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Re: permits

Postby simonov » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:17 pm

outdoorabstract wrote:No permits for Baldy, isn't a permit required for San G and others in that area?


San G requires a permit, but they are easy to get. Just download this form (for a day hike), then fax it in to the number on the form.

For the Cucamonga Wilderness, it's even easier. Just call the Mt Baldy Visitor's Center at 909-982-2829 the day before and they will have a permit waiting for you the next morning, pinned to the board out in front of the building.

Permits are free.
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Baldy for Dummies v1

Postby jspears0001 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:29 pm

Ok, sorry for the stupid question but I've hiked Baldy 3-4 times by either under the ski lift (up the fire road) or Bear Canyon. I've always wanted to go up via the Bowl but can't find the start of the trail.

Can someone please help me out and post a picture of the spot you bail off the road to start the trail to the ski hut? You can PM me as well.


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Postby graham » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:50 pm

Dougb wrote:……. However, compared to the feats being done today mine pale in comparison. …..
Doug, don’t sell yourself short, a 2:35 up Bear Flats trail is an excellent time. Plus those other hikes are nice and burly too. Congrats 8)

jspears0001 wrote: ….Can someone please help me out and post a picture of the spot you bail off the road to start the trail to the ski hut?
About a ¼ mile up the dirt road from the waterfall vista you should see this turn-off on the left side of the fire road.
This is the start of the trail to the Sierra Club cabin at the base of the Baldy Bowl. About 200' up this trail you should pass a trail register.
Currently, there may not be as much snow.
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Postby jspears0001 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks guys. Maybe one of these times I will actually find it! The photo is a big help.
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Postby alleyehave » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:17 am

Anyone have an update on conditions? We are heading up on Thursday, don't really wanna bother if it's all slosh by 9am...Thanks :D
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Conditions update

Postby harryquach » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:37 am

Here are current conditions as of last saturday. The snow is melting fast.

http://thehamm.net/2010/03/mt-baldy/
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Re: Conditions update

Postby alleyehave » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:54 am

harryquach wrote:Here are current conditions as of last saturday. The snow is melting fast.

http://thehamm.net/2010/03/mt-baldy/


Looks good, a ton of snow still compared to last year this time...
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Postby harryquach » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:36 am

Yeah there was still a ton above 8K it will be around for a little while still. By about 9 AM it was starting to get soft though so go early
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Postby fatdad » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:45 am

jspears0001 wrote:Thanks guys. Maybe one of these times I will actually find it! The photo is a big help.


To make it even easier, a tree fell across the road just past where the trail splits off. Pretty hard to miss now.
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Postby climberslacker » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:13 am

Did anyone go up this week? Im going up tomorrow, and am wondering what conditions will be like.

Thanks!

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Postby Sam Page » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:35 am

I climbed Baldy Bowl on Thursday. Here is my trip report.
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Postby alleyehave » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:44 am

I went up on Thursday too...I think we headed up around 7am...Conditions are still good if you start early enough, I wouldn't start any later than that...It was very warm most of the time, except for the summit which had some gnarly fun winds :)

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If you do happen to start later, I would avoid the center routes as they are more prone to rock fall from warming weather...
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Postby therockimage » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:09 pm

We went up Sunday 3/28, there is very little snow below the ski hut. Didn't need to put crampons on until the ski hut. It was warm so it did start to get slushy, but there was plenty of snow in the bowl and on the summit.
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