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Mount Baldy-West Ridge, California/Nevada


Prominence: 5 ft, 1 m

Elevation: 9040+ feet, 2755+ meters


Approx. Isolation: 0.3 mi, 0.48 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 9040 - 9080 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 9044 ft / 2756 m
    (Range 9044 - 9084 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Mount Baldy
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 16' 47'' N; 120° 0' 20'' W
39.279657, -120.005475 (Dec Deg)
758301E 4352087N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
Nevada
County/Second Level RegionPlacer (Highest Point)
Washoe
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Other Web Sites
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Adam Helman
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Jerry Brekhus
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Rich Wilson
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Craig Harris
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Dan Baxter
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Placer, CA by Adam Helman

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Lists that contain Mount Baldy-West Ridge:
     California County High Points (Rank #19)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #222)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #209)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #31)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2009-06-18 by Dan Baxter
     2009-09-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-09-16 by Ken Russell
     2011-01-24 by Jason Reed
     2012-06-24 by John E Sarna (GPS Track)
     2012-09-12 by Vic Hanson
     2014-10-05 by Scott Burley
     2014-10-18 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)

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In September, 2008, Jerry Brekhus of Montana noticed that the highest point in Placer County was this nondescript point near the California-Nevada state border, and not Granite Chief, long thought to have this honor. Many peakbaggers thought they had completed all the California county high points, but this change suddenly left them all missing one. Over the next few years, it is likely that they will all try to bag this little knoll to make sure they have finished the list.

Reports from those that have visited this point are that it is not a "liner" or "slope point", and that there is a low bump on the California side of the line that is clearly the high point.

Click on photo for original larger-size version.
The highest point in Placer County, CA is this rocky outcrop with an awesone view of Lake Tahoe (2009-09-04).
Click here for larger-size photo.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5 ft/1 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 45 ft/13 m
  Key Col: 9035 ft/2754 m
Isolation0.3 mi/0.48 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Baldy  (ESE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Carson Range
Drainage BasinsGreat Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest/Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Rose Wilderness Area
Topo MapMartis Peak O39120c1 1:24,000
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