The 46th Annual Run to the Top (of Mt Baldy), was my first and the event's first as well. As we drove to the race on Labor Day (09.05.11), I noticed a lot of clouds and then saw lightning as we drove over the Grapevine. Since Mt. Baldy is over 10,000 feet high, I realized that this was not a good thing. When we got to the 210, it rained a little and the light show continued.
As we drove the 15 miles from the 210 to the start, the weather looked a little better but I still had my doubts that the race would go on or that we would get to the summit. I have never been to Baldy and it is kind of cool that it is so close to civilization. If you leave nearby, it is definitely a great training area.