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#83937 - 04/25/11 05:20 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: asbufra]
Brent N Offline
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Thank you, everyone for the trip reports. Very helpful.

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#83940 - 04/25/11 07:13 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: rick]
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Hey Everyone
My thanks too for all the TR's Will do Bear Flats rt this
Sat. as training for Rainier trip at the begining of July.
Hope to see you all out there.
Rick

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#83941 - 04/25/11 10:05 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: rick]
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RP & Shin-san, I'll try to link up with you 2-uber dudes in 2 weeks on May 7th. I'll bring some extra Trader Joe treats cool grin

Rick, Bear Canyon is a great SoCal hike (for Whitney training or other wise). I hope to see you up there on Sat. I'm the ol’ bald "experienced" hiker lacking an ice axe and crampons, but wearing shorts & trail runners....hehe! Wishing you a great Rainier trip cool I still need to get up that big ol’ volcano….maybe this summer!

Cheers,
Rick Graham

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#83944 - 04/25/11 11:49 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: graham]
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Hi Rick,
Sorry, I couldn't come out on Thursday night. I had to take care of my back for Saturday hike with "Richard the animal" from high desert.

I love to have you as "LEAD" hiker to keep Richard in motion for 6 peak loop hike on 7th of May.
My old body won't last long if Richard keep on pushing me from behind. Richard didn't take any breaks on Bear canyon trail. "Normal" hiker takes 2-3 short breaks on the trail.
Hope to see you on 7th.

Shin
P.S. When my back get better,I'll be there on Thursday.


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#83956 - 04/27/11 06:14 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: graham]
Richard P. Offline
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Quote:
I still need to get up that big ol’ volcano….maybe this summer!



Want to go up and do it as a day-climb? The other alternative is to head up for a few days any place but the Standard Route up to Muir Camp and the DC Route. (Too many people; too many guides who don't think Independents have a right to be up there.)

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#83958 - 04/27/11 07:52 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Richard P.]
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Big-O Volcano in a day...yep count me in.
Will I need crampons grin

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#83959 - 04/27/11 11:07 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: graham]
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Maybe we can get GM and WtG to come along for the fun.

Maybe we can get an invitation to the Palace (MC)?

We'll have to talk about this in about a week. July is usually the best time for Rainier (LONG days, warmer, more stable weather). Baker, Adams, etc, as warm-ups? A week? Fly? Drive?


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#83964 - 04/27/11 04:34 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Richard P.]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Hey Everyone - where have you all been?

Just kidding, Larry went up last week and "told" me all about the snow conditions, and "why" you ask didn't I go with him?

Well, four weeks ago I took a header down some steps boarding a dive boat with 60 lbs of SCUBA gear on my back - AND I broke my leg! RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by CindyAbbott (04/27/11 04:34 PM)
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#83966 - 04/27/11 06:40 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: CindyAbbott]
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Registered: 01/21/10
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
im planning on doing a loop of the ski hut trail this sunday, is there still a bunch of snow on the east side of that south ridge? i'm planning on no crampons - since i will be with a group of newbies that don't have any, and wouldn't know how to use them if they did. let me know what you guys think.

thanks,
john
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#83969 - 04/27/11 10:40 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: baercave]
Richard P. Offline
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Ouch! Cindy. Take care of that leg...

We didn't use crampons, but there were some people who did. It really depends on what you're comfortable with. I think if you stay on track, you should be fine without gear. (Just don't head up too early if you see the temps will drop below freezing.)

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#83971 - 04/28/11 11:29 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Richard P.]
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Originally Posted By: Richard P.
Maybe we can get GM and WtG to come along for the fun.

Maybe we can get an invitation to the Palace (MC)?

We'll have to talk about this in about a week. July is usually the best time for Rainier (LONG days, warmer, more stable weather). Baker, Adams, etc, as warm-ups? A week? Fly? Drive?



A, B, C, Ryann & Norm will be heading up it 1st week in July - whoot!
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#83973 - 04/28/11 02:20 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Mountain Ginger]
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Cool, a gathering of WPSMB peeps on Rainier
Who remembers this ad grin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz-WuLQz_ns

RP & GM, I'll e-mail you guys about this future trip



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#83982 - 04/30/11 04:54 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Shin]
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Registered: 07/12/06
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Loc: Yorba Linda, CA
Hey Shin,

Hope your back get's better, and your wife makes a speedy recovery. I'll be at the gym next Thur again with Rick and Ryan. I might go Tuesday as well.

I'm doing Baldy today with Patrick, 1st time on the mountain since I've fallen in love with Rock. We'll see if I can break a record today for slowest ascent.
See you soon....
Yeti

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#83983 - 04/30/11 09:36 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: JEFF SCOFIELD]
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Loc: Seal Beach
Hi son "Yeti",
I deserve a short break from my duties at home. I'll join with you a few hours at Gym next Thursday.

I am getting old. All my body parts shows wear and tear now.

Please ask Patrick to take you down to the north face of Mt. Baldy someday. Have a fun and safe day.

Shin

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#83984 - 04/30/11 10:32 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: Shin]
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Loc: Irvine, California
Originally Posted By: Shin
Hi son "Yeti",
I am getting old. All my body parts shows wear and tear now.

Shin


Hey Shin - If only other "old" people were as active as you, they'd be a lot healthier and happier smile

A few aches and pains are well worth the fredoom of the hills smile

Take Care
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#83985 - 04/30/11 12:15 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: JEFF SCOFIELD]
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Spent a lot of time thinking about Shin and his wife on a LONG day yesterday...

- Hoping things go well for you and Kazuko.

- Wishing I could have my young bones and muscles back...


Jeff, I could use an easy day. Wish I had read this yesterday. I really do hate wasting time watching TV on a day off.

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#83986 - 04/30/11 05:28 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: rick]
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Loc: Old Agoura, CA
TR for bear canyon to old baldy summit to baldy summit to ski hut and down to manker flats trailhead. BRR>... Windy on the summits. My pack thermo read 40 degrees but I don't think it reflects wind chill. Hit solid snow about .5 mile past the narrows, used crampons to both summits and back down to the the west bowl trail. Most of the snow could be avoided back to the ski hut.. trail through the trees from the ridge top mostly clear. I think winter is over... Other than the wind on top it
was a beautiful day.
Rick

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#83990 - 04/30/11 09:12 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: rick]
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GigaMike and I had and great day on Baldy and did the 6-peak loop on this cold and windy day (what happened to the heat?)
Details & captions at;
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2011/Baldy-6-Peaks-4-30-2011/16848037_GPSdMF#1271802076_GHKGnSJ

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#83992 - 04/30/11 09:45 PM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: graham]
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Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.
Originally Posted By: graham
GigaMike and I had and great day on Baldy and did the 6-peak loop on this cold and windy day (what happened to the heat?)
Details & captions at;
http://grahamcracker.smugmug.com/2011/Baldy-6-Peaks-4-30-2011/16848037_GPSdMF#1271802076_GHKGnSJ

Fun day, Rick! I should have my pictures up later tonight.

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#83994 - 05/01/11 08:25 AM Re: Conditions On Baldy [Re: GigaMike]
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Thanks for the TR!
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