Rob arranged this hiking trip up Mount Baldy, and four of us from orthopaedics joined in.
We left Loma Linda a little after 5:00 am. By 6:20, we were on the trail, ascending up the Baldy Bowl Trail, otherwise known as the Ski Hut Trail. At the Hut, we have breakfast over scenic views. The mileage varies, but on one report, it is 4.2 miles from the Manker Flat parking lot to the summit via the Ski Hut.
After an early lunch at the summit, we descend 3.2 miles via the Devil’s Backbone to Baldy Notch. We all get Gatorade at the lodge to rehydrate. From there, it’s 3.6 miles back to our cars.