Album: Mount Baldy (8x)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
1/19/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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1/19/2006 6:20:42 AM
6:20am. The group prepares to embark. 
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1/19/2006 6:23:02 AM
 
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1/19/2006 6:41:24 AM
Up the road we go 
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1/19/2006 6:47:23 AM
First glimpse of the conditions above: surpisingly little snow in the bowl 
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1/19/2006 6:52:51 AM
One of several fallen obstacles along the trail 
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1/19/2006 6:56:41 AM
6:56am. The Baldy bowl glows in the early morning light. 
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1/19/2006 7:10:52 AM
Kurt's Rock. The trick here is to walk up the rock without using your hands: trivial for Kurt, somewhat more challenging for the rest of us. 
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1/19/2006 7:11:03 AM
Richard gives it a go. The exposure is intimidating. 
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1/19/2006 7:12:12 AM
Now it's Kent's turn. This rock has defeated many climbers. 
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1/19/2006 7:12:29 AM
Matthew Ashcraft 
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1/19/2006 7:18:28 AM
 
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1/19/2006 7:18:41 AM
Kurt and the others on the ski hut trail 
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1/19/2006 7:38:02 AM
The ski hut is always a welcome sight 
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1/19/2006 7:38:10 AM
 
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1/19/2006 7:38:22 AM
 
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1/19/2006 7:44:14 AM
Arrival at the ski hut 
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1/19/2006 7:45:10 AM
A few photos and then we take a short break in the warm comfy hut 
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1/19/2006 7:45:52 AM
Inside the hut: Kurt, Kent, and Matthew 
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1/19/2006 7:47:46 AM
The hut is quite nice 
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1/19/2006 8:04:15 AM
Plaque in recogition of John Wedburg's 765+ ascents. This is truly an extraordinary accomplishment. 
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1/19/2006 8:04:25 AM
John Wedburg 
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1/19/2006 8:04:50 AM
I need to buy some of this 
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1/19/2006 8:06:32 AM
The hut has a warm stove! 
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1/19/2006 8:06:53 AM
Kurt and Matthew 
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1/19/2006 8:07:05 AM
The hut also has a kitchen and running water. It even has electricity from some solar charged batteries. 
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1/19/2006 8:14:15 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:14:38 AM
About the hut 
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1/19/2006 8:14:57 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:18:03 AM
As seen from the hut, the left side of the bowl had better snow coverage 
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1/19/2006 8:24:53 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:24:57 AM
We follow the trail over to the South end of the bowl 
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1/19/2006 8:25:08 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:26:13 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:26:24 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:41:37 AM
Just after entering the wooded portion beyond the bowl we ascend up firm snow (with crampons and ice axes) to the ridge 
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1/19/2006 8:41:41 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:48:31 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:48:35 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:48:38 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:53:05 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:53:15 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:53:57 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:54:00 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:54:03 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:56:28 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:56:34 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:56:37 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:58:14 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:58:18 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:58:25 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:58:28 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:58:34 AM
 
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1/19/2006 8:59:23 AM
Ah, wonderful manzanta. Oh wait, I hate mazanita. 
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1/19/2006 9:05:26 AM
Red, Yellow, Blue. Nice color combo. You can tell that it got windy because everyone has their hoods up. Once we reached the ridge we took our crampons off but it would have been better had we kept them on a bit longer. 
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1/19/2006 9:05:30 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:05:33 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:07:26 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:07:32 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:30:33 AM
Kurt and Matthew 
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1/19/2006 9:30:53 AM
Richard, Kent, Bob 
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1/19/2006 9:32:03 AM
Kent Ashcraft 
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1/19/2006 9:32:06 AM
Richard Piotrowski 
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1/19/2006 9:50:31 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:50:36 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:50:39 AM
 
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1/19/2006 9:50:47 AM
Bob 
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1/19/2006 9:50:55 AM
Not too much further now 
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1/19/2006 10:06:55 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:06:58 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:07:04 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:13:23 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:13:26 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:15:14 AM
Only minutes from the summit now 
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1/19/2006 10:19:52 AM
West Baldy 
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1/19/2006 10:19:55 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:19:58 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:20:04 AM
Alan awaits the arrival of the rest of the group on the summit 
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1/19/2006 10:21:04 AM
Kurt and Alan 
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1/19/2006 10:21:21 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:21:24 AM
Baldy's barren summit 
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1/19/2006 10:24:52 AM
Took this shot by accident. 
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1/19/2006 10:26:03 AM
 
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From left to right: Bob, Rick, Richard, Kurt, Alan, Matthew, and Kent. 
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1/19/2006 10:27:12 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:28:42 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:28:45 AM
West Baldy 
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1/19/2006 10:28:50 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:28:58 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:32:43 AM
We head down to the southeast 
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1/19/2006 10:32:48 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:34:01 AM
Check out this section of solid ice! 
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1/19/2006 10:36:12 AM
Kent and Matthew crampon down the snow. The rest of us used the scree 
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1/19/2006 10:36:15 AM
 
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Beginning the scree descent 
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1/19/2006 10:36:25 AM
 
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Watch your step! 
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1/19/2006 10:36:33 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:41:15 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:41:19 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:42:59 AM
Matthew descends via the snow 
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1/19/2006 10:43:02 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:52:30 AM
 
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Half way down we stop for a moment to regroup 
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1/19/2006 10:52:36 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:53:48 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:54:03 AM
 
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1/19/2006 10:54:07 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:00:16 AM
Traversing a slippery strip of snow 
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1/19/2006 11:00:32 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:03:25 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:03:30 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:03:40 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:03:44 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:08:16 AM
Can you say "scree"? 
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1/19/2006 11:08:19 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:10:27 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:10:33 AM
Another shot of the southern end of the bowl 
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1/19/2006 11:12:53 AM
Kurt, Matthew, and Kent 
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1/19/2006 11:21:00 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:21:20 AM
Almost back to the hut 
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Frank and Sarah joined us just before we got back to the hut 
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1/19/2006 11:44:49 AM
 
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1/19/2006 11:45:06 AM
 
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1/19/2006 12:06:06 PM
 
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1/19/2006 12:06:17 PM
Back down the trail we go 
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1/19/2006 12:07:03 PM
One more attempt on the wall of death 
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1/19/2006 12:07:08 PM
Nice moves! 
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1/19/2006 12:25:13 PM
 
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1/19/2006 12:25:20 PM
 
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1/19/2006 12:26:00 PM
 
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1/19/2006 12:31:17 PM
San Antonio Falls 
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1/19/2006 12:31:23 PM
San Antonio Falls 
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San Antonio Falls 
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1/19/2006 12:40:01 PM
Just another minute or two till we reach our cars. Bob, Alan, Richard, Kurt, Matthew 
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1/19/2006 12:40:20 PM
 
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1/19/2006 12:44:19 PM
Final group shot: Rick, Bob, Kurt, Richard, Kent, Matthew, Alan.