This is an ADVANCED, STRENUOUS hike due to elevation gain! Please be a regular hiker with experience at high altitude. The hike starts at 6AM sharp! The hike will be a moderate pace (2 to 2.5mph) with breaks along the route. We will hike from the Baldy Village (4300') to West Baldy (9988'), to Baldy (10,064') for our longest break, to Harwood (9551'). Descending the Devils Backbone trail to The Notch for food and drinks! You are welcome to descend via the chairlift ($15) or the fire road (your choice). The hike requires a vehicle shuttle. If you plan on socializing with the group at The Notch after the hike, I can provide you with a ride back to the village afterwards. OTHERWISE, you must make your own arrangements for a car shuttle. THIS HIKE CAN BE VERY WARM until you reach higher elevations. PLEASE BRING MORE HYDRATION AND ELECTROLYTES than you think you require.
*APPROX 12 MILES WITH 6000' GAIN*
If you would like to join me, please RSVP "Yes" and answer the questions. If you do not see the questions send me a message. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself, and hiking experience. Chronic non-attenders, no-shows and double-bookers do not get priority.
**ADVENTURE PASS IS REQUIRED AT MANKER FLATS AND THE BALDY VISITOR CENTER** DO NOT PARK AT THE BALDY VILLAGE CHURCH!
**NO PLUS 1's or GUESTS** **DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH**
THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. *PACK TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY*. Be responsible for checking weather conditions before the hike. Prepare for changing mountain conditions and requirements with layers, food and more water than you think you'll need. NO WATER ON THE TRAIL!
*KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. THIS IS SIMPLY AN INVITATION TO HIKE WITH ME AND FELLOW HIKERS.