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Mount Baldy LoopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking18.21 Miles 3,011 AEG
Hiking18.21 Miles   8 Hrs   37 Mns   2.64 mph
3,011 ft AEG   1 Hour   43 Mns Break
 
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Since my entire Friday & Saturday was spent doing kid friendly activities in the Show Low area, Sunday was my day to do a real hike, and getting back up to Baldy had been on my list for a while. Got started around 6:30am. I had taken two motrin before I drove over with the hopes it would minimize the broken toe pain. It helped, but I still felt every step. Oh well, that's life I guess, I slowed down a little on the pace, and threw in some breaks I wouldn't have normally taken on the downhill, and it really wasn't too bad.

I headed up East Baldy, which is definitely my preferred way up. Nearly all of the snow on the trail is gone--only a few small patches remain, and they will probably be gone within a week. There are some downed trees, but not nearly as many as I was expecting. Once at the top of the trail, the winds really picked up while I headed over to the summit. Once there, I found a place to sit that was shielded from the wind, had a snack, got some pictures, and I rested my foot for a while. Views were pretty limited, as there was smoke in nearly every direction.

I headed down West Baldy, which is where I saw most of the other hikers for the day. There is some downfall on West Baldy too, but again, not that much, and no snow is left. Took another snack break by the creek, then took the Connector trail back over to East Baldy. The meadows along the connector were gorgeous, and the grasses blowing in the wind made for a nice sight. I also saw seven or eight elk, but that was it for wildlife for the day. Finished up shortly before 3:30. Perfect hike for the day, with great weather, and other than the few downed trees, the trail was in great shape.
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