Friday morning - catching Ranger Kevin at his visitor center office.
A training hike along the beach.
We did descend to the beach; then on to Mike's gym club for his swim workout.
Saturday morning about 8:30 - ready to head up Mt Baldy from the Manker Flats TH.
More info here: .. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_San_Antonio ... and here: .. http://www.simpsoncity.com/hiking/baldy.html
RT distance is about 8.5 miles with a gain of about 3900'.
Well past the Sierra Club hut now, and meeting up with Danny - I think a doctoral student at Cal Tech and a great companion.
11:30 - atop Mt Baldy. :)
Far away I believe that's Mt San Jacinto (10,804').
In the distance, I think that's Santiago Pk (5690'), the high point of Orange County.
Telephoto - Mike and I topped this sucker long ago with Andrew.
Too long since our last peak together.
About 12:15 and ready to head down by the same route.
San Antonio Canyon to the south, which we drove up.
She sews her own bonnet.
View back up of Baldy Bowl.
A short visit to the Sierra Club's Ski Mountaineers' Hut, built in the mid-1930s
One of Mike's shots.
I think this guy was training for something like Denali.
Telephoto - summit slightly out of view at top.
All right - trail meeting dirt road; then back to the TH at 2:55. .. An awesome climb with an awesome friend.