Mt. San Antonio (Old Baldy) - June 17, 2006

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Mt. San Antonio (Old Baldy) - June 17, 2006

Post by Ratboy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:41 pm

A few of us went up Old Baldy on the "Manker Flats Loop", basically it is up the Ski Hut Trail, across and up the Baldy Bowl trail. We exited via the Devil's Backbone Trail and decided, due to a few folks having sore feet and knees, to take the skil lift down. Not liking heights, this was a true experience, going down a lift...I found this part far more "interesting" than any part of the trail...whew.

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Weather was perfect. Only drawback was the ladybug swarm at the summit, and one of our party had to turn around at the Ski Hut due to a previous engagement. Otherwise, great trip, great trail, great time.

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Post by Snow Nymph » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:57 pm

Nice trip! Its been awhile since I've done Baldy.
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Post by Ratboy » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:41 pm

Thanks. Saw you took a trip up Meysan as well on the MWPS...cool shots. Were you using crampons or just being careful...? :paranoid:
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Post by Snow Nymph » Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:41 pm

I originally packed for an overnighter, then got a call with change of plans to do a dayclimb instead. When I repacked, I forgot to take my crampons out. But BobR said I'd be ok without them (I don't think they carried theirs either). Turns out the snow was nice the whole day.

It was a VERY cool trip! :D
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Post by Ratboy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:02 am

Looking at a few trips coming up, that is good news about the snow.

Thanks Snowy... :nod:
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