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Mount San AntonioLos Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Hiking avatar May 26 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.80 Miles 3,993 AEG
Hiking10.80 Miles   5 Hrs   38 Mns   2.34 mph
3,993 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break
 
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Mount San Antonio, aka Mount Baldy, has been on my peakbagging list for a bit and I decided to drive over to LA and hike this one.

We did a CCW loop by going up the Devil's Backbone and coming down the Baldy Bowl Trail.

The first 3.5 miles or so were on a service road with a fairly modest grade -- this portion of the hike reminded me of hiking up to Mount Ord. The views were great and I did not mind being on the service road.

Hiking on the Devil's Backbone was my favorite part of the hike.

The last part of the ascent was pretty steep -- we gained about 800 feet in elevation over the last 0.6 miles to the summit.

I can see why they call this peak Mount Baldy -- there are no trees at the summit, giving it the look and feel of a hike to a Colorado 14er.

The descent was steep and slippery -- we dropped around 4,000 feet over 4.25 miles. I was glad to have poles.

I liked the ascent route much better than the descent. If I did this hike again I'd consider going up and down the Devil's Backbone.

We did not see anyone else on the ascent, although there were a couple of people at the summit when we got there. On the way down, we met a fair number of people heading up.

I thought that the hike had some nice scenery and it was a good workout. If I lived in the area, I imagine that I would do this one every now and then.
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