REAL TRAIL NAME: Mt. Baldy (Mount San Antonio), San Antonio Peak.
LAST HIKE DATE: Saturday, August 31, 2013
MEETING TIME: 7:00am
(We’ll wait at most 20 mins past the meeting point. We leave at 7:20am)
HIKE LEVEL: Level 7
NO Beginners/First-time Hikers, Kids, or Dogs
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
HIKE LEADS: TBA
DISTANCE: 7 Miles (Round trip) (approx.)
ELEVATION GAIN: 3000 feet (approx.)
HIKE DURATION: 7 hrs (approx.)
Subway (Same plaza parking lot as the Vons)
Claremont Heights Shopping Center
550 East Baseline Rd.
Claremont, CA 91711
DRIVE TO TRAILHEAD: 15 miles (from Meeting Point)
WATER REQUIRED. WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED. If you do not take enough water or are not appropriately equipped for this hike, you will be turned away from doing this hike with us even if you show up. Please note, that we have expectations for Level 7 hikers. Read all the details.
Scenic chair lift tickets $20.00 if purchased online or $25.00 at arrival. It comes with free parking for lift tickets customers. (You Don’t need Forest Recreation Pass or an Adventure 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, remember that it starts and stays at 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.
IS IT DOG-FRIENDLY?: No
WORDS FROM THE HIKE LEADS:
* We will Summit via Devils Backbone Trail and back down the same way
* If you have plans on splitting with the group, please don’t attend this hike!
* No Dogs
* Traveling in the back-country can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Be prepared for rapidly changing and sometimes hazardous weather conditions! Be PREPARED for the WORST!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
If you will be attending, please help us know who will be going. This is also another way for us to send out last minute information should anything change.
DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.