Last weekend we hiked up to the San Antonio Ski Hut on Mt. Baldy for Shawn‘s birthday. I was very worried about this hike because even though it was on the shorter side, only 3 miles, it was all up hill with a 2200’ foot elevation gain the biggest elevation gain I have done. Luckily we were sleeping at the Ski Hut which means we had less gear which meant a lighter pack. The initial ascent was rough but after that it wasn’t too bad and Shawn even commented that it was the most chipper I have even been on a hike (aka normally I am a huge complaining mess). It was a really cool hike. It was misty and rainy and there was large patch of snow we had to trek through which was definitely scary but we all made it. Once we got to the Ski Hut we hung out and played a variety games while we relaxed and had dinner. Alix made Shawn a vegan cookies and cream cake which she assembled on site and was delicious. In the morning when we woke up it was snowing, so I ran outside to enjoy it for a moment before making breakfast and packing up for the hike back to reality.