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MT BALDY / 6.5 MILES / the EASY WAY / DINNER and ROCK BAND at the TOP!!!

1) Chair-Lift up to the LODGE
2) 6.5 mile round-trip hike to PEAK; back to LODGE
3) Dinner at the lodge
4) LIVE music / drinks at the lodge
5) Chair-Lift down ( chairs stop at 11PM )

** NEW MOON so star-gazing will be PRIMO!!

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NOT an EASY hike...

2,700 ft elevation gain, but we're takin' it slooowww...


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ONLINE TICKETS $19 for two (at Travelzoo) / WALK-INS $25 each

( PRICE INCLUDES chairlift, Lodge and Band )


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Click HERE to buy & activate 2 tickets at Travelzoo - $19 for 2

Click HERE to buy and activate 1 ticket - $19

 

***VOUCHER MUST BE PRINTED OUT and "ACTIVATED" IN ADVANCE

THEN REDEEMED at CHAIRLIFT OFFICE

 

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click HERE for Nifty MAP of hike and directions to chairlift

 

***Helpful Hint: IF you leave the West Side at 10:15, you'll get to the chairlifts a bit before 12 noon. It'll take about a half hour to redeem your tickets and take the chairlift to the lodge. You'll have a little time for a coffee or whatever before we take off at 12:45.

 


(if you buy vouchers online, "activate them" and PRINT THEM OUT in advance)

 






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  • Larry T

    Thanks for another fun adventure John! This was a challenging hike and I had so much fun doing it with this wonderful group of folks. Great company, hiking, dinner, band, dancing, midnight ski lift down was all a blast. Didn't get home until 2:30AM. (My second time in two weeks to do this hike. Didn't get any easier the 2nd time)

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    Here's an album of 26 of the best photos of Mothership rocking the Notch, posted on Picasa:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/107474946913863401602/MothershipRocksTopOfTheNotchAtMtBaldy?authkey=Gv1sRgCL7ejMuuwZGZpgE

    2 · June 9, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      Thanks, Joe ! Yah -- thev've been workin' on that hair for a long while ....

      1 · June 10, 2013

    • Larry T

      Huh?, Those guys haven't been alive for a long time ;-)

      June 11, 2013

  • n_quine

    Hi everyone!! We just discovered that our backpacking stuff in storage is all moldy and unusable. Anyone selling their backpacks/ two person tents/ sleeping bags?

    June 11, 2013

    • Dan

      You can rent all that stuff at Sport Chalet, A16, or REI if you wanna try before you buy

      June 11, 2013

  • Kathy F

    Another AMAZING day & night!! Successful trip to the top & down "With A Little Help From My Friends"!!! (Thanks again Armond, Andy & Joe!!!) Mothership ROCKED & our SantaMonicaHiking dancers showed everyone how to dance & have a great time!!
    Thanks again John!!

    3 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe

      Thanks for the beer, Kathy!

      2 · June 10, 2013

    • Kathy F

      Any time Joe! Thank You!

      June 11, 2013

  • Cyntthia C

    Challenging hike, but one of the first in our group to reach the top!The band was rad and energetic dancing with exciting friends!

    4 · June 9, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      Pinos is a cake walk compared to Baldy... not steep at all... it's almost possible to do Pinos with one of those powered wheelchairs... almost

      5 · June 10, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      After Baldy twice in two weeks, I may try the chair ....

      June 10, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    BEST hike and after-hike I can remember ....!

    5 · June 9, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      yay!!! so much more to do up there than just hike... I gotta admit... the hike and food, band and dancing was awesome... but the chairlift down in the dark was pretty wild

      4 · June 10, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      Yah -- loved the ride down on the chair ... weather great, stars even better .....

      June 10, 2013

  • Eric K

    Awesome hike. I enjoyed meeting some new people. Maybe we can do an ocean scenic hike near palos verdes (I know some cool spots) or Malibu. E

    June 9, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      We did that last week...the tide pools and caves @ smugglers cove & dinner at swan thai and drinks at Terranea :)

      3 · June 10, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      Up for that too ....!

      June 10, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    Dancing video #3 -- posted on Vimeo, here's the link:
    https://vimeo.com/68023380

    2 · June 10, 2013

    • Kathy F

      All of you dancing were awesome!!

      3 · June 10, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      It was pure mayhem!!!

      June 10, 2013

  • Brittany K

    I think I need a warning next time, I had no idea I was going to be climbing up a legit mountain! But I am glad I did it and it was a great experience! Thanks to everyone for encouraging me. I plan on being back again, I loved it! Sorry, I couldn't stay long after I was about to pass out at the table ;)

    2 · June 9, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Hope your roomy Ashley survived!! :)

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    HOLY FRIJOLES that was FUN!!! bunch of fun people who didn't mind that there was no oxygen up there. TERRIFIC band, dancing and bonfire

    6 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe

      Paying the price today, but well worth it!!!

      3 · June 9, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Ha ha! We had an After AFTER party in the hot tub and pool!

      2 · June 10, 2013

  • Andy

    Toughest and best hike, yet!

    3 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe

      I 2nd that.

      June 10, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    Eric Klein!!!! You're late! Making is late!!! Arghhhhhh!!!!!!!

    June 8, 2013

    • Jean-Francois

      Ohh God!!!! He forgot...

      2 · June 9, 2013

    • Irina

      hmm... Eric...

      June 10, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    Dancing video #2 -- posted on Vimeo, here's the link:
    https://vimeo.com/68023381

    4 · June 10, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    OK -- Dancing video #1 -- posted on Vimeo , here's the link:
    https://vimeo.com/68023379

    2 · June 10, 2013

  • Armond

    A beautiful scenic hike with a nice workout, and where O2 was scarce. A great group of friends and hikers. I had a wonderful time both on the trail and at the ski lodge. John, thanks for organizing it.

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Armond

    Special thanks to our photographers for sharing their beautiful photos. Its really nice to view the captured moments through your amazing shots!

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • jenious

    It was a best of best of best day!!!!! Thank you all. :)

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Tati R.

    Great hike, great people, wonderful energy ! Thank you everyone for amazing day, support, music and smiles that so much helped to go to the TOP !

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Dan

    Another epic hike--Thanks John!

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Joe

    A grueling hike and Krazy party afterwards. Thanks John!!

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Irina

    Just amazing! Got home at 3am!!! WooHoo!
    Super hike - beautiful, challenging, definitely not for beginners ...
    We had a blast after hike - fireplace, food, Armond and his guitar, stars, great rock concert, dancing till midnight, and getting down on lift chairs in absolute dark - totally new and exciting experience! Thank you , John, for another wonderful Saturday!

    5 · June 9, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      I had one of the shortest trips home ... looooong shower, I could barely get out .... slept like a stone.

      4 · June 9, 2013

  • Andy

    I had a great time. John thanks for leading. JF and Nancy thanks for motivation!

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Jean-Francois

    Fun group.. Was great!! Thank you All... Merci.. A Bientot... Next Hike..

    4 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe

      Que?

      June 9, 2013

  • Katie B.

    Great day for a hike! Our reward after trekking 6.5 miles?? Pitcher of beer = awesome! Good to meet everyone, it was fun!

    4 · June 8, 2013

    • n_quine

      So nice to meet you Katie! Thanks for being my ski lift bud!! I'm afraid of heights so it really helped having your company! :)

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe

      Did someone say...BEER???

      2 · June 9, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    Sheesh ... this'll be my second time up Baldy in two weeks ....

    1 · June 8, 2013

    • n_quine

      Nice meeting you Bob! Hope to run into you next week at Havasupai! We'll be the ones walking around with our plates looking for your campsite! :)

      June 9, 2013

    • Bob in P.

      Great meeting you too ! Havasupai should be awesome !!

      June 9, 2013

  • Bob in P.

    The BEST hike and after-hike that I can remember !!

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Karine

    Great day , fun night , loved all of it , Thanks John

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • n_quine

    LOVED the hike, the group, and the adventure/challenge of conquering Mt. Baldy with a great group of friendly peeps! The outdoor gathering around the fire pit afterwards with Armond leading us in song was fun too. The band Mother Lode got us out dancing! And the adventure continued till late in the evening with the ski lift ride down in total darkness with the stars. AMAZING!

    June 9, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    Hope everyone made it home safe! Night! Xoxo

    7 · June 9, 2013

  • Fred

    Brutal! But Sandra kept me going and we finally made it up to the summit. If Vlad calls it a beginner hike, don't listen to him. Owww!

    4 · June 8, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      I almost died and quit TWICE! So thankful to Jean-Francois for coming back for me both times :-)

      4 · June 9, 2013

  • Vlad

    easy-easy hike! :)

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Tracy

    Great hike, awesome people! But definitely not for beginners. Thanks for organizing, John- you're great :). Looking forward to the next one.

    3 · June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since we'll be 1 hour late, is there a phone number of someone in the group I can call so that we know where everyone is? Please message me.

    thanks!

    Huang

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just signed up late for this!! sounds awesome, we will be there 1 hour late, hopefully catch up to you guys.

    June 8, 2013

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Temperature guesstimation:

    78 during the day

    May be around 60 at night when we take the chairlift down the mountain... Bring a layer or 2 just in case!!

    Last chairlift 11PM

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    Any Carpoolers from Santa Monica/ West LA area?

    June 5, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Yeah. I told him. We'll be leaving by then.

      June 5, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Sorry you can't make it Jacqueline! Hope to see you at a future hike.

      June 8, 2013

  • David H.

    I would love to do this hike. It sounds like a perfect day. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend.

    June 8, 2013

  • Larry T

    I need carpool and a lift ticket. I'm in South Bay. My band is playing a gig tonite and not sure what time I'll get home. Please text me[masked]

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Andy

      I texted you

      June 7, 2013

    • Larry T

      I texted back. Setting my alarm for 8:45AM. I'll be able to leave my house in S.Redondo as early as 10:00AM if anyone SBay, LAX area, Long Beach want to carpool.

      June 8, 2013

  • anne h.

    Something came up and I cannot come. Am sorry as the hike looks awesome. Have fun guys!!

    June 8, 2013

  • Joe

    Is Gern gonna sit there and ride the chair lift all day again?

    2 · June 7, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      havent heard from Gern in a while... maybe he's still in jail?!?!?!?

      June 7, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    Looking forward the hike and possibly more Irina and John chair dancing tomorrow!!

    Woohoo!!!

    2 · June 7, 2013

  • Fred

    Just printed and ACTIVATED my voucher as well. Make sure to click the link MAKE OR CHANGE RESERVATIONS to pick the date for Saturday. I will have a spare on mine in case any stragglers show.
    See folks there.

    2 · June 6, 2013

    • Karine

      It always work ,especially when end up paying extra fee !!

      June 7, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      Just in case I printed about 100 pages including the preamble to the constitution... Hopefully one of them will be correct

      1 · June 7, 2013

  • n_quine

    Hi everyone!! We need an extra ticket....so if one of you still has a second one we' ll buy it from you!!!

    June 7, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Howdy folks, I've got room for one rider from the West-side (I'm in Westwood) if anyone would like to carpool. Plan on leaving 10ish and hanging out for some music and food. Cheers, Brad

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Brad S.

      I'm all set with rider. See y'all tomorrow!

      June 7, 2013

  • Niamh

    Hi, how are you? My sister and I are new to Santa Monica. We came here from Ireland last week & will be staying for at least 6 months. We both really want to join a hiking group, make some new friends & exercise at the same time. We are total beginners however & just wondered if there are any hikes coming up that would suit us? If anyone has any suggestions we'd be very grateful!! Thank you!!!

    June 5, 2013

    • Niamh

      Ha! Unfortunately, Guinness doesn't travel too well so we had to leave it at home!! It's a good excuse for a trip to Ireland for yourself though!! Thanks for the welcome.

      3 · June 6, 2013

    • Joe

      Bass then

      June 6, 2013

  • Nina

    Sorry, won't be able to make it. Have fun, and see you next time!

    June 6, 2013

  • Eric B

    Have fun all y'all (plural of y'all). I have a commitment to lead a strategy session for the LA Chapter of my engineering society. Hike sounds more fun

    2 · June 4, 2013

    • Eric B

      In severe cases, amputate with a pocket knife. Unfortunately, I have to look over a different group on Saturday as I am the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of this organization and you know how engineers do have a reputation for getting all excited and absentminded when talking technical.

      2 · June 6, 2013

    • Joe

      Da Prez???

      1 · June 6, 2013

  • Tati R.

    Looking for carpool , can come to any meeting point ... in West LA, West Hollywood area...

    June 5, 2013

  • Irina

    it's a SO beautiful hike!!! Looking forward to go there :)

    2 · June 5, 2013

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