MOUNT BALDY, Calif. – A hiker who fell to her death Jan. 8 while hiking on Mt. Baldy has been identified by her family.
Crystal Paula Gonzalez-Landas was identified as the deceased. She leaves behind four children.
“Many know her as the dancing hiking queen or hiker for life. She’s known in the community for her fearless hikes, and daily dose of inspiration. More importantly she was an amazing mother of four, a sister and a friend to everyone she met. She is the personification of strength, love, and beauty. She was a beacon of light to everyone who knew her and was always ready to lend a helping hand.”
The family has setup a GoFundMe to help with funeral and burial expenses and if you wish to donate you can click here.
Crystal’s good friend, Agustin Yerena from yerenas_adventures, has also setup a verified GoFundMe to support her children.
Within the past two weeks, two hikers have slid on ice on Mt. Baldy and both succumbed to their injuries. Many fall victims are reported on the same mountain in the winter season. We encourage hikers to please come prepared and hike responsibly. Wear appropriate clothing for the colder weather conditions and have the proper snow and ice gear with you.