outdoorabstract wrote:On Tuesday the 23rd, one day before Sara's experience, I caught a ride down to the Village with a guy who was a little wrecked. He had just had the same thing happen but the outcome was very different. After sliding the entire way down the Bowl when he lost his footing (using hiking poles, axe on his pack) he was lucky just to have a very sore hamstring from contact with one of the rocks. It makes me consider my winter outings in the area a bit more carefully after many years of travel on foot up, over, and around Baldy.
Sam Page wrote:Thanks for the kind words about my trip report.
I heard there was also a rescue in Baldy Bowl last Saturday.
Luciano136 wrote:It hasn't been very warm lately. I'd say the snow is more icy than usual, making it much harder to correct any mistakes.
ridgeline wrote:Several hikers have lost their lives on Baldy, two have never been found. But an excellent mountain to practice winter skills on after local storms. I remember combing just about every sq in of Baldy with a group looking for a young mans body in 2004, still missing.
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