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Mount Baldy LoopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 12 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking17.19 Miles 2,949 AEG
Hiking17.19 Miles   9 Hrs   56 Mns   1.91 mph
2,949 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
 
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Started around 8am, it was breezy, but not too cool. Headed up East Baldy, it was pretty easy going most of the way. Some deadfall starting shortly before the spring. Enough to be annoying at times, but really not too bad. Saw several elk along the way. The higher I got, the windier it got. As I was walking through some dead trees along the trail, I wondered if I should hurry through them in case one fell. Sure enough, a few minutes later, one tree snapped and fell about 30 feet away from me. At the saddle, headed toward the summit, but the winds were super strong, enough to knock me over, so I turned around at the white man's summit. Headed down West Baldy. it wasn't too bad at first, but below me, I could hear trees falling. I reached the hillside where they were falling, and the trail was a mess. Lots of downed trees, and I watched several more come down. It was slow going navigating over, under, and around trees. Every big gust of wind brought the sound of another tree coming down, so I'm sure the trail now is even worse than when I went through. Once past that, it was nice again. The lower part of West Baldy is always a favorite for me. Finished up by taking the Crossover Trail back to the vehicle. Only saw a few people all day--5 on East, 3 on West. Nice day, despite the winds, and perfect temps.
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