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Mt. Baldy Fail

May 15, 2011

After a low-key Friday and Saturday, we woke up Sunday morning to try to hike Mt. Baldy.  It was sunny near the beach when we left, but an hour away at the foot of the mountain, it was raining/sleeting.  We decided to start up anyway, knowing that today probably wasn’t our day to reach the 10,064 foot summit.

After about 3 miles, we turned back.  My fingers were cold, the trail was a little snowy, and we just didn’t have the drive to keep going. Mt. Baldy, we’ll be back!

The good news is that the hike was almost all uphill for the first 3 miles (obviously downhill when we turned) and we both felt good.  I have been much more focused on running than hiking, and I was worried I wouldn’t be strong.  This was largely a training hike for our hope of doing half dome in two weeks (providing it is even open), so in that sense, it was a success.  I think we’ll be fine.  Actually, I think there is a good chance the cables won’t be up, negating the whole hike anyway.

We treated ourselves to a dinner we’d been talking about for 2 weeks – delicious gourmet burgers at 26 Beach in Venice.   Delicious, and since it was 3 and we hadn’t eaten since breakfast, we devoured them.

Total  costs this weekend were about $15 worth of gas to get to mt baldy and $40 for the dinner.  Not so bad!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2011 5:32 am

    It’s beautiful. I wish there were places like that to hike around here!

  2. May 16, 2011 7:15 am

    Gorgeous view! It’s nice to get out and hike even if you don’t meet your goals for the day. Sounds like you had fun regardless of the weather which is the important part.

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