Monday, February 13, 2012
Mount Baldy is actually called the San Antonio Peak, nicknamed Baldy because it is bare without trees.
Suneel and I started in Baldy Village then continued onto Bear Canyon Road.
After about a mile and a half, we reached Bear Flats.
We continued northeast toward the Baldy Summit. We shared the trail with a large group of very kind hikers carrying roses in their backpacks for Valentine's Day. Lucky for us the petals trickled along the trail, just in case!
California is famous for dangerous fires and Mount Baldy is no exception. The Mount Baldy Fire Department has some very cool photos on their site, here is the link:
I am not only grateful to Suneel and the hike organizer Mark, I am very grateful to the Mount Baldy Fire department for risking their lives to save this forest.
I am going to have to do a whole blog on how I love hiking with Suneel. I love his 100% positivity & his hiking style. I must give full disclosure here, he keeps me on the trail. Here I am deviating while he waits for me to get back on track.
He never complains he just waits patiently and says "What did you learn?"
He is going to be a good family man and a patient father one day.
The famous Mount Baldy Sign.
I have one thing on my mind, I want to visit the dogs at the top. See my frozen hair?
These cute little guys helped me eat my lunch
Baxter was gentle, sweet and I wanted to bring him home to play with Baily. He was so gentle he ate right out of my hand without snapping.
If I had brought Baily she could have learned some manners from Baxter. I would have had to carry her at least 3/4 of the entire hike. Did I mention how much fun I had? We laughed, talked and had a bit of adventure too.