The Ceremony Locations

All pilgrims will meet at the Mt. Baldy Resort parking lot (6500 ft. elevation) and take the chair-lift up to 7800 ft. elevation (restaurant and bathrooms situated here).

Location 1: This is an easy 10 min. hike from the top of the chair-lift to a shaded area and is recommended for pilgrims not capable of a longer hike. The ceremony will begin at this location at 11:00 a.m.

Location 2: The main ceremony will be held here. This is a 30-45 minute hike from the top of the chair-lift through a beautiful and partially shaded forest to an 8600 ft. elevation. (See trail map.) The ceremony will begin at this location at 11:30 a.m.

Location 3: This is situated at an elevation of 9500 ft. It is a strenuous hike and will take (depending on fitness) up to 2 - 2.5 hours from the top of the chair-lift and is only recommended for people with good fitness and hiking experience. (See trail maps.) The path will be marked with arrows along the way. The ceremony will begin at this location at 12:00 p.m. (This hike is not recommended if you have any health concerns or do not exercise regularly. If in doubt, please check with a health care practitioner.)

Important items to bring

Arrival & Check-in

NOTE 1: Chair-lift Guidelines and Info:

NOTE 2: There is the option of hiking from the parking lot to any of the Locations without the use of the chair-lift. This is only recommended for experienced hikers in excellent condition. (See trail maps.)

Estimated hiking times without chair-lift:

to Location 1:  1 hour

to Location 2:  1.5 hours

to Location 3:  3+ hours

NOTE 3: Cell phones generally do not work up here!

The Ascent

The Descent

If you have any questions at all, please contact us.