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Mt. Baldy, Northeast Face

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Mt. Baldy, Northeast Face  Reply with quote

Yesterday, Taco and I climbed the northeast face of Mt. Baldy.  We were on snow for about 2,500 vertical feet.  Here is my trip report.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, "all roads lead to Rome", but you guys took a long, tough one  Shocked awesome climb through some inhospitable terrain.

Do you know if the Ski Hut trail is clear of snow and passable without crampons yet?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
I've been wanting to do those last two for years!
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool hike and ascent Sam and Ryan!   Very Happy  congrats on coming up with the idea and finding the way (this time!)  though the first attempt looked fun too.  do you have any desire to go back and do it again?  i would like to give it a go if you do.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks.

mve: I heard that the Ski Hut trail is still partially snow-covered, but is passable without crampons once the snow softens.  Recent pics.

Norma: I probably won't be heading up that drainage again anytime soon, but Patrick might be game.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Guys!  Hey Sam I really like that new ipod feature on your blog.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TracieB wrote:
Nice work Guys!  Hey Sam I really like that new ipod feature on your blog.  Very Happy


Thanks Tracie!  Those are my home-recorded tunes.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recidivist!
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Nice job completing unfinished business so quickly.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PICHA TIEM


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bam: http://www.summitpost.org/route/6.../northeast-face-iii-ai2-610m.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice TR & pics!  Always wondered what it was like down 'dere... interesting.

Regarding the Summit Inn

From Dan's Hiking Page/website:

"In the summers of 1910-12, William B. Dewey and his wife built and managed the Baldy Summit Inn near the top of mountain. It included two small stone buildings and several tents. Guests rode horses and mules up from Camp Baldy (today's Baldy Village) for the most unique resort experience in the west. Fire destroyed the camp in 1913, and Dewey never rebuilt."

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I looked in John Robinson's SG's book and yep, there were two stone buildings.  JR said they were for food/supplies storage - Yogi & Boo Boo wanted too much free grub.

There are pictures of the tents in JR's book, but would love to see pictures of those stone buildings too - anyone ever seen one?  Longshot but ya never know...

Robinson also specified the fire was a cooking fire, tents and the rest toasted beyond repair.

Then it got me wondering - I know there's not much to burn up there, duh Baldy, but has a fire ever got to the top of Baldy?  Or high how up can a fire get in that area?

tia

Taco, getting that close to those snow pockets, are ya ever get worried what might be in there, or make that, what might pop outta there?  Or have I just watched too much tv?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only ever seen that single building. Any idea where #2 is?

Only fools like me hide in those snow rooms.
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