Temescal Canyon, tk5
Temescal Canyon, tk4 Parker Mesa, take 2
Del Cerro Park
Temescal Canyon, tk 3
Mt. Baldy, take 2
Temescal Canyon/Skull Rock
Parker Mesa Overlook
San Gabriel Peak
Hiking Mt. Baldy
Hiking Mt. Baldy (aka Mt. San Antonio) via the waterfall, Baldy Bowl/Manker Flat to the Sierra Club ski hut, then the summit, then back down via the Devil's Backbone trail. We normally wuss out and do the ski lift down to save our knees, as we did this time.
We paced ourselves much better than previous attempts, clean air (no fires burning half of LA County!) and more experience evidently helps. Total time was about 5.5 hours, actual hiking time up was 2:22, 3.8 miles and about 4200' gain; 1:05, 2.7 miles and 2250' loss down. The official trail guide says 4300' gain, but I know I started the GPS a bit late. Oops.
So we're definitely getting faster. Bethany, Dylan, and Jerry hauled butt up, they were crazy. View was nice, though, and it was crowded with other hikers, plus a nice flag memorializing September 11, 2011.
Boston Cafe (aka Jerry's second job) for dinner after. Nom nom, dinner special (steak!) and then special B (lobster tail + German pork knuckle). Quite good!