Mount Baldy Hike

Zoe and Martin hiked up the steepness of Mount Baldy without Gavin, who was sick with food poisoning of some sort, and Kathryn
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img_1969 Here's how Gavin spent his day instead of hiking.
Here's how Gavin spent his day instead of hiking.
img_1971 Crossing Silver Creek a couple hundred feet from the trailhead. This was the only water available on the route. The waterfall on the left appears to be an old...
Crossing Silver Creek a couple hundred feet from the trailhead. This was the only water available on the route. The waterfall on the left appears to be an old…
img_1972 Commence the uphill switchbacks. Thankfully there was plenty of shade since it was a little warm down low.
Commence the uphill switchbacks. Thankfully there was plenty of shade since it was a little warm down low.
img_1974 One of only 3 decision points on the hike. We chose the bottom one which led to blueberries and a very steep trail of loose dirt.
One of only 3 decision points on the hike. We chose the bottom one which led to blueberries and a very steep trail of loose dirt.
img_1975 We're going there! Actually, no, we're not. That's way too far away. It's Thorp Mountain, with its lookout, which is reachable from the trailhead we started...
We're going there! Actually, no, we're not. That's way too far away. It's Thorp Mountain, with its lookout, which is reachable from the trailhead we started…
img_1976 The south end of Kachess Lake.
The south end of Kachess Lake.
img_1978 Blueberry snack time. The lightly traveled trail had so many berries.
Blueberry snack time. The lightly traveled trail had so many berries.
img_1982 Once the blueberries ended it was time to crank up the steepness and make an almost vertical shot to the ridge.
Once the blueberries ended it was time to crank up the steepness and make an almost vertical shot to the ridge.
img_1983 Peekaboo I see you Mt. Rainier. It's funny how she just pops up while hiking.
Peekaboo I see you Mt. Rainier. It's funny how she just pops up while hiking.
img_1984 Lake Easton to the left and Kachess Lake to the right with I-90 somewhere in there.
Lake Easton to the left and Kachess Lake to the right with I-90 somewhere in there.
img_1986 Scragglemonster stump.
Scragglemonster stump.
img_1987 Up, up, up we go.
Up, up, up we go.