Monday, July 8, 2019

July 4th 2019 Mt. Baldy

We decided to spend the mornings hiking on this holiday. We are very lucky to live close to some of the best trails in southern California. The Iconic Mt San Antonio Aka Mt Baldy; the Dome which on a clear day can be seen from just about anywhere in So Cal. When we arrived at Manker Flats the trailhead the parking area was already full. There was going to be plenty of company on the mountain today.

The valley below was overcast, but not a cloud in sight as we began the trek to the summit. We decided to ascend on the ski hut route then loop back by the backbone trail and the fire road. Just over 9 Miles. 

Can you see the ski hut in the distance? 

Plenty of others on the Summit 

10,069' above sea level 

We enjoyed the view then headed down by way of the devils backbone.

We made it back down the mountain and back home safe, to find out that while we were hiking there was a 6.4 Earthquake in Ridgecrest Ca that was felt throughout the valley. Another beautiful morning spent doing what we enjoy; spending time together in nature.

2019 Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Last month on June 15 Tanya broke out our trail shoes and headed up into the mountains. Big Bear to be exact to run the Holcomb Valley Trail Race. We have run the Ultra distance there a few times in years past; but this year we decided to run the 15 miler. The sun was shining and the temperatures began to rise early! The views of Big Bear lake were stunning and the snow on the distant peaks in the middle of June was special to see!

Another fun day spent together, doing what we really enjoy; running and hitting the trails.