Ascent of Mount San Antonio on 2012-11-03


Date:Saturday, November 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount San Antonio
    Elevation:10064 ft / 3067 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route: Manker Flats Parking Area --> Baldy Bowl Trail --> Summit --> Devil's Backbone ---> Ski Lift Service Road (located to the side of the restaurant.. and yes, I walked it. I didn't take the ski lift, lol)

For some reason, the times I've tried to go to Baldy, something happens...

The last time I went to Baldy was with my BFF Tom. We partied the night before so I had a huge hangover the next day. I was throwing up every few feet.

The night before this event, I worked until 1030pm. I didn't go to bed until 1130pm. I could not sleep for some reason. I almost cancelled. I got up at 4am and started driving at 430am. When I got to the road where Mt. Baldy & Ice House Canyon splits, I realized I didn't have enough gas to make it up to the Manker Flats Parking Area so I had to drive back down the road to Padua Street which is 10 miles. At this point, it was 6am. I was so pissed at myself.. LOL..( It wasn't funny at the time)

So I get gas and go up to the Manker Flats Parking Area. Good thing I gave myself enough time to get there. It was hella cold.

Oh and yup, I had to be at work by 5pm so I was rushing down the service road. Got to work and I was 30 mins early. Work starts at 530pm.. GRRRRR... Worked till 145am .. Halfway through the shift, I was so tired that the 5 hour energy drink I took didn't even work anymore.. hahaha...

Next time I go, I'm going to hike from the Village using the Bear Canyon Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3900 ft / 1189 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3900 ft / 1189 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Trailhead:MANKER FLATS PARKING LOT  6164 ft / 1878 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Time Down:4 Hours 

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