Past Meetup

Baldy, Dawson, and Pine

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We will descend down the Devil Backbone trail. There will be no sweeper. Must know the trail.

Description: The beginning of our hike will be following the service road toward the San Antonio Falls. At the first switchback, we will have a great view of the San Antonio Fall. We will continue on the service road for about another .3 miles, before proceeding upward on Baldy Bowl/Ski Hut trail to Register Ridge Trail. Continue upward to Devils Backbone . From there it will be a push for another 1 miles to reach the summit. Once at the summit, we will break for lunch/snack while enjoying the panoramic view from the highest point of the San Gabriel Mountains. After our rest at the summit, we will head down the North Backbone to Dawson, over to Pine and back the way we came. Descent will be via Devils Backbone to the Mt Baldy Notch. From the Baldy Notch, we will continue down the service road to the trailhead. For those who want to take a faster road, they can either take the ski lift down. The cost of ski lift down is about $12. Check Groupon for promotion.

Distance: 13+ miles loop

Elevation gain: 7000 ft. gain/loss

Duration: 9 hrs.

Difficultly: 8.5/10

Recommendation: At least 3 liters of water/electrolyte, snack/lunch

Caution: This is an ADVANCED hike. Some section of the trail is very steep, narrow, and slippery; especially at the Devils Backbone trail. Be HONEST to yourself. Only RSVP if you are serious.

Direction: From 210 Freeway, exit Baseline Road. Head west on Baseline. Turn right on Pandua Road and drive 2 miles to Mt Badly Road. Continue on Badly Road until you reach the village. Continue up Mount Baldy Road for 7 miles to Mount Baldy Village (where there is a visitor center) and drive another 4 miles up the road to the Manker Flat campground. Parking along the road.

Liability: By signing up for this event, you are acknowledged that you are fully aware the risk involve with this event. You are acknowledged that neither the hike leader nor event coordinator is a professional hiker. You will not hold neither the hike leader nor any member of this group for any liability or mishap cause by you. You are responsible for your own action and safety.