Quick hike up Ski Hut to the top and back down. Left Manker a bit before 5am - rather spend an hour in the dark than one in the heat.
Climbed many times; a fun jaunt anytime, but especially in the winter...
Up Register Ridge, then over to Dawson and Pine.
Climbed with Las Vegas Mountaineers Club and Ericd. Beautiful day, but windy. Strenuous with nearly full pack - great for training!
Summitted my first peak! Used the Baldy Bowl trail and it took me 5 hours to get to the top, 2.5 to get down.
Blue Ridge, Pine, Dawson, Baldy, W Baldy then back. Strange to see no one on the trail all day, then come over the top into crowds from Baldy Basin.
long time ago...
My daughter and I climbed Baldy via DBB (round trip) today. Weather on top was nearly perfect but the day's best moment was running into some of the Baldy Bighorn sheep herd
on the otherwise boring fire road between Falls Rd and the Notch.
4th time up to Baldy, though this last trip was a bit of a doozy. I wouldn't have made it without my down jacket. The icy winds practically froze off my husbands face and made a couple of our friends head back to the ski hut. The bitter end of winters wrath was flourishing here this past Sunday.
Took the loop from Manker to the notch, then up the backbone and down the ski bowl trail. Beautiful...but busy day! Good times.
Went up the Ski Hut trail and back down the Backbone. Weather was beautiful.
Nice day to summit in late May. Scattered snow at the top, and someone made a snowman near the start of the backbone. Plenty of hikers, dogs, and mountain bikers at the top. Ski lifts were running, but it would be cheating to take them.
Good 10,000 foot training with a 3900' elevation gain, and nice 6 mile trail from Menker Flats Trailhead by way of the ski hut. Extra credit was bagging mt Harwood at 10,064' while descending down the east ridge aka devil's backbone. And kinda like mt Fuji in a way, there was a road to walk down past the ski area.
My first hike in SoCal. Love the "big 3" down there.
Climbed it many times. Summer, fall, and winter.
Hiked with the Modern Hiker Crew
Brand new Sportiva Trangos had to get out and get used. Perfect! Tagged the top around 1:30, dynamite day through the bowl.
A great winter snowclimb with Bryan. During the ascent we had to dodge huge potentially fatal ice bombs falling from the trees. On the summits, 45mph winds were whipping up major spindrift. We descended from the Antonio / Harwood saddle in a sudden white out and the slope turned out to be icy and sketchy. I fell twice and had to arrest with my axe. We should have brought crampons.
A film by Bryan:
Climbed with Simonov in awesome spring weather! Hot Sake on the summit!
Up Procrastination Chute, down the Backbone. Wish I would have brought my splitboard as the snow was still surprisingly good after the extended warm/dry conditions. Very large group of people in the bowl later in the morning, possibly an instructional class?