I thought Jessica might like Baldy so we tackled it together. She did great the whole way. At the top I let her decide on making this an out-n-back or a loop. The loop option "appeared" to be steeper so I was a tad shocked when she choose the loop.
The views heading down the northwest ridge are excellent on the top third. Some of the switchbacks are mini rock slides and... the loop won't be a regular for us
Wildflowers: cholla is the main show, a few other cacti varieties. What most consider wildflowers are microscopic. Even a few poppies if you squint!