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Ascent of Baldy Mountain on 2003-06-26

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Thursday, June 26, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baldy Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12441 ft / 3792 m

Ascent Trip Report

Philmont Rayado Crew 619-RM-5

June 25: Hiked west through Pueblano Ruins (8300') to Baldy Skyline (9460'), then to Miranda (8900') and finally Baldy Town (10000').
June 27: Baldy Town (10000') to Copper Park (10500'), up north ridge to summit, down southern trail to Baldy Town. Then through Ute Meadows (9300'), up to Baldy Skyline (9440') to Head of Dean (8700'), south to Santa Claus.

Trip continues to Bear Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8141 ft / 2480 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9641 ft / 2937 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7591 ft / 2313 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2441 ft / 744 m; Extra: 5150 ft / 1569m
    Loss on way in:5150 ft / 1569 m
    Route:Philmont
    Start Trailhead:Baldy Camp  10000 ft / 3048 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4491 ft / 1368 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3941 ft / 1202 m; Extra: 550 ft / 167m
    Gain on way out:550 ft / 167 m
    End Trailhead:Santa Claus Camp  8500 ft / 2590 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont Rayado (20 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-212547 ft / 776 m
2Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-243157 ft / 962 m
3Baldy Mountain2003-06-268141 ft / 2481 m
4Bear Mountain2003-07-01 19602 ft / 2927 m
5Black Mountain2003-07-01 2945 ft / 288 m
6Trail Peak2003-07-02 12990 ft / 911 m
7Bonita Peak2003-07-03 21460 ft / 445 m
8South Red Hills Peak2003-07-03 3425 ft / 130 m
9Mount Phillips2003-07-03 41541 ft / 470 m
10Lookout Peak2003-07-073619 ft / 1103 m
11Rayado Peak2003-07-08690 ft / 210 m
Total Trip Gain: 35117 ft / 10703 m    Total Trip Loss: 31554 ft / 9620 m



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