REAL TRAIL NAME: Mt Baldy Summit from The Notch via Devils Backbone Trail
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HIKE DATE: Sunday, October 16, 2010
HIKE LEAD: TBA
MEETING TIME: 7:00am -7:20am (Please be there on time)
DISTANCE: 6 – 9 Miles (Round trip)
HIKE LEVEL: Level 9
HIKE DURATION: 9 hrs
Burger King (Parking Lot)
910 N. Mountain Ave
Upland CA 91786
DRIVE TO TRAILHEAD: 15 miles
REQUIRED: Scenic chair lift tickets $15.00 if purchase online & $20.00 there. It Come with free parking for lift tickets customers. (You Don’t need Forest Recreation Pass) www.mtbaldy.com
RECOMMENDED: Extra water besides the two liters in the hydration systems, one or two half-liter bottles of water, Extra food, Extra clothing, and Sun protection- sun screen- lip sun block sun hat- sun glasses – Gloves. It could get very cold (winds) and the next minute get hot – so be prepared!!!
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: This is a popular route because it can take advantage of riding the ski lift. (10,064′) elevation. There are steep slopes on both sides of the trail. After a few hundreds yard, the trail will cross the left slope of the ridge and arrive on the south slope of Mt. Harwood, continuing toward a saddle between Mt Baldy and Mt Harwood. You will see the top of Mt Baldy directly front of you. Continue to the saddle and then on the ridge or slightly to the north side, to the top of MT Baldy. The last stretch is a steep loose rock. This hike is the easiest way up to Mt Baldy, however remembers it starts and stays in high elevation, so some people may experience altitude sickness. There is no source of water after you pass the Notch Restaurant and the ridge is almost always windy and exposed to sun.