While in Southern California giving slideshows Kurt took two climbs up Mt. Baldy. Conditions have been excellent this year. Lots of snow has fallen leaving a blanket that has consolidated well and is still hanging in there in the middle of April. With longer days and warm temperatures the snow won’t last long though. For now the snow makes possible fun and memorable days.
Here are a few pictures. The rest are here:
Mt. Baldy April 14, 2010: http://kurtwedbergphotography.com/Southern-California/Mt-Baldy/Mt-Baldy-April-14-2010/11845111_iBfKh#837680635_tRgrK
Mt. Baldy April 17, 2010: http://kurtwedbergphotography.com/Southern-California/Mt-Baldy/Mt-Baldy-April-17-2010/11874376_fadJX#839951467_bQ5rQ
The Baldy Bowl on April 14
The Baldy Bowl on April 17. It melted a lot in 3 days.
Bill Simon and Mike Tate enjoying perfect cramponing conditions ascending the Baldy Bowl.
Ron Case pauses high in the Baldy Bowl on a warm windless day and snow conditions that remained as good as they were 3 days before.
Summit photo on April 14. From left to right: Kurt, Mike and Bill
Summit photo on April 17. From left to right: Kurt, Stacy, Norm, and Ron
Mike and Bill looking back at where we ascended on April 14
Ron glissading down the Baldy Bowl