Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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Smith93 - Jul 6, 2006 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

Ski hut trail/ Devils Backbone  Sucess!

Training hike for my upcoming Mt. Whitney trek and for the 8000 meter challenge in September. Ran into 6 REI employees from the Rancho Cucamonga store on the way up and then on the way out I met another two employees from the San Diego store. Plus me that made 9 REI employees climbing Mt. Baldy that day and they were the only people I met up there. Weird...

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jul 5, 2006 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

While visitng my brother in LA, Anette and I hiked up this one. Started out at the TH at 9:30 am, hiked up to the hut pretty slowly and rested there a while chatting with the hutkeeper. Then went across the traverse to the ridge and slowly worked our way up. Better scenery than I expected. San Antonio Falls is nice (and popular) and the manzanita patches were great. Huge pinecones everywhere. At about 9200 feet on the last bit before the summit, Annie started to experience an altitude headache so we did not linger long at the summit.

Made our way back down a lot quicker and at one point, I was looking at a lizard on the side of the trail and I misstepped. Did a nice faceplant on the trail. Sweet bruise on my arm to show for it. Always impressive! ;- ) All in all, it was a much nicer hike than I expected. Such a great place right next to 15 million people. Hope to get back down there sometime to get up Gorgonio and Jacinto.


ridgeline - Jul 3, 2006 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Nice and direct, up and down in a flash, great weather.


fuzzy05 - Jul 1, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Great day on the backbone!  Sucess!

Hiked the Devil's Backbone trail up and down in fantastic weather. Hit the trail at 8:30am, and made the summit at 11:30am, just in time to avoid hiking up in the heat. The views on this trail are some of the best I've ever seen.


cjrandall - Jun 28, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

Baldy Bowl/Devils Backbone loop  Sucess!

Great day to hike, weather was totally clear, but definitely warm. Baldy Bowl climb was sun-exposed, but summit was totally nice. Not a breath of wind on the summit, glorious day. View was awesome, 360 degrees, but a bit hazy. Stopped by for a snowball fight with my hiking buddy just below the summit at a couple small lingering late-season snowfields, just off the trail. Ran into a couple folks training for Whitney later in the summer.

Descended via Devils Backbone, Falls Road walk down from Baldy Notch was LONGGGGGGGG, felt like it would never end, temps probably 90-95 degrees....UGHHHH!

California County highpoint #18 for me!


kolbi2112 - Jun 19, 2006 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Baldy - Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Great hike, great weather, but very crowded on the summit. Saw a big horn sheep on the way up.

jkowalski - Jun 19, 2006 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Great Hike  Sucess!

Awesome hike up the ski hut trail to summit. Not too hot. Just perfect weather.

tongos2 - Jun 18, 2006 4:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

north ridge/other backbone  Sucess!

great day for hiking, a bit hot. Left the sign saying "private road" for Acorn in Wrightwood at 11:40am, hiked up the paved road, up acorn trail to baldy and made it to the top of Mt. Baldy by 2:40pm, tons of peeps on summit. Returned the same way. Tough workout, 7000' elevation gain overall. I would really recommend the north backbone trail, its steep but its not crowded, very desolate and bighorn sheep sightings are common. Unlike the other routes, this one starts from the North (Wrightwood or Guffy Area).


SkydiveKen - Jun 16, 2006 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Devils backbone w/ my son  Sucess!

My son's first summit! All though he slept most of the way. He liked climbing on the wind breaks at the top and playing with a stick he found. summits Adam 1 Dad 7


dpsiebert - Jun 15, 2006 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

dpsiebert  Sucess!

Beautiful day, light winds on summit


hikinedd - Jun 10, 2006 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Baldylocks & the Three Ts  Sucess!

Our 3rd Annual. Baldy Village to the peak, down Devil's Backbone to the notch, then up over Thunder, Telegraph and Timber (The Three Ts) and down Icehouse Canyon. The payoff is standing on Telegraph and seeing practically the entire route you took up Baldy a few hours earlier.


itpimps - May 30, 2006 5:40 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Conditions couldn't be better-wind wasn't bad, sun was out, clear day, etc. Very few patches of snow and none were on the trail itself. The day before was chilly, damp and foggy so I lucked out!


jazamoo - May 29, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Ski Hut trail  Sucess!

always seen from a distance
eighteen years of seeing!
and now
a feeling
roughened shoes
on worn and well-
loved rock

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 10:05 pm

Bear Canyon from Baldy Village  Sucess!

09/2001, while I was in Los Angeles for the summer


johnm - May 14, 2006 3:17 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Ski Hut Route  Sucess!

Good hiking weather, clear with a slight cooling breeze. No snow to the Ski Hut and from there it was patchy and soft to the summit. Easy to traverse in low top boots. The views east and west from summit were spectacular. The desert was hazy and the marine layer was very thick today. Met a couple of good hiking buddies, David and Bob, who set a good pace. Back to the San Antonio Falls parking lot by 1:00.


Dean - May 8, 2006 12:48 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Great views  Sucess!

Devils Backbone route. Noted a fire to the east which was interesting and the clouds covering L.A. made a great sight.


SkydiveKen - Apr 27, 2006 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006


On the summit @ 9:15 in a cloud from 9000'. Easy to get turned arround on top use a compass, the wind will bury you tracks in seconds. summit # 6


Quadaxial - Apr 16, 2006 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Climbing the Bowl while sick is no fun!  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I spent nearly 5 hours post-holing our way to the summit through deep soft snow via the Bowl. I was also sick that day, but I wanted to get in the training for doing Whitney. It was pure hell all day, but it was rewarding to have done it.

We passed two guys on our way down who were heading up the Backbone. They were ill-equipped and it was very late in the day. They may have gotten themselves into trouble. We later learned that they rode the chair lifts up without paying and that the resort had called the police on them.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Apr 13, 2006 10:15 pm

Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003  Sucess!

I've done the Labor Day race known as "Baldy Run to the Top" several times. The last mile up the bald south face in particular will leave you whimpering.


jazamoo - May 29, 2006 5:25 am

Re: Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003

"will leave you wimpering" made me laugh :)

what and when is the "baldy run to the top"? sounds hardcore!


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