Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2013-07-14

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1164 ft / 354 m

Ascent Trip Report

Picked a HOT day to finish the county high-points of New Jersey. Brought plenty of water and parked at a pull-out at the corner of Mountain Road and Stag Hill Road. I had the GPS track from Greg Slayden printed out, so it was easy navigating. The one confusing part is the Gas Pipeline right of way and the atv trail to Bald Mountain parallel for a short distance. When you see the atv trail head Northwest, follow it. The highpoint seemed south of the radio towers. From Bald Mountain, I followed the trails/atv trails to Herman Hill, and Drag Hill.

Note that this area was pretty trashy. There were abandoned cars along the pipeline right of way, and the two stone house ruins looked like they were hangouts, judging by the massive amounts of trash. Probably not a place you want to be at night.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:339 ft / 103 m
    Trailhead:Mountain and Stag Hill road  825 ft / 251 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Part of Trip: Bald Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bald Mountain2013-07-14339 ft / 103 m
2Herman Hill2013-07-14 
3Drag Hill2013-07-14 
Total Trip Gain: 339 ft / 103 m    Total Trip Loss: 339 ft / 103 m

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