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Hiking with a balance disorder: Creating a healthy mental dialogue

5.18.11 – timber mountain via icehouse canyon

5.4.11 – mt baldy via manker flat trail (up) and devil’s backbone (down)

5.3.11 – mount baldy – manker flat to sierra club ski hut

3.30.11 – manker flat to san antonio falls

2.4.11 – conquering the hell that is iron mountain

icehouse canyon-ontario peak-bighorn peak

icehouse canyon to icehouse saddle

got out for a nice, leisurely hike today with my friend natalie.   we did the standard route from icehouse canyon trailhead to the saddle via icehouse (not chapman trail).   ’twas beautiful out – about 72 and sunny.   If you haven’t done this trail before, I’d recommend it.   Even if you’re not a huge hiker, doing just a mile of this trail is beautiful, especially with the autumn colors (see pictures).   Otherwise, the distance is a hair over 7 miles or so with a gentle elevation gain throughout.

-springs are all cooking pretty well right now

-trail was crowded, but its still a peaceful place and most other hikers are way cool and respectful.

-ran into a ranger at the trailhead.   he was cleaning out the stalls.   one of the nicest, coolest rangers i’ve ever come across.   it’s always fun to meet cool people.

Icehouse Saddle via Cedar Glen loop