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101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert
by Jerry Schad and David Money Harris (Wilderness Press)
© 2013 Jerry Schad and David Money Harris/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.
Good trail. Pretty steep uphill most of the way, but at 3.2 miles it is not too bad. Great views from the top make it worth it.
Great Trail. Did it with my 12 year old son and a friend. The trails are a bit of a workout at times, but definately worth it. You can start from the falls or you can take the chair lift to the trail head on summer weekends. Enjoy a great Mt. hike close to most major So.Cal cities.
MANKER FLATS to SAN ANTONIO FALLS/ SKI HUT, BALDY BOWL to the TOP , DESCENDING on DEVILS BACKBONE TO SKI LIFT at Baldy Notch 8.2 miles: Very tough in the heat ( I have done it in 5-6 hours when cool and rainy) but we had to spell ourselves lao on the way up, wih a big break at the ski hut.
Regardless, what a SPECTACULAR hike, great inspiring veiws, spotted 3 mountain goats at the top who ventured very close, an DEVILS BACBONE is very aptly named, Scarey ptiches off to each side but quite walkable if you have your wits about you.
Relieved the ski lift was still open at 5:30 pm ( just know it usulayy stops at 5pm on weekends) but was luckily still open so we didn't have to triapse down the boring fire road to the parking lot. And we had had our visual and hiking fill in the heat. But a memorable, very adventuresome one!
Great Hike, steep from hut up to ridge. Also Trail a bit hard to follow accros the bowl after the hut. You wouldn't want to attempt it after sundown.
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