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Rainier GuyRoute Climbed: San Antonio Ski Hut Route Date Climbed: September 3, 2001  Sucess!
Hike this while not in shape, like I did, and pain will become your friend. We made it on our first hike together. Now we hike Mt. Rainier National Park on a weekly basis.
Posted Jul 1, 2003 8:32 pm

tyler_durdenRoute Climbed: Mt Baldy Ski Lifts/Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: May 26, 2003  Sucess!
Made it fine and back...unfortunately paid the price with a throbbing headache...
Posted May 27, 2003 10:34 pm

pilz8Route Climbed: ski hut/devils backbone Date Climbed: may 17 2003  Sucess!

pilz8

A very nice hike! still some snow on the peak and on the north facing slopes.
Posted May 18, 2003 7:33 am

medicpennRoute Climbed: Ski hut trail, Devils backbone Date Climbed: April 8-9, 2003  Sucess!

medicpenn

Started late afternoon on Tuesday and reached the top an hour before sunset, which was a great sight, and started down late the next morning. On the way down, I almost walked into a pair of mountain goats.
Posted Apr 11, 2003 11:42 am

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Manker Flat up the ski hut trail Date Climbed: March 30, 2003  Sucess!

notinkansas

On the mountain again this weekend. The snow is melting out fast. Took the Backbone trail down this time, then down the fire road back to Manker Flats.
Posted Mar 31, 2003 8:45 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Ski Hut Trail Date Climbed: March 23 2003  Sucess!

notinkansas

Beautiful day on the mountain. Great snow conditions above 8500 ft. Incoming clouds in the afternoon created the most awesome scenery.
Posted Mar 24, 2003 10:26 pm

JoeyrooRoute Climbed: Up the Bowl catching part of the Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: March 16, 2003  Sucess!

Joeyroo

Attempted to summit the day before, but had to turn around because the sky was flashing constantly as the lightning bolts were closing upon us fast. Ended up waiting out the storm overnight which left lots of fresh powder. Made going up the Bowl primary route of choice. Second attempt was a charm. Sprinkling snow and fast rolling fog throughout the ascent and descent.
Posted Mar 16, 2003 8:24 pm

cuprinaRoute Climbed: Blue Ridge Trail Date Climbed: June 23rd, 2002  Sucess!
Had a great day at the mountain. While away hikining, somebody broke in my car parked at Guffy Campground and stole all cloths and a sleeping bag. At least the car was a rental...
Posted Mar 13, 2003 4:06 pm

RickFRoute Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: April 20, 2002  Sucess!

RickF

Having bagged several of the major peaks in Southern California, Mt. Baldy offers the most spectacular views. On our first visit to the summit the previous year, my brother and I could see not only Catalina Island but San Clemente Island as well. We could also see Gorgonio, Jacinto, Palomar, Santiago, Baden-Powell, Wilson, the Tehachapis, the entire high desert, the Antelope Valley and much more.
Posted Mar 12, 2003 8:35 am

TooBigToClimbRoute Climbed: Ski Hut Trail to Backbone to Lifts Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2003  Sucess!
Great day with nice weather. Very little snow. Encountered a little snow and ice coming out of the bowl, but other than that just small patches here and there. No need for crampons or ice axe at this time. Windy and cold at the top and down the backbone.
Posted Feb 10, 2003 8:40 am

phomchickRoute Climbed: San Antonio Ski Hut Trail Date Climbed: February 1, 2003  Sucess!

phomchick

A beautiful day on the mountain with some strong and cold winds at the top, but things couldn't have been too bad, as I met a climber on the summit nattily attired in hiking shorts. Also met about thirty other folks and seven or so dogs. There is very little snow on Baldy this year – only some big patches on the slopes climbing out of Baldy Bowl. The big storms of late December 2002, blew over and destroyed the outhouse at the Sierra Club Ski Hut. I suspect there will be a project to rebuild it this spring. (I heard about the Columbia tragedy from another hiker near the top, we hadn't listened to the radio during the drive to the mountain and were oblivious to the days sad events).
Posted Feb 2, 2003 2:31 pm

43moonRoute Climbed: Manker Flats to Baldy Summit Date Climbed: January 25, 2003  Sucess!

43moon

It was an amazing day today. It was difficult to believe that it was January. We didn't encounter any snow until crossing the bowl. The snow wasn't too bad going up (I didn't bring my snowshoes). We summited at about 3pm. The temperature on the summit was about 40 degrees. The winds were very strong. The temperature was dropping on our way down. As a result, the snow was turning to ice. It made it difficult to walk on the trail. We had to go off-trail to avoid slipping. Crampons would not have hurt.



We encountered a few adventurous people that were going to spend the night.
Posted Jan 25, 2003 9:33 pm

medicpennDate Climbed: spring 02  Sucess!

medicpenn

it was windy and cold!
Posted Jan 8, 2003 3:07 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: Ski Hut Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!
Posted Jan 3, 2003 3:09 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: The central Bowl Date Climbed: December 30, 2002  Sucess!
Posted Jan 3, 2003 3:08 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: The central Bowl Date Climbed: December 24th 2002  Sucess!

asmrz

On the Christmas Eve day of 2002, Michael Gordon, Joe LeMay, Babu Sherpa Long Chen and I, all of us from SCMA, hiked up the central bowl from San Antonio hut. We found some soft snow, breakable crust, frozen snow, touches of hard ice and steep terrain up the gully. Beautiful, cloudy day in Southern California and nobody else on the mountain. Had very "interesting" descent down the bowl without ice axes and crampons. A bit sporting, even for very experienced group of alpinists. My 131st time on the top.
Posted Dec 31, 2002 4:21 pm

stephenzRoute Climbed: Baldy Bowl from Manker flat Date Climbed: 17 NOV 2002  Sucess!

stephenz

Attempted baldy a month ago via the blue ridge trail and failed to make it. last time stoped at pine mountain and turned around. this time i decided to take a more direct route. The baldy bowl trail was steeper than i had expected and my wife didn't let me forget about that. sure is a nice feeling to get to the top. Beutiful day, lovely skies and views for miles.

Posted Nov 21, 2002 8:01 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Between 1973 and 2002  Sucess!

asmrz

My home Summit Logs indicate, that I climbed Mt.Baldy some 127 times between 1973 and 2002.



Some trips I remember, in 1983, Miguel Carmona and I climbed the South Ridge to the summit, slept there, then did the traverse of the 3 "T" peaks to Ice House Canyon and from there climbed Ontario Peak and back to car. This was overnight trip with snow on the ground in late December. It was some 10,000 feet of elevation gain and 27 miles of snow hiking.



In December of 1999, in incredible wind and snow storm (60mph?), Miguel and I crawled on all four to the summit, only to see two other guys do the same. Michael Gordon (see the Baldy Main Page photo) and Johny (Downtown) Brown were the other insane people on the summit that day.



We climbed the mountain in just over two hours via San Antonio Hut in 1994, with 50 lbs packs, preparing for Himalayan Expedition.



That hill is an incredible training ground for all of us in Southern California. Love it!
Posted Nov 14, 2002 2:35 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Bear Canyon route, Ski hut route, Baldy Notch route. Date Climbed: 3 times 2000, 2001, 2002  Sucess!

notinkansas

The Bear Canyon route is the most strenuous and arguably the most rewarding. An excellent route to measure your personal ascent capabilities in terms of elevation gain per hour.
Posted Nov 1, 2002 9:44 pm

pilz8Route Climbed: San Antonio ski hut trail Date Climbed: 9-14-02  Sucess!

pilz8

A nice hike! We saw a nice healthy big horn ram on the way up. The views were good.
Posted Sep 14, 2002 4:58 pm

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