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Mount Baldy LoopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking18.22 Miles 2,906 AEG
Hiking18.22 Miles   8 Hrs   4 Mns   2.41 mph
2,906 ft AEG      31 Mns Break
 
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Got started on East Baldy at 0530. Cool and breezy, but not as cold as I was hoping it would be. Trail is in good shape. Saw one turkey, no hikers. Had to go over, under, around 55-60 downed trees, but all were easy. Saw a few patches of snow above 10,800' but nothing on the trail.

Headed over to the summit from the saddle. Nice breeze along the ridge. One large patch of snow at the usual spot, but it was easy to get over. Had a snack break up top. Saw a few hikers when I got back to the saddle.

Headed down West Baldy. Saw a couple more groups of hikers. Trail is in good shape, but about 95-100 downed trees, nearly all on the upper half of the trail. Somewhat more difficult to negotiate a lot of these trees. East is definitely better than West until they get the trees cleared. The lower half of West Baldy is still one of my favorite sections of trail in the state.

Crossover trail always has a little more up & down than I want to deal with at the end of a hike, but it didn't seem too bad today. All downed trees have been cleared, so that was nice. Finished up just after 1330. Great temps and weather all day. There was a little bit of haze from smoke, but not nearly as much as I was expecting; I could occasionally smell smoke though, but it was faint.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Mount Baldy Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Plenty of water flowing from the spring.
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