Areas west of Santa Fe Baldy have been closed following the Pacheco Fire in summer 2011. The closures shouldn't interfere with anyone's plans to hike Baldy, but might be helpful to know about if visiting the area. Closure map at http://www.summitpost.org/pacheco-fire-closure-2011/739071/c-151395.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe