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#71409 - 12/10/09 01:48 PM Baldy hike on 12/23
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 903
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Hi 'crew'...

Jeff Scofield, Nick Rice and I will be hiking Baldy on the 23rd. David Bosman may join us. Anyone else? Recent TR from davidlayla posted on 12-10-2009:
Originally Posted By: davidlayla
We did Baldy on Tuesday Morning after the storm. This was my climbing partner's first time in the snow after making the summit a month ago. The snow seemed extremely heavy and somewhat consolidated compared to powder and pushing through it knee deep was tough. There were two places where we encountered the ice debries coming down the mountain and crossing the trail in large piles. The first one we encountered my partner was right behind me and when both our weight was on that section, a 30 ft long and 15 ft high piece of snow started to slip down the mountain. I immediately told my partner to back up and asseced the situtation. I continued the traverce slowly. The sound of the snow breaking loose is like no other and hearing that and feeling my feet move was more of an experience than I expected on Baldy. By our way down those areas seemed to settle, however we kept our distance while crossing.

MC smile

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#71415 - 12/10/09 07:03 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Shin Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 360
Loc: Seal Beach
Hi,
I want to join the hike on 23rd.
Shin

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#71427 - 12/11/09 12:01 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Shin]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
David Bosman (maybe)

6:00 am start early enough? Does it need to be earlier with winter conditions?

Shin, I'll be in Huntington Harbor (very close to Seal Beach). Maybe we could carpool. Let's PM each other.
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#71429 - 12/11/09 01:13 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
summit scott Offline
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Registered: 10/17/05
Posts: 68
Loc: in the OC and out of my mind
Wonder of wonder...a Baldy hike that corresponds with one of my vacation days! Any room for the chronically deskbound?

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#71430 - 12/11/09 01:21 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: summit scott]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Yep...
So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
David Bosman (maybe)
summit scott
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#71443 - 12/12/09 06:23 AM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Richard P. Offline
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Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 4838
Loc: Ridgecrest, CA
Dang! I wish I could join in on this one.

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#71457 - 12/12/09 03:00 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Shin Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
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Loc: Seal Beach
Hi M.C. Reinhardt,
Let's carpool on 23rd. Your PM box is full.

Shin

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#71474 - 12/12/09 09:30 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Richard P.]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: Richard P.
Dang! I wish I could join in on this one.

Was hoping you might be able to make it... We still have next spring on the MR. smile
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#71475 - 12/12/09 09:31 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Shin]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: Shin
Hi M.C. Reinhardt,
Let's carpool on 23rd. Your PM box is full.

Shin

Excellent. I'll PM you.
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#71486 - 12/13/09 10:51 AM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Tracie B Offline
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Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 783
Loc: Behind the Orange Curtain, Cal...
M.C.,

your pm box is full...

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#71487 - 12/13/09 11:22 AM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Tracie B]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 903
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Cleared it out a bit... Thanks. smile

So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
summit scott
David Bosman (tentative)
Simon Bentley (tentative)
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#71488 - 12/13/09 12:04 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
blakemiller Offline
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Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 43
Loc: San Diego
Nice. We may be interested. I was just thinking of something to do during the holiday break. Even better . . . Wifey and I will be at in-law's house during week of 12/20. They live in Upland . . . pretty much staring at the base of Baldy.

BUT, neither of us have done Baldy before and I'm a bit of a newbie around the forums here (though not to the outdoors) so excuse the ignorance:

I guess the first stupid question - is this a day hike? Where will you be leaving from, what trail/loop? Sounds like it's snow covered - especially after this weekend, and recent TRs. I know still a few weeks out, but can we assume what the conditions / travel will be like? Gear needed/recommended?

Sorry again for the ignorance and questions, but definitely sounds desirable to do, and to meet alot of ya. And we'll be 15 minutes from the base of baldy already smile


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#71527 - 12/14/09 05:39 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: blakemiller]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 903
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Great blakemiller!

My thoughts are the Ski Hut trail (waiting for Jeff to confirm). Meet at Manker Flats for a 6:00 am start time. This will be a day hike. We can monitor conditions closer to the 23rd but here is a brief TR posted on 12-14-2009 @ 04:55 PM (thanks mark)...
Originally Posted By: markjwpcp
Hi called in to work today to see what the snow brought to Baldy. Not as much as I thought but a winter wonderland indeed.
Met three people all day on mountain all SAR looking for lost hiker missing since 9am Sunday to which they found around 8-8:30 this morning..

After my summit witch I stayed for 5 minutes 24deg. and windy, I wanted to go down the bowl near the hut, I tryed a couple of places but to icey so I came down the regular way, just making my own trail(lots of fun)..Started at 6:15 summited at 10:10
mark

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Winter gear recommended. I will have an ice axe, crampons & helmet and depending on updated TR's & weather forecasts, possibly snowshoes.

So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
summit scott
David Bosman
Simon Bentley (tentative)
Tracie (tentative)
blakemiller (tentative)
Joshua Buchan (tentative)
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#71529 - 12/14/09 06:19 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Joshua Buchan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 6
Loc: United States
That sounds like a lot of fun. I would like to join you guys. I can't confirm yet as I may be headed back to work around then. If I am in town I definitely want to go.

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#71554 - 12/15/09 01:23 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Joshua Buchan]
JEFF SCOFIELD Offline
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Registered: 07/12/06
Posts: 614
Loc: Yorba Linda, CA
YEA!!!! MC is in the house!!! CYA at 6am Manker Flats. Let's all grab some grub afterwards at the Lodge. To bad Laura won't be coming down south, we'll take the traditional picture in front of the Moose in honor of Laura......MC have safe travels to the south and bring your gear the bowl will most likely be completley Iced over by next week.
Jeff S

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#71556 - 12/15/09 02:04 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
GLuke Offline
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Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Corona, Ca
Hi M.C.
I would like to go with you guys on the 23rd. This will be my first winter trip on Baldy. I have crampons, ice axe, and helmet, etc. I've done Baldy about a dozen times in the summer and would like some winter experience. So, if you don't mind, count me in.
Oh, could someone pick me up at the Ranger Station around 5:30 or whenever if the road is icy? I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Greg Lukenbill

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#71559 - 12/15/09 02:40 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: GLuke]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 903
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Thanks, Jeff! Yep, bringing the winter gear. It's mentioned above but worth repeating... I'll have my ice axe, crampons & helmet and depending on updated TR's & weather forecasts, possibly snowshoes.

Excellent, Greg!

The plan: Ski Hut trail on the 23rd. Meet at Manker Flats for a 6:00 am start time. This will be a day hike. We can monitor conditions closer to the 23rd.

So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
summit scott
David Bosman
Greg Lukenbill
Simon Bentley (tentative)
Tracie (tentative)
blakemiller (tentative)
Joshua Buchan (tentative)

Gonna be a fun day! smile
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#71589 - 12/16/09 03:42 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
Jackalopes Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 118
Loc: Anaheim Hills, CA
If you are still taking "applications" I would love to jump in too. http://mtbaldy.com has live weather, road conditions and a webcam.
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#71591 - 12/16/09 04:11 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: Jackalopes]
m.c. reinhardt Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Whoo hoo, Jackalopes! Thanks for the link.

The plan: Ski Hut trail on the 23rd. Meet at Manker Flats for a 6:00 am start time. This will be a day hike. We can monitor conditions closer to the 23rd.

I'll have my ice axe, crampons & helmet and depending on updated weather forecasts, possibly snowshoes.

So far it's:
Jeff Scofield
MC Reinhardt
Nick Rice
Norma Ryan
Shin
summit scott
David Bosman
Greg Lukenbill
Jackalopes
Simon Bentley (tentative)
Tracie (tentative)
blakemiller (tentative)
Joshua Buchan (tentative)

Gonna be a fun day! smile
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#71678 - 12/19/09 09:29 PM Re: Baldy hike on 12/23 [Re: m.c. reinhardt]
So.BayMark Offline
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Registered: 05/13/04
Posts: 515
Loc: Torrance Ca.
M.C.-I took a couple of pictures today at Manker Flats, if some people are coming up to Baldy on your group hike for the first time, people have made this mistake before if they don't know ,they wait at the Manker Flats sign down the road from the trail head.

First picture "Manker Flats" Sign DON'T WAIT HERE GO 2 tenths OF A MILE UP THE ROAD TO "San Antonio Falls Road" sign..

Shin, Cheryl and I went up to Baldy today, met Wingding and Kevin R from WPSMB on are way down while they were going up, pictures.

wish I was going, have fun wednesday

mark

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