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    Mt. Baldy rides

    A couple of years ago, I biked Baldy (nearly to the summit) but it wasn't all that fun.

    Looking at the map, it seems like there could be other interesting route on the mountain...

    Has anyone gone up to Baldy notch and then down the other side to Stockton Flat?

    How about up the Devil's Backbone route and then down the Bear Canyon/Mt. Baldy Trail? (not sure if that one is legal)

    What about up the Backbone route and down the Sierra Club Hut route? (Again, only interested if legal)

    Thanks!

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    The ridge around, and west of, Mt. Harwood is a Special Interest Area, which is kinda vaguely defined. It's my understanding that bikes are not allowed in this particular Special Interest Area, and are definitely not allowed west of the saddle between Harwood and Baldy - that's Sheep Mountain Wilderness. The road over Baldy Notch to Stockton Flat is open to bikes. The climb up Lytle Creek (I started in Scotland) to the Notch is loooong but technically easy, and the climb from Manker to the Notch is shorter and quite a bit warmer. Take lots of water for either route. The views from the upper half of either route are pretty darn impressive.

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    Thanks, ScottR1.

    I might give Baldy another try now...

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    bear flats might be the greatest descent in socal. trail drops 6000 feet in 6 miles, a brake dragger the whole way. the ski hut trail is good but you will walk 10-15% of it even if you are an awesome rider. and you will be doing about 1000 feet of brutal HAB to get to the summit for either one.

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    Bear Flats sounds great!

    Anyone up for that in the coming weeks/months?

    Ascend via the road to the notch, then Devil's Backbone Trail to the summit.

    Descend via Bear Flat/Mt. Baldy Trail, which ends in Mt. Baldy village...

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    i don't think bear flats is open for bikers... you might want to call the ranger and ask... i may be wrong though... let me know when you are planning to go... i am down for this... i backpacked that trail in late May... it's quite steep... and not many people hike it...

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    when u thinking of going?

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    I'm pretty flexible on the timing.

    Weekday, weekend...anything's possible.

    If you want, you can PM me with a few dates that work for you, and I'll let you know how they fit into my schedule.

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