Come Climb Mt. Baldy, California - 10,064 ft. peak! (6 Spots Available)

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  • Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • 8401 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt. Baldy, CA (map)

  • The Harwood lodge does not have an address but the nearest public address is at the ski lifts at 8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy. The Harwood Lodge is located on Mt. Baldy Rd, next door to the Zen Center and across the street from the Snow Crest Lodge
  • Strenuous 8.1 mile hike with 4,064 ft elevation gain.

    We will meet at Manker Flats gate, 8:25 am sharp and leave 8:30 am via the Ski Hut trail.  Trail all the way. 

    For occasional hikers there is also the Harwood lodge Sat dinner event, or a Sunday, 3 mile RT waterfall hike.

    Mt Baldy is the highest point in LA county and 3rd highest in Southern California. Deep snow may prevent safe summitting, and the leader will assess once snow area is reached. Plan to return the same day, or stay at the lodge, if you like.

    Difficulty: strenuous 
    Steepness: class 3-4 
    Elevation gain: App. 4,064 ft
    Distance: 8.1 miles round trip.


    Upper body: Beanie Balaclava, (2 base layers 1 insulated (down or synthetic jacket) 1 hard shell 1 pair of gloves (water and insulated proof)

    Lower body:  1 base layer, 1 soft or hard shell pants, 2 pairs of wool socks.

    Climbing gear:  Sun glasses, Hat, Gloves, Layered Clothing, backpacking or lug sole hiking boots. Tennis shoes not allowed. Optional: gaiters, hiking poles.


    2 litters of water minimum, lunch, and snacks, lip balm, sunscreen, pain med. first aid kit, camera etc.

    For more information about the hike, call Will at[masked] 8758.

    From the 210 West exit Mountain right and set your odometer to 0, the lodge is about 11 miles from the 210 FWY.  Exit Mountain, turn right follow to Mt. Baldy Road.  Go just past point where 2 lane road has a concrete median divider, and look for parked cars on left.  Park there and meet at locked gate.  

    From the 210 East the exit is Baseline, not Mountain.  

    Our Policies: 

    The organizers and members are not professional guides and are not trained to handle injuries, medical conditions or emergencies. We are fellow outdoor enthusiasts just like yourself.

    Please be aware that hiking, biking and other group activities are inherently dangerous. There are numerous occurrences of serious injuries, and even death associated with hiking, biking, backpacking and other outdoor activities. Your participation in any Mountain Communities Hiking event is entirely at your own risk. 

    By joining and/or participating in any Mountain Communities Hiking event or activity you agree to be fully responsible for your own safety and behavior and to hold the organizers and participants harmless from any loss, damage or liability that may occur during this event or while in transit to and from the event. 

    What this means is you agree to assume all personal risks and liability related to or resulting from any group activities, functions and events and agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. 

    In addition, by participating in any Mountain Community Hiking event you assert and agree that you have the appropriate skills, physical conditioning, equipment and supplies to properly participate in the events that you chose to attend and that your membership in this group is on an "at will" basis. 

    The organizers are not professional guides or trained to handle medical emergencies. Please carry a personal basic first aid kit and any medications you need.  Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense. 
    All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to these terms and conditions.  Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member. 

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