxialClimbing the Bowl while sick is no fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006


My girlfriend and I spent nearly 5 hours post-holing our way to the summit through deep soft snow via the Bowl. I was also sick that day, but I wanted to get in the training for doing Whitney. It was pure hell all day, but it was rewarding to have done it.

We passed two guys on our way down who were heading up the Backbone. They were ill-equipped and it was very late in the day. They may have gotten themselves into trouble. We later learned that they rode the chair lifts up without paying and that the resort had called the police on them.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 6:42 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003  Sucess!

Augie Medina

I've done the Labor Day race known as "Baldy Run to the Top" several times. The last mile up the bald south face in particular will leave you whimpering.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 10:15 pm

jazamooRe: Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003


"will leave you wimpering" made me laugh :)

what and when is the "baldy run to the top"? sounds hardcore!

Posted May 29, 2006 5:25 am

Zhenya77Sierra Club Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006


It was a nice sunny weather that Sunday morning. The forecast for the High Sierra Mountains weather left much to be desired. We had to postpone our climb and as an alternative Mt.Baldy fell as an excellent mountain to test the gear and to get in shape most of the people in our party. The ski down was good with the exception of the numerous rocks that scratched my skies to a great extend. It a good mountain to get everything organized before the real climbing season begins.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 9:57 pm

EManBevHillsApril Fools  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006


A slow slog to the top -- but the skiing was superb 'cause we got an early start. Above 9400' the snow was delightful. Lower elevations slushed up considerably by the afternoon...


Posted Apr 3, 2006 10:56 pm

usarock69Winter time
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006


Left at 9am from Manker Flat. Ready for some snow action, I put on my Koflachs and took crampons and snowshoes with me. Until I reached the notch, I didn't need any of them. The trail was nice, with some patches of ice, but otherwise OK. I put on my snowshoes for the Devil's Backbone ridge, the snow was deep there. It was a great winter training worth every step.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 5:25 am

EManBevHillsGreat Ski Down 3 Pin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006


Was pleasantly surprised at how beauteous the snow was. It sure helped getting a 4 AM start!

Will Wyles Contemplates a Chute Descent
Posted Mar 29, 2006 4:46 am

Matt WorsterWhited out  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Call it experience-building. Went up the ski bowl and forgot to check the compass and descended 2000 feet down the wrong side. Nothing to do by ascend back into the storm and go down the right way. It's easy to get messed up sometimes.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 10:10 pm

Luciano136Ski-hut trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006


Went on what was supposed to be a beautiful day. Partly cloudy in the morning but a blizzard hit just as we reached the summit. See also my trip report:


I hike Baldy regularly as a training hike.
Posted Mar 24, 2006 4:53 pm

EleutherosDevils Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005


First hike in the San Gabriels. Worth every step.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 7:07 pm

ExploreABitMoreSki Hut  Sucess!


This was probably my second favorite mountain (next to Strawberry) when I lived in LA. Did the ski hut trail quite a few times - the bowl was always a nice snow climb.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 6:37 pm

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