This last weekend, agent00111 and I met up to do an overnighter on Mt. Baldy, one of the peaks over 10k in SoCal.
The weather called for winds and a dusting of snow. We figured it was a good opportunity to test out our gear.
We started the trip at 6,000 feet, at Manker Flats, below the overcast, with a slight sprinkle of rain, to keep us cool on our steep ascent to the summit. The Ski Hut Trail ascends from 6k to 10k in about 4 miles. About 1500 ft up we broke through the clouds and were rewarded with some spectacular views. We set up camp for the night on a ridge at about 6800ft. The video link is below where you can enjoy the views that we had and you can see how well the Superfly performed in high gusts of wind. The next morning we took off early and made the summit by 8am and then descended via the Devil's Backbone, a narrow trail with over 700-1000 foot slopes on either side. It was a great weekend!