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End of Summer Party at Harwood Lodge

Lets spend the weekend at Harwood Lodge. Harwood is a great place to go hiking or just relax and take in the clean air and gorgeous views.

Bring your favorite tried appetizer and dinner entrée, beverage, beer or wine and story of where you discovered it. We will start our Happy Hour early at 4 pm so we will have plenty of time to enjoy appetizer and drinks before Diner. We'll put some logs on the fire, enjoy the evening, then go outside and enjoy the awesome night sky, black and full with stars. If you are staying overnight bring additional food, snacks, lunch and breakfast items.

We have lots of fun cooking together in the big kitchen on the vintage Wolf stove, and the extra large kitchen prep table. There are beds, but you will need to bring your own bed linens or sleeping bag and pillow and other personal items. You can also put up a tent outside and sleep under the stars.

Harwood Lodge has a $7 day use fee and a $15 overnight fee, a bargain, and it all goes to maintenance to the facilities. I will need to collect as you arrive and sign the register. There is no hired help so everyone shares chores to clean-up the lodge for the next weekend. Garbage and trash must be taken down the hill by those using the lodge.

Harwood Lodge, Mt Baldy, CA

Harwood Lodge was built in 1930, In the San Gabriel Mountains, above Pomona, on Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio). Elevation 6000 feet. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 stoves and 3 refrigerators!, 3 private rooms, dormitory sleeping facilities and restrooms with hot showers. Visitors must furnish their own sleeping bag or bedding and other personal items. Accommodates 64 Overnight (more on the floor or outside).

Directions to Harwood Lodge

From LA I take the 210 (Foothill) Fwy E. to the Baseline Road Exit. Then a short distance W to Padua Ave. N to Mt. Baldy Road and up the hill through Baldy Village . Seven sharp switchbacks to the top and you're almost there. The lodge is at 6000 ft.
To reach Harwood Lodge turn right off Mt. Baldy road at the Harwood Lodge sign next to the Zen Center, across from Snow Crest Lodge. After turning follow the road to the right to the lodge and parking areas. Parking is free, but on Mt Baldy Rd you need an Adventure Pass. Harwood doesn't have a address!!! so it wont Google map!!! so you need a sense of adventure to visit and finding it is part of the fun. Chains required when snow falls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJK5IuS5Z4

Three On A Rope (1938) filmed using Harwood Lodge as a base camp.

"Hollywood movie reel that features rock climbing--at Tahquitz, at San Antonio Falls on Baldy, and at what appears to be Stoney Point in Los Angeles"
 
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1784627

Local Hikes

Introducing Mt. Baldy

Hiking Trails Mt Baldy

San Antonio Falls: Mount Baldy's Waterfall

Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle

Mt. Baldy(San Antonio) Manker Flats loop

Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat and Baldy Notch

Hiking Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) and Mount Harwood

YouTube

San Antonio Falls

Three On A Rope (1938)

Harwood Pictures

Harwood Lodge - Mt. Baldy

 

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  • Steven

    We had a GREAT weekend; I wouldn't want to have been anywhere else. I heard it was so HOT, over a 100, in some places in the OC, but we all stayed COOL at the lodge. Gentile breezes, beautiful views, great company and conversations. Thank you for coming up and most of all, thank you all for the scrumptious appetizers and wonderful dinner!

    September 17, 2013

  • Michele

    Had a wonderful time thanks to all of the great cooks and very nice folks!

    September 16, 2013

  • Steven

    I have to do some serious shopping at Trader Joes today because Harwood is THIS WEEKEND! I'm bringing a nice bottle of wine, beer and cooking Corn Beef with carrots and potatoes for Happy Hour and Dinner. I'm bringing up eggs, bacon, milk, tortillas, salsa and cheese, the basics for breakfast Sunday.

    September 13, 2013

  • Milisa S.

    I would have loved to go but I would not be able to drive that mountain since I ocasionally get Vertigo

    September 13, 2013

  • Sandra

    I'd like a private room. Is that okay? Please let me know if that is possible and what the cost may be. Thanks!

    September 4, 2013

  • Michele

    Sandra, I remember you from sailing on your dad's birthday; would you be interested in carpooling? I live in Newport. My email is
    [masked]. Let me know, thanks, Michele

    September 2, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Michele, Yes, that might work out okay! Share price of gas? I will e-mail you, separately, if okay with you. My e-mailis "[masked]". Thanks, Sandra

      September 4, 2013

  • Steven

    Cindy, Tks for offering to carpool. My car is full. I'm bring up my daughter Mandy and her friend Aria and all our stuff. We'll be up there till Sunday abt 3 pm

    September 3, 2013

  • Donna

    Is everyone spending the night? I live in Hacienda heights, off the 60 fwy and would also be interested in carpooling...

    September 1, 2013

  • Milisa S.

    Hello- I live in Laguna Niguel and would like to car pool up. I can drive. Luv to get up int the mountains at such an amazing lodge.

    August 27, 2013

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