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Mt. Baldy from Manker Flats

Mt. Baldy from Manker Flats

Strenuous, 12 mile R/T, approx 4,300’ gain to the summit of Mt. San Antonio (a.k.a. Mt. Baldy) (10,064’).

We will be going up the Ski Hut trail, which is quite steep, but go down Devil's Backbone.

Previous recent altitude experience mandatory.

Bring 3-4 qts water, sturdy hiking boots/shoes, 10 essentials, lunch and snacks, money for optional dinner afterwards.

Trekking poles recommended.

Forest Adventure pass required for parking at the trailhead.

Meet at North OC Rideshare at 6:30 a.m. Return to Rideshare by 5-6 p.m.

Leader: Michelle Merton ([masked])

Co-leader: Lisa Leininger ([masked])



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys: look at what we're missing out on!

    https://5pointsgathering2013.eventbrite.com/

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Beto

      darn, you should've stayed with the burners and spread the love..

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • Beto

      We should've -that's what i meant to say!

      October 16, 2013

  • Daniel M

    Great time, Beautiful Weather!!

    October 16, 2013

  • George W.

    While the snow forced us to turn back early, it also made for some beautiful scenery. And the company was even more enjoyable. Thank you everyone.

    Props to our leaders for rolling with the punches - first the Federal shutdown and then the snow on the Mount Baldy Trail. Nothing but respect for knowing that every one of us wanted to continue, but turning us around when we reached the limits of the leadership ratings. There are lots of hikes on Meetup, but you should be proud that you conduct your hikes safely, and yet still make it a fun outing.

    2 · October 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks George!!!

      1 · October 14, 2013

  • Neda S.

    It was a beautiful day, with great friends. Thank you Lisa and Michelle for another great hike. It was good to see everybody.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • M

    Looks like this is a no can do this time, conflicting plans. See you guys on the next hike. :)

    October 11, 2013

  • Beto

    you guys want to have lunch at the summit or at the lodge?

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's do lunch at the top and stop for dinner then on the way back rather than taking a longer lunch at the ski lift lodge.

      2 · October 9, 2013

    • Beto

      sounds good

      October 10, 2013

  • Daniel M

    Hey Guys, I added a pic of what the MTNs and the baldy area look like this morning. Well see if the snow lasts!

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope some of it lasts! Thanks for sharing the picture.

      October 10, 2013

    • Daniel M

      I was able to head up to the Manker Flats trailhead and it was quite chilly, in the 40's. it was of course 4pm. I added some pics of the snowfall .

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Neda S.

    Hi guys,
    I'm in Laguna Woods, anyone close to make a carpool?

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please note: we are meeting at 6:30 a.m.!!! Do not show up at 6 as you will have a 30 minute wait all by yourself in the chilly morning air. Although if you like that sort of thing, then don't let me tell you what to do.

    October 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes! Plan on being there by 8.

      October 9, 2013

    • Daniel M

      Great! See you then!

      October 9, 2013

  • George W.

    I had to re-schedule my other event (a Boy Scout campout), so contrary to what I mentioned to some of you on the Santiago hike, I am able to make this hike. :-)

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Huzzah!

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Jess

    Have to work, sorry but I gotta bail on this one.

    October 9, 2013

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