Ascent of Big Bald Mountain on 2013-06-13

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dean Molen -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Bald Mountain
    Elevation:9303 ft / 2835 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dean and I drove to the trailhead for Big Bald using the roads on the west side of the range. We took the road to Overland Pass at the south end of the Ruby Mountains. The Barrick Mine Road is a terrific road on the west side of the Ruby Mountains. In my Benchmark Atlas, the road is numbered 006. We drove east on this road for about 4.2 miles from the Barrick Mine Road to an unmarked road that goes south. This is an ok road and 4WD is not really required but high clearance was nice.

I zeroed my odometer and went 2.6 miles to a fork and turned left, at 5.2 miles we reached the top of a ridge and turned right, and at 5.7 miles we stopped at 8375 ft on the east slope of Big Bald.

It was an easy hike through grass and short brush up to the summit where there is a communication tower. There is a great view of the mine from the summit. The road to the communication tower goes through the mine and there is restricted access on the roads in the mine area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:901 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:East Side
    Trailhead:8402 ft / 2560 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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