Back row (left to right): Blake Jones (guide), Steven Truemper, Tiffany Cook, Chris Cook, Chris Saxton, Bill Matthews, Jim MacGillivray, Tim Barnes; middle row: Cynthia Truemper, Amanda Lewis, James Livermore, Rick Thom, Randy Saunders, Barbara Saunders, Marianne Graham, Charlie Saunders, Jon Thompson; front row: Jeff Schirtzinger (guide), Bill Terrell, Kathy Leach, Steve Lewis, Michael Hunstad, Michael Riojas, Laura McMillan. (Jon Thompson photo, or at least it was his camera.)

Back row (left to right): Blake Jones (guide), Steven Truemper, Tiffany Cook, Chris Cook, Chris Saxton, Bill Matthews, Jim MacGillivray, Tim Barnes; middle row: Cynthia Truemper, Amanda Lewis, James Livermore, Rick Thom, Randy Saunders, Barbara Saunders, Marianne Graham, Charlie Saunders, Jon Thompson; front row: Jeff Schirtzinger (guide), Bill Terrell, Kathy Leach, Steve Lewis, Michael Hunstad, Michael Riojas, Laura McMillan. (Jon Thompson photo, or at least it was his camera.)

“We gathered at Registration after breakfast to begin signing in, meeting our guides, collecting food and group gear, buying last minute necessities from the Tooth of Time Traders, and cramming all of the items into our packs.”

First group hiking out of Baldy Town. Jon Thompson photo.

First group hiking out of Baldy Town.
Jon Thompson photo.

Snowed in at Baldy Town. Jon Thompson photo.

Snowed in at Baldy Town.
Jon Thompson photo.

“We explored around Baldy Town and took snow pictures. But we spent most of the day in the relative warmth and comfort of the museum cabin, substituting a dinner for a lunch for two hot meals.”

Playing cards in the Baldy Town cabin. Jon Thompson photo.

Playing cards in the Baldy Town cabin.
Jon Thompson photo.

Enjoying the Baldy Town cabin. Bill Terrell photo.

Enjoying the Baldy Town cabin.
Bill Terrell photo.

Enjoying the comfort of the Baldy Town cabin. Jon Thompson's camera.

Enjoying the comfort of the Baldy Town cabin.
Jon Thompson’s camera.

“After dinner our guides gave us two options for the remainder of our Autumn Adventure: hike out the next morning or stay at Baldy town and hike out the following day. The storm had changed the game.”

Michael Riojas and tent during the big snow, Baldy Town. Jon Thompson photo.

Michael Riojas and tent during the big snow, Baldy Town.
Jon Thompson photo.

“About ten inches of snow fell during the night, and the tents looked like snow-covered boulders.”

Laura McMillan and Chris Saxton with Gunther the snowman. Jon Thompson photo.

Laura McMillan and Chris Saxton with Gunther the snowman.
Jon Thompson photo.

“Using gold pans as scoops they built a magnificent snowman between the museum and commissary cabins.”

The group that stayed an extra day at Baldy Town. Jon Thompson photo.

The group that stayed an extra day at Baldy Town.
Jon Thompson photo.

Baldy Summit Group at the top. Jon Thompson photo.

Baldy Summit Group at the top.
Jon Thompson photo.

“We hiked the ridge to the remains of the cabin and mine at the base of Baldy Peak, then scrambled the last few hundred yards to the summit. Ominous, dark clouds formed to our west as we took a group photo.”