Leaders: Luella Fickle, Jack Trager
Seven hikers met by 7 am at Icehouse parking lot. We piled into Jack Trager's truck for the ride up the hill to the San Antonio Falls parking lot. We started hiking at 7:20 am. We reached Baldy Notch in 40 minutes. (I've done it in 30 minutes up under the ski lift, so the road route isn't that much longer.)
Jan Roblee had driven much of the night from San Francisco to be on the hike so she needed a food break just before the final push to Thunder. This was good as there is a nice tree and good view at the bottom of the last ski run. We took another short sign in break on Thunder, then hiked over to Telegraph for a longer look and food. Here, Larry Hoak caught us. He hadn't contacted me but wanted to join us so that he could take advantage of the car shuttle. He said that he seldom went with the HPS as we usually were too slow. I suggested a David Eisenberg, Barbara Cohen, Bobcat Thompson, or Joe Young hike. Now we were eight.
At the Telegraph spur junction, we passed Jim Barbour and two friends. They had signed up for the trip but arrived at Icehouse at 7:20. Come on - I never wait more than five minutes! They didn't catch us although we dilly dallied on Timber in the shade. After a good hike down Icehouse, we were back to the cars by 3:05 pm.
The others were Jan and Erv Bartel, Ron O'Brien, and Erich Fickle. Thanks to Jack and Erich for their help with the car shuttle. Thanks to Jack for the assist.