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Mount Baldy

Postby ridgeline » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:14 pm

Hiked Mt Baldy Sat the 3rd by way of the bowl, day started out clear and cold and ended with low visibility and in the 20's. After summiting I met Kevin R , so we hiked down together. Saw one guy in sneakers and in a bit of trouble on a steep slope, A concerned hiker was helping him move slowly down. SAR was at Manker asking about a overdue hiker, Looks like this mountain is still too close to town.
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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby hikerduane » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:02 pm

Looks like you were above the clouds, cool.
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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby copeg » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:42 pm

Been a while since I've been up Baldy's way. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:45 pm

Looks like you had a nice hike. We missed you on Saturday!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby trav867 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:13 pm

Nice photos, I'd like to get up there one of these weekends. Did you use crampons or snowshoes or were boots enough?
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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby ridgeline » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 am

From the base of the bowl up the crampons went on and stayed on for the descent to about a thousand feet below the ski hut. The snow was very dry, with the cold temps a surface crust would form, I would be cruising along at a good pace and all of a sudden posthole with one leg through the crust throwing my body forward. The temps are supposed to raise this week, hopefully the next dumping of snow will be a bit wetter.
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Re: Mount Baldy

Postby Ranboze » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:57 pm

Shorts??? u crazy dude! Loved those summit shots, especially the one of you in shorts with the clouds beyond.
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