Mount Baldy - Via Bear Canyon
will happen on Saturday, August 20, 2011
2 Hiking Enthusiasts
( 8 more spots left! )
The hike will start at the Mount Baldy Visitor Center in Mount Baldy Village. We'll go up the Bear Canyon Trail (6.4 miles; 5700 feet elevation gain), down the Devil's Backbone Trail to the Ski Lodge at Baldy Notch (3.2 miles; decrease in elevation of 2200 feet), and then down the service road to Manker Flats (3.5 miles; decrease in elevation of 1700 feet).
We'll meet at the visitor center at 7am, shuttle a couple of cars up to Manker Flats, return to the visitor center, and then begin the hike. When we're done with the hike, we'll shuttle back down to the visitor center.
Depending on the air quality, there could be great views of the San Gabriel mountains and the valley to the west going up Bear Canyon, then nice views of the high desert and the San Bernadino Mountains/San Gorgonio Mountain up on top of Baldy and down the Backbone.
Bring plenty of water for the hike up (food and water will be available at the Ski Lodge), sunscreen, an extra layer for up on Baldy (it can be colder/windy up there), and your other normal hiking essentials.
I have one Wilderness Parking Permit to use for Manker Flats. We'll need one for each car parked up at Manker (you can buy a single day use permit or annual pass at the visitor center).