Ascent of South Baldy on 2015-08-01

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Tim Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 1, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Baldy
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10783 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road which is open to a gate very near the summit is in good shape- we were quite confused when we saw a sign requiring 4 wheel drive to use the road- and then we even saw a Nissan Altima handling it fine. Maybe it frequently gets partially washed out and had just recently been re-graded?

We decided to park considerably lower than we needed to so we could enjoy a longer hike. There were plenty of decent turnouts allowing one to pick whatever length of hike one wants. Despite being on the road for several hours on a Saturday, we only saw two vehicles.

Coming down from the summit we saw a use trail that cut off the last switchback of the road, so we took it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1823 ft / 555 m
    Elevation Loss:1823 ft / 555 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1823 ft / 555 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Trailhead:Road @ 8960'  8960 ft / 2731 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1823 ft / 555 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Trailhead:Road @ 8960'  8960 ft / 2731 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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