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Ascent of Baldy Mountain on 2012-06-26

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Baldy Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11014 ft / 3357 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trailhead for the Baldy Mt.Trail is on FR134 about 12 mi. from the forest boundary. The small sign is easy to miss. I didn't actually expect to make it all the way to Baldy Mt. today since I had already done two peaks and it was late in the day. I intended to scope out the route for a future climb. It's a well constructed trail. A few downed trees--as most trails in this forest district. Ascends steadily for the first mile to an abandoned forest road. Head left on it. It meanders through some meadows before heading up again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:949 ft / 288 m
    Total Elevation Loss:186 ft / 56 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:846 ft / 257 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 763 ft / 233 m; Extra: 83 ft / 25m
    Loss on way in:83 ft / 25 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Start Trailhead:10251 ft / 3124 m
    Time:1 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:103 ft / 31 m
    Gain on way out:103 ft / 31 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Time:40 Minutes



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