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Yates Mountain (Barrier Lake Lookout)
This is my last day of the Christmas solo adventure. My original plan was to scramble up Mt. Baldy, a moderate scramble. But the wind speed was approaching the craziest that I’ve ever experienced before. I can barely stand on the ground. So it might not be safe to do scrambles with some exposures. Yates Mountain is a good alternative located near Mt. Baldy, and it’s just a hike, mostly in the trees. The summit is also called Barrier Lake Lookout.