Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hiking near Baldy





When my friend B suggests a hike



I don't ask when



Just how soon

35 comments:

  1. Totally awesome and so nearby too!
    Do you go very early, on weekdays? How are the crowds?

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  2. Me again... Just back to say that the photos are really superb.
    Wanna a tag-along next time? (Warning thought - I'll slow you down big time...not from taking photos but from huffing and puffing.)
    The pool is sooooo beautiful. Is it going up from Chantry Flats?

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  3. I guess you could say Chantry is near Baldy. If this is CF. Whatever.

    But I like your temporarily base of operations. Don't really know where it is, but did you see any graffiti, bikes, actors, cats, or any other hiker/writers besides yourself?

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  4. Tash, let me check in with B. I know a willing hiker is always welcome.

    And for you and CP, "Yes, we have no graffiti, we have no graffiti today."

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  5. Gorgeous.

    Please stay behind the guardrails.

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  6. Looks plenty refreshing! On TV, in movies, in some T.C. Boyle stories, and your blog along with some others, I'm becoming more and more aware of just how steep your trails and topography are. When you get to a level stretch, give me a call. (Not so long ago, any preference for flatness over hills would have disgusted me . . . . Things change.)

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  7. Oh, love love love. Working my way back. That is beautiful.

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  8. What trail did you take? I wanted to take a trip to Baldy with M but we ended up at IKEA instead

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  9. Wow. Looks like an amazing place to hike. Put on some flip-flops, don't take any water or snacks and head on out!

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  10. I don't need to ask if you had a lovely time...

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  11. Speaking of which, last evening on Channel 9 they televised the rescue of two guys who got stuck on a 300-foot rock face in Chatsworth. The firemen had to rappel down and get them. It was very interesting actually. It wasn't nice, however.

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  12. Ok Mister Earl has made me feel bad about my silly comment. I had read (and agreed with) your Patch piece about the desperate need for people to learn how to prepare for and act when out in nature, so I shouldn't have been so glib. So no flip flops and don't forget water and gorp!

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  13. Don't feel bad, Katie. Your comment was funny, and you made a good point!

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  14. Nice, nice. Love to join ya sometime!

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  15. Love if you could come out here, Brenda.

    Katie, sound advice. I also won't wear a hat or sunscreen, but I will take food just so I can leave a wrapper behind.

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  16. I thought all roads lead to IKEA?

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  17. Excuse me for asking but what are we seeing in the second shot? A tipi?
    I certainly like the diving polar bear in the first one.

    Nice pics!

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  18. He or she is right about the polar bear in photo#1. In fact, I see two.

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  19. That sparkling, ice-cold water tempts me this hot afternoon in Pasadena. Not sure I want to meet polar bears, though.

    Tash is welcome to come along next time. It's not too crowded during the week. Adventure Pass required to park. PA, it's Icehouse Canyon, have you ever been there? Much better and less expensive than IKEA.

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  20. thar's something in them thar..

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  21. Quelle dommage. V won't be begging for a hike this trip. My knees are really bitchy lately. They prefer strolls with breaks for wine.
    V

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  22. Beautiful - and no graffiti! Hurrah!

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  23. Icehouse Canyon is next to Mt Baldy and less than an hour from downtown Los Angeles. There are streams, little pools, giant sequoias, and a trail that leads to the Cucamonga Wilderness.

    LH, isn't that something? After seeing how trashed things are at Eaton Canyon, I didn't expect to find everything so pristine and respected.

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  24. IKEA??? Did PA mention IKEA? Ok hot dog, but that hike on the list.
    V

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  25. sad to hear Eaton is so trashed. I miss 30+ years ago when only people who knew what they were doing (mostly), were on the trails. flip flops...oy. do NOT get me started.

    Virginia---of late, I have to agree with you, cranky knees with stops for wine meet my approval! My knees are reminding me of all the softball I played.

    Mr Earl---from what we heard up here, the guys in Chatsworth had the skills, just got stuck. Or so the "news" reported.

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  26. You all laughed at me in May, hiking in a dress and ballerina flats. I'm just not an outdoors girl. But I do love your pictures.

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  27. My neck of the woods! Definitely post-worthy photos.

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  28. Oh, I wish I had a B in my life. No one takes me hiking anymore. My partner is a city guy through and through. I'm going to have to get proactive.

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  29. Looks like it was a lovely day.

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  30. B sure knows the beautiful spots. Photos are gorgeous.

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  31. Are you sure you didn't sneak in a trip up to Mammoth???

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  32. Fab photos! Those forest green-hued creeks are like mint julep on the rocks on a hot summer day!

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  33. Beautiful. I haven't been there since my kids were really young.

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