On Friday June 26 2009, my Mom and I went on such an awesome hike! After our aerobic classes that morning, we headed up to Mt. Baldy! We arrived there at about 1pm and headed up the trail! Our goal was to hike to the summit! The first half of the hike was cool. There were definitely some harry parts along the trail, but that made it even cooler! The halfway point was up to the ski hut (where us and about 20 other ladies are hiking up to in August and camping for the weekend). Since that was my first time to the ski hut, we walked around and checked everything out! I am so excited to camp there in August! We decided to continue on our trek to the summit. I'm not going to lie...the second half of the hike was the HARDEST hike I have EVER done! It was insanely steep and hard! But I loved every minute of it! It felt so good to finally do something that would kick my BUTT! From the car to the summit, we made it in 3 hours! We were so excited when we reached the top! People had made these rock formation things to protect them from the winds. I guess it gets very windy and dangerous up there! The view from the top was AMAZING! It was a 360 degree view and the sky was the brightest blue I have seen in a long time! After sitting down, taking off our shoes and relaxing for a few minutes, we watched the other hikers all get up and take off. It was almost synchronized looking! One of the hikers stopped by us and told us not to get too comfy because there is only 4 hours of sunlight left and its really dangerous if you have to hike in the dark. We were like, "How cool! These people are serious hikers to care so much about the time!" So, we decided to start our hike down, which only took 2 hours.
I had so much fun with my Mom and am so happy to have such an awesome Mom to do adventures with! The next day my Dad and his friend went and did the same hike, except they took a different way down, going on the Devils Back Bone! My Mom and I are going to take that way down next time! During part of the hike where you are on the "devils back done" it is drop off cliffs on both sides! They say that during the strong winds it becomes very treacherous! How exciting! We can't wait to do it!
Enough of the talking...now to the pictures!
The steep trail The hut that we will be camping at in AugustNatural springsThis area we hiked through was my favorite! It sounded like you were walking on hollow groundWe made it to the top! The hardest 10 mile hike I have ever done! So worth it!Rock formations to protect you from the windWoo hoo!Chowing down on our pb j's! They tasted amazing!Making our way back downOn our way down, these sheep/goat/deer looking things with white curly horns were right on the trail! They hurried up into the bushes when they heard us! So cool to see wild animals!
What a great hike!
What a great hike!