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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: BALDY - Archive of Mt. Baldy-related discussions  Reply with quote

I was always told to set my goals high, therefore I have a 13 peak loop planned for Sept. 29th in the Mount Baldy Area. I am adding Pine and Dawson to the previously done 11 peak loop. Anyone is welcome to join us on this ambitious attempt.

http://www.outdoorsclub.org/Calen...cID=&area=&Date=9/29/2007

I am not sure if anyone will be able to complete it, but it will be fun trying. There are many bailout options so I figure it is an OK trip to post on ODC.

Anyone know how to go about getting permits for the Cucamonga Area? I didn't relaize we needed them but when I did Baldy and the 3T's a ragner asked me for the permit.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Change of plans Reply with quote

After a bit of a reality check on Sunday, I have decided that I personally am not going to go for all 13 peaks. I am going to drop Pine and Dawson and start 1 hour later at 5 pm. Of course any of you can attempt the original 13, this hike is totally open to do what you please.

So the plans are to meet at 5 am at Icehouse Canyon trailhead. Then we will leave a couple cars there and shuttle up to Manker Flats to start our hike around 5:15 am. By Dropping Pine and Dawson peaks from the loop, we will eliminate 5 miles and 3000 ft gain, making the total a more realistic (at least for me) 25 miles and 10,000 ft gain.

Anyone is welcome to join us,

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might join y'all. I'm sorta only up for Sugarloaf through Etiwanda... but I may stay on. Dunno if that helps or hinders.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TacoDelRio wrote:
I might join y'all. I'm sorta only up for Sugarloaf through Etiwanda... but I may stay on. Dunno if that helps or hinders.


Yeah, for sure. Meet us at Icehouse Canyon at 5 am Sat. Sept. 29th. Anyone...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May the force be with you!
Say, that is Ontario Peak in your mugshot, admin, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That it is...



Gonna grab all of those false peaks this winter. Here's to leg cramps!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

admin wrote:
TacoDelRio wrote:
I might join y'all. I'm sorta only up for Sugarloaf through Etiwanda... but I may stay on. Dunno if that helps or hinders.


Yeah, for sure. Meet us at Icehouse Canyon at 5 am Sat. Sept. 29th. Anyone...

Travis


See you there. Hope the weather cooperates.
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May the force be with you!
Say, that is Ontario Peak in your mugshot, admin, right?
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Yes, that is Ontario. Nice little summit block.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travis, I hear you didn't make it because you got a Yucca in your foot.
You O.K? Ran into the group on the way down from Timber Mtn ..
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Yeah, I am really pissed. I was ignoring the yucca thorn in hopes it would work it way out, but during my warmup hike it got really sore and swollen. It was starting to get infected. I finally got it out today, had to soak the area is salt water and dug it out with a pin and tweezers. If I wasn't able to get it out I was going to go to urgent care.

I am waiting for update from those who went, hopefully they made it all the way,

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travis -- that sucks! But it's good to hear that you got the thing out. I had a hike curtailed by a yucca stabbing once, but it was not as major an outing. Still -- there'll be other days! Good luck! Embarassed Razz
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I am waiting for update from those who went, hopefully they made it all the way,

Travis

Saw them going down from Timber Mtn to the Saddle around 1-2pm.
They were in good spirits. Hope they're well.

On the way back I passed a Hiker who deceased 10 min up from the parking lot.
Somber sight seeing 20 Firemen and a sleeping bag covering the body while they waited for SAR to extricate the body.

I'm toasting my beer now in memory of that unknown hiker.
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I heard an update from the 3 hikers who managed to complete the 11 peaks. Here is the brief e-mail I recieved.

"Jack, Kevin and I (Lee) did the hike on Saturday and had a pleasant outing. I'm not sure what the others did; we never saw them. We had cold, windy weather early in the morning on Baldy, followed by the usual calm, mild, and hazy conditions the rest of the day."

11 peaks in total, 13.5 hours. No pics, camera broke.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Mt Baldy Visitor Center hours are flexible Reply with quote

Mt Baldy Visitor Center hours are flexible.

Forest Service web site says 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ranger who answered phone today says 8 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Ranger who worked last weekend says 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In other words, flexible.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Visitor Center Hours Reply with quote

I have been told by the Visitor Center rangers that they like to open at 7AM in the summer to accomodate the early hikers. In winter, they go to the 8AM opening time. Closing is at 3:30 summer and 4:30 winter. The main thing is, if you park a vehicle inside their gate, be sure to know the closing time so you don't get locked in for the night.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: OLD Baldy Video Reply with quote

http://www.tcm.com/video/videoPlayer/?cid=141875&titleId=400726

Holy crap.

1938.

Got it off Summitpost, Dingus Milktoast found it.

And yes, some scenes are from areas NOT around Baldy. Laughing
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I'm guessing that a lot of the shots are from Stony Point near Chatsworth and also in the San Jacintos.
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Yup, some Stony Point, and Tahquitz, so far as I was told.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a totally retro crack up.  Gotta love those techniques.  Harness?  Nah, I just run the rope between my legs.   Shocked

Pretty cool to see Harwood in the clip.  Looks pretty much the same to this day.
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Good old Dulfersitz rappel!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah the good old days!

So who would volunteer to take a fall on that piton!?

Note to self: get knee high hiking socks for girlfriend.
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No helmet -- ouch!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vertical Limits 1930s style! Great TacoDelRio! I had almost forgotten about THOSE DAYS. I was in the transition period...between bowline around the waist and tying the rope to a nice 2" wide tube sling around the waste (swami belt). Even more fortunate was growing up after the Dulfersitz that I only had the pleasure to use a few times and always seemed to remove skin or cause rope burns on anything steep hence, some would carry heavy clotheing or leather patches. My first climbing shoes were used klettershoes, then RDs then EBs and finally Firas (spelling on that?)and 5.10s. And I also began carrying pitons (pins), drilled out machine hex nuts, and real "chockstones" (I still use these sometimes). And helmits? What were those? Never used them on motorcycles so why when rock climbing? Until I went to the Canadian Rockies (piles of pieces). And I remember burnt hands on Goldline rope doing body belays. If you ever get the chance, watch the movie the Mountain with Spencer Tracy and "young" Robert Wagner. Eiger Sanction, Cliffhanger, Vertical Limits, etc are all copies of that one. As the Bob Hope song goes, Thanks for the Memories...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Mt. Baldy Run Reply with quote

Just curious anyone on this board will participate this year run on Sept 1st.  I often see runners practiced in both Ski huts trail and the Devil backbone trail.  Right now I am conditioning for it.  Below is the link to info:

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I am still not sure of my plans that weekend, but if I'm free I'll be doing it.
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Laughing  Laughing  Laughing   1:00:49 Matt Ebiner 1987
That dude was going 8 miles an hour. Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
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that's just disgusting.

I would be thrilled with a sub 1:40 time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMunaretto wrote:
that's just disgusting.
I would be thrilled with a sub 1:40 time.

Walk three miles an hour. and watch a tree that you pass right next to the trail. That's how fast this guy would pass you!
That guy would pass you like you were standing still.
And he would pass me like I was running in the opposite direction!
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And for the lady, the record is even head-shaking:

Women time: 1:15:32 Carrie Garritson  (Age 11) 1988

That girl's record is only 15 minute behind the man's record
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And for the lady, the record is even head-shaking:
Women time: 1:15:32 Carrie Garritson  (Age 11) 1988
That girl's record is only 15 minute behind the man's record

The time is definitely impressive for an 11 year old, but women's running records are generally a lot closer to men's than 24%!  For example, the women's marathon record is only 8.8% slower than the men's.

Comment added later:  The women's record for the Pikes Peak Marathon is 30% slower than the men's, so large disparities are not unheard-of.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanK wrote:
calicokid wrote:
And for the lady, the record is even head-shaking:
Women time: 1:15:32 Carrie Garritson  (Age 11) 1988
That girl's record is only 15 minute behind the man's record

The time is definitely impressive for an 11 year old, but women's running records are generally a lot closer to men's than 24%!  For example, the women's marathon record is only 8.8% slower than the men's.

Comment added later:  The women's record for the Pikes Peak Marathon is 30% slower than the men's, so large disparities are not unheard-of.
I wonder if greater disparities are more common at altitude.  I've heard that men (and I have absolutely nothing to back this assertion up) generally handle altitude slightly better than women.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hikin_Jim wrote:
AlanK wrote:
calicokid wrote:
And for the lady, the record is even head-shaking:
Women time: 1:15:32 Carrie Garritson  (Age 11) 1988
That girl's record is only 15 minute behind the man's record

The time is definitely impressive for an 11 year old, but women's running records are generally a lot closer to men's than 24%!  For example, the women's marathon record is only 8.8% slower than the men's.

Comment added later:  The women's record for the Pikes Peak Marathon is 30% slower than the men's, so large disparities are not unheard-of.
I wonder if greater disparities are more common at altitude.  I've heard that men (and I have absolutely nothing to back this assertion up) generally handle altitude slightly better than women.


I'm thinking it's because Men were the hunters and are used to running around up in the mountains. Well it makes sense to me!

I bet that girl was skinner than Eric.
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Widen the trail a bit and I'll race to the top in my car. I could finally have a chance at winning at something.  Laughing
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TacoDelRio wrote:
Widen the trail a bit and I'll race to the top in my car. I could finally have a chance at winning at something.  Laughing

BahHhhHhhhhhhhahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Manker Flats CG in winter. Reply with quote

Does anyone know when Manker Flats Campground closes?

we have a pop up tent trailer and the NF website says that they accept trailers up to 24 ft long.

we were thinking (once it snows) to take it up and Ski Mt Baldy and Big Butch Wash and so forth, but the website doesnt state "open all year" it just states that it's open right now.

is there a gate at the entrance?
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you can spend the night at manker anytime of the year.....
the gates dont close...[ive never seen em close]

in winter when there is snow it gets crowded with people snow-playing

i have spend many a cold night there...the wind hurts it gets so cold
but its beautiful and fresh.....my daughter woke up with a black nose
one morning..i thought she had frost bite...it was dirt haha

baldy during winter always seems to kick rocks loose
watch out.........have fun.........

have you ever consider just spending a few extra bucks and staying at the lodge
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THere is a gate there, but I believe I've seen it open in winter.

Using Big Butch Wash to go back down is perfect, as it'll drop you right back down into Wanker Flat.
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is the harwood lodge $6 a night a person? thats stuck in my head for some reason
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man, I'm now thinking getting under 2 hrs would be a goal. 1:40 might be pushing it for me.

In theory (aka simulated run on treadmill), I could do this in 1hr 20min. Now, adding the fact that the terrain is more unstable, and the altitude, that number will increase significantly. I guess its impossible to estimate how much until I actually run it.

I guess my evaluation of how I did will be to compare myself to other racers of similar build.
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oh, and does anyone know exactly where the race starts? I know around Manker Flats, but does it start further down the road to get the added mileage?
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JMunaretto wrote:
oh, and does anyone know exactly where the race starts? I know around Manker Flats, but does it start further down the road to get the added mileage?

check around in there.
http://www.run2top.com/index.lasso

Look at the slide show and put your mouse on the picture of the starting line. It stops it and now see if you can figure out where it is. I don't know where that sign is. anyone? anyone?  I can't tell. I was trying to look at the shadows of the trees and and that structure to get a hint.
I do know that dalmatians always face east when at starting lines. ohio is goin down bro. hard
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It starts further up the road and begins with downhill on asphalt, then makes a sharp right turn.
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oh, and does anyone know exactly where the race starts? I know around Manker Flats, but does it start further down the road to get the added mileage?


It starts at the ski lift parking lot.  It's downhill for about 1/4 mile to the white gate at Manker Flat.  Your friends and family can ride the lift up (for a fee) to the notch to see you whiz by there (the 4 mile mark in the race, although far from half-way in the effort yet to expend!). See you all there.
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Augie wrote:
JMunaretto wrote:
oh, and does anyone know exactly where the race starts? I know around Manker Flats, but does it start further down the road to get the added mileage?


It starts at the ski lift parking lot.  It's downhill for about 1/4 mile to the white gate at Manker Flat.  Your friends and family can ride the lift up (for a fee) to the notch to see you whiz by there (the 4 mile mark in the race, although far from half-way in the effort yet to expend!). See you all there.

Good luck Augie! Maybe you should camp out on top of baldy for a few days to get used to the elevation. Might not seem worth it now but once you get past Mount Harwood I bet you wish you had.  Very Happy
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Good luck Augie! Maybe you should camp out on top of baldy for a few days to get used to the elevation. Might not seem worth it now but once you get past Mount Harwood I bet you wish you had.  Very Happy


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are there any camping regulations around Manker Flats? Can I just sleep in my car overnight, would anyone care?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMunaretto wrote:
are there any camping regulations around Manker Flats? Can I just sleep in my car overnight, would anyone care?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMunaretto wrote:
are there any camping regulations around Manker Flats? Can I just sleep in my car overnight, would anyone care?


I've done that several times.  Never been bothered.  Pretty good idea if you're coming from far.  By 7 am, the ski lift parking lot is getting pretty full although there's always plenty of parking.

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