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gruntDevil's Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

grunt

Great weather, but the view was increasingly obscured by smoke from the Esperanza fire. Lots of people out on the trail and summit. Couldn't find a summit register, but enjoyed a nice long rest reclining in one of the many windbreaks. My first SoCal highpoint.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 1:28 am

skottyDevil's Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

skotty

Devil's Backbone is the only way to go. Great ridgline and views most the way. From Manker Flats, taking out time, took 2 hours 47 minutes up, and 2 hour 7 minutes down.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 1:21 pm

mlarkin2002Various - 3X  Sucess!
Various dayhikes, all from Baldy notch. One in 1993, one in 2001, one in 2005.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 10:49 pm

whaynalDevil's Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

whaynal

Great trail. Great weather. First time above 10k feet.
Posted Oct 4, 2006 1:56 am

surgentLived in its shadow for 21 years  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2000

surgent

Finally got around to hiking it 8 years after I moved out of the LA area. Fun hike, but very hot and exposed to the sun. Heatwave in SoCal at that time. Ran low on water, stumbled out to my truck ... thank heavens there was a small pub just down the road!
Posted Sep 18, 2006 7:29 pm

rhyangDevil's Backbone (ascent), Ski Hut (descent)  Sucess!

rhyang

Day-hiked in September 2003. Lots of haze over the LA basin.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 1:55 pm

MakeItHappenCheck it oooout
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

MakeItHappen

See my Ski Hut Trail Route log post. Good conditioning hike.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 9:14 pm

Smith938000 Meter Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

Smith93

The 8000 Meter Challenge is a competition sponsored by JanSport between all outdoor retail companies; for example REI, SportChalet and Adventure 16. You have to summit Mt. Baldy, San Gorgonio Mountain and San Jacinto Peak in 24 hours. This was the first of the three peaks. We all began hiking at 4:50am, I summited at 6:57am and arrived back at the cars at 8:20. Total hiking time was 3 hours and 30 minuets. It was a very beautiful day and temperatures were nice throughout the hike.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 12:39 am

Travis_Baldy and 3 T's + Harwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

Travis_

Did all 5 peaks in the heat! Crazy but fun.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 3:32 am

MelbaToastBear Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

MelbaToast

Still training for Whitney on Sept. 9. Hot day but nice route.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 2:02 am

mdostbyAnother nice day on Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

mdostby

Nice casual hike up the ski hut trail and down the backbone. Very warm day. Hiked with long time friend John.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 2:31 am

MelbaToastUnder the Lift  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

MelbaToast

Went with my friend Bill who wanted to hike up under the ski lift and do the Backbone Trail. Kinda crazy but we did it. Gorgeous day with a nice cool breeze. That first part was steep, 1300' in a mile. We're training for Whitney in a couple of weeks. Nice day.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 4:23 am

derbillySoCal HP Extravaganza  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2005

derbilly

2nd SoCal highpoint. We took the lift to Devils Backbone. Pretty nice day. We could see the other 3 highpoints from the summit.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 4:05 pm

kngalaricMany a good time  Sucess!

kngalaric

I've hiked up Baldy so many times, I can't even count them all. My favorite time was when clouds covered the earth at 6000' feet. All the peaks around SoCal were identifiable, but the smog and garbage was not!

Magnificent when the views are clear, pretty good even when they aren't.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 11:13 pm

sdhagerRoute Climbed:Devil's Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

sdhager

1st California Climb. Awesome view of ascent route from summit. Great desert views.
Posted Aug 5, 2006 9:32 pm

blmcclainSki hut trail/ Devils Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

blmcclain

Got on the trail at 8:15 and was on the summit by 11:30 after a nice stop at the Ski Hut. Broke in my new climbing partner Elliot with his first 10k peak. Loved the bowl on the way up and had a good time on the backbone on the way down. Had a nice little jaunt over to the west peak.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 5:56 am

Smith93Ski hut trail/ Devils Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

Smith93

Training hike for my upcoming Mt. Whitney trek and for the 8000 meter challenge in September. Ran into 6 REI employees from the Rancho Cucamonga store on the way up and then on the way out I met another two employees from the San Diego store. Plus me that made 9 REI employees climbing Mt. Baldy that day and they were the only people I met up there. Weird...
Posted Jul 6, 2006 4:43 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: San Antonio Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1991

sierramtngoat

This was my first dayhike with Sarah back in 1991. I remember that the trail was loose and that I didn't feel all that well on the summit, not having done any hiking in four years. Cucamonga Peak would be my next hike the following weekend.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 9:05 pm

Brian JenkinsSki Hut Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Brian Jenkins

While visitng my brother in LA, Anette and I hiked up this one. Started out at the TH at 9:30 am, hiked up to the hut pretty slowly and rested there a while chatting with the hutkeeper. Then went across the traverse to the ridge and slowly worked our way up. Better scenery than I expected. San Antonio Falls is nice (and popular) and the manzanita patches were great. Huge pinecones everywhere. At about 9200 feet on the last bit before the summit, Annie started to experience an altitude headache so we did not linger long at the summit.

Made our way back down a lot quicker and at one point, I was looking at a lizard on the side of the trail and I misstepped. Did a nice faceplant on the trail. Sweet bruise on my arm to show for it. Always impressive! ;- ) All in all, it was a much nicer hike than I expected. Such a great place right next to 15 million people. Hope to get back down there sometime to get up Gorgonio and Jacinto.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 7:13 pm

ridgelineSki Hut Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

ridgeline

Nice and direct, up and down in a flash, great weather.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 12:22 am

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