I have never gone up to the Ski Lifts. I've taken GMR through GRR to Baldy Lodge, and found the GRR rollers painful. I've taken Baldy RD to the Lodge, and although kind of dull, steady in a ACH sort of way. I want to go up there, via Baldy RD, and take GMR back down. Starting point is Encanto Park. I hate the idea of just going back on Baseline. But a friend insist it's better that way. What are your opinions on this? I'd like to hear if you like to go flat and steady climb to the icing on the cake, or climb and go back on the flat for a good recovery.