Ascent of South Baldy on 2019-07-27
|Date:||Saturday, July 27, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5988 ft / 1825 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThanks to Eric Noel for his excellent report!
Road gets a lot rougher after the bend at about 5000', sign here says road closed ahead though it's a couple miles to the gate and was open when we visited.
I wouldn't bring my Subaru beyond that point but others might push it, few places to turn around and we decided to stop at about a mile up the rough stretch where there is a good place to park our Xterra. The road wasn't any worse beyond but didn't want to take any chances and wasn't a long walk from there anyway.
I liked this one, good views and open meadows with a standing fire lookout, interesting scrambling up the granite summit rocks also adds to the interest.
One down side is that most of the trees near the top have burned a few years ago.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||608 ft / 185 m|
| Gain on way in:||608 ft / 185 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||5380 ft / 1639 m|
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