On Saturday, I got up about 5 am, and drove to Manker Flate above Glendora,CA. That is where the trail head started. Then, I walked up to the fire road leading toward San Antonio Fall which still have some water fall. After passing the fall for a short distance, then I followed the skit hut trail leading toward the Skit Hut which is operated by Sierra Club. The trail is very steep. I did it long time ago with my son, but this time feel more tire; may be because I carry too many things in the backpack. After passing the skit hut, the trail is still very steep. I walked very low. Many hiker passed me. But I managed to hike to the top at about 10:30 am. There were about 5 or 6 hikers on the peak already. June 26 is the Amateur Radio Field Day ( the most important day in Ham Radio). Therefore, I brought all my radios, antennna to the top of Mt. Baldy to play with radios. The air quality was not that good in LA Basin. There was thick layer of smog belove the peak. That is why there are so many people hike up to the mountain to breath some fresh air. I ate my lunch, contacted somebody in ham radio, and breath some fresh air. I hike down through Devils Backbone Trail. By the time I got down to Mt. Baldy Notch was about 5pm. The resturant and the skit lift were still opened. I did come down by the skit lift. I hiked down through the fire road for another 2 hours. I got back to my car at about 7 pm. I had my fun for the whole day at Mt. Baldy. That is a good training hike. I enjoy it eventhough it is tiresome.
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