Mt. Baldy has long been one of my favorite races. The seven mile course starts at the parking lot for Mt. San Antonio Ski Lift, elevation about 6,000 feet, and finishes at the very top of the mountain, at 10,064 feet above sea level. The course plays right into my strengths. With the exception of the first half mile, it is all uphill, but the trial is not overly technical. If I ever have to pick a course for a match race, this will be the course I choose.
|The drive out to Mt. Baldy is often beautiful|
|The Start Line: Number 552 is Robert Leonardo, a highly accomplished local runner about my age who almost always finishes ahead of me. This is only the second time I bested him.|
|Mile 6 or so|