Ascent of Mount Baldy on 2010-05-24

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Monday, May 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Baldy
    Elevation:4974 ft / 1516 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove to this one from Negro Ben Mountain. Tallowbox Mountain is a little further out the ridge to the west. I parked along the road on the north side and started following a bermed old logging road that was severely overgrown. I was bushwhacking on the road. It climbed steadily first going east to a switchback and then to the west of the summit where it switchbacked again. I kept following the old road hoping it would lead to the summit, but it finally started heading down and south away from the summit. I climbed the steep slope under a forest cover up to the summit. It is a little brushy on the summit and the high point is in the middle of a California Live Oak tree. going down I went down the east ridge to the first switchback and then followed the road back to my truck.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1167 ft / 355 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:North Side
    Trailhead:3807 ft / 1160 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack

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