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Dawson Pk, Pine Mt. and Mt. Baldy via N. Backbone, 10/11/15

Our 3rd and toughest training hike,  leading up to our Cactus to Clouds hike on Oct 24.  

Stats as tracked by my GPS:
Dawson Peak, Pine Mt. and Mt. Baldy via N. Backbone || Distance: 13 mi || Duration: ~9 hours || Gain/Loss: 6,000′ || Net Elevation Gain (at Max Elevation): +2,040′ || Max Elevation: 10,068′ || Difficulty: Strenuous

Here is a link to the full trip report and photos:
 Dawson Peak, Pine Mt. and Mt. Baldy via N. Backbone, 10/11/15  

and some highlights:
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A few minutes before sunrise, near the summit of Pine

 
The moment I realize where the trail was

 
The climb up from Baldy-Dawson Saddle  

   
On the summit

   
Photo op with a SnackingBear

 
Back at the trailhead. Pine Mt in the large mountain behind us, Baldy or West Baldy can be seen in the distance (SB will know which one it is)
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tekewin

My favorite route up Baldy (for now). Such views.

From your mileage, it looks like you started at Guffy and the gate was closed.

Looks like everyone including the dog had a great time.

Good luck with the group on C2C.
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