Ascent to Red Baldy-Boulder Field south of White Pine Lake on 1999-08-22

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Matt Dolan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 22, 1999
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Red Baldy - Boulder Field south of White Pine Lake
    Elevation:10500 ft / 3200 m
    Remaining Elevation:671 ft / 204 m (19% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Matt and I attempted Red Baldy from White Pine Lake as a day hike. We made it up to the lake just fine and decided to head for the pass between Red & White Baldy instead of just up the norhtwest face of Red Baldy (like my previous and subsequent ascents). The route wasn't the problem, the weather was. A typical August afternoon in the Wasatch includes a thunderstorm. We took shelter under some boulders to stay dry and avoid lightning. When it cleared up a bit, we headed back down. Lightning is dangerous on the high ridges of the Wasatch and not worth messing with just to bag a peak. We ended up just below the pass over to Silver Glance Lake but didn't quite top out on the pass or the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2796 ft / 852 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2796 ft / 852 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2796 ft / 852 m
    Route:White Pine Trail
    Start Trailhead:7704 ft / 2348 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2796 ft / 852 m
    End Trailhead:7704 ft / 2348 m

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