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Trek to the Top

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District
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May 7, 2014                                                                          Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204

Trek to the Top


DIAMOND BAR, CA—Chaparral Middle School teachers and friends hiked to the top of Mt. Baldy on Saturday, May 2.

“We’ve been spending time getting ready with group conditioning hikes, running, triathlons, and walking to get,” said Science Teacher Robert Patterson.

After two months of training, the 12-person group made the strenuous hike to the summit and back.

The hike took about six hours in total, to reach the top of the 10,064-foot mountain and back.  Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains.

And just a week later, on May 10, six additional people will join the team for another trek to the top!


Chaparral Middle School teachers and friends of teachers took a moment to celebrate reaching the top of Mt. Baldy by spelling out the school name. Pictured left to right is Robert Patterson, Denise Loera, Ruben Loera, Lisa Langham, Rich Langham, Cyndi Hsiao, Nick Rodriguez, Emirick Haro, Angelica Infante, and Julia Patterson. Not shown are Pa Gonzalo and Ken Weeks. 

A dozen Chaparral Middle School teachers and friends climbed Mt. Baldy on May 2.