Northwest Forest Pass Required, Trekking Poles and microspikes advised, $10. Baldy Mountain is stunning desert highpoint near Yakima, Washington. The drive is long (2 1/2 hours) but reward for going is to be stunning. It is short.because i have to be back to see my friend Josh get honored in the evening. Besides all of us need some serious sun now. Come out and enjoy the sun and the views while people over in Seattle suffer in the rain. I really hope to see everyone there. https://www.summitpost.org/baldy/875825 Difficulty Level 2+: Hike is right on the 5 mile 2000 foot elevation gain line. There is no scramble on this hike but it is steep. Anyone can sign up for these hikes provided they have the items that are needed for the trip. Attendance will be taken at every event and like most other major groups we will have a two no-shows and you are out of the group policy. You will be responsible for your own safety. Every Organizer and Event Planners are volunteers and are not professional guides.