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#12137 - 03/28/11 07:56 PM Mt. Baldy ski hut
rpm Offline

Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 65
Loc: San Diego, CA
I'm trying to plan a last minute trip for this weekend and learned about the Mt. Baldy ski hut. Earlier this winter I planned on Pear Lake, but poor weather conditions ended that adventure.

Anybody here been to the Baldy ski hut? Are there locations to dig out a camp spot near the hut. I read it's a steep 3 miles. I'll keep web surfing for more info, but any first hand information would be good.


#12139 - 03/28/11 08:29 PM Re: Mt. Baldy ski hut [Re: rpm]
Bee Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
There is a large group of people on the Whitney Portal Store Message Board who go to Baldy almost every weekend. Many of their trips revolve around the ski hut. It might be helpful to join the most recent trip discussion and ask some questions:
The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.

#12140 - 03/28/11 08:38 PM Re: Mt. Baldy ski hut [Re: Bee]
GandC Offline

Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 250
Loc: SoCal
I've been to the ski hut many times, although I've never camped there before. You can pretty much count on there being plenty of snow right now after the storm that this last week brought, and it is a nice and reasonably steep trail. Beautiful area though, well worth the effort to get there.
One day I'd like to hike the entire John Muir Trail and not leave a single footprint. -Randy Morgenson

#12145 - 03/29/11 05:05 AM Re: Mt. Baldy ski hut [Re: rpm]
+ @ti2d Offline

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 821
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
There is a "pad" between the hut and the outhouse. First come, first serve.
Have fun and enjoy the Gr8 Yd Opn.

#12147 - 03/29/11 05:39 AM Re: Mt. Baldy ski hut [Re: + @ti2d]
wbtravis Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1251
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
There is plenty of room around the hut but there are also a lot peeps. My guess is you will not have to dig anything out.

As for steepness of the trail, it goes up at least 800'/mile to the hut and there are a few spots that can get puckerish with a heavy pack this time of year. I would not screw around through these sections. Put on the fangs and whip out the axe.

Overall, it is a fairly benign trip but there are few exposed sections.