Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2000-06-25

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
Date:Sunday, June 25, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Elevation:9382 ft / 2859 m

Ascent Trip Report

The spur road for Bald Mountain is about 10 miles east of Sherman Pass on the Sherman Pass Rd. Follow it for 1.7 miles to park at a locked gate and walk the remaining 0.3 mile to Bald Mountain and Bald Mountain L.O. Unexpectedly fine views: Farewell Gap, the Kaweahs, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Langley, Olancha Peak, Telescope Peak (!), Owens Peak, Crag Peak, Sherman Peak, and the jumbled outcroppings in the Dome Land Wilderness. According to Carol, the L.O. guardian, San Gorgonio Mountain is visible on the clearest of days. The Bald Mountain Botanical Area, which surrounds the L.O. tower, is described as a "metasedimentary island in a sea of granite," and is home to 100 plant species
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:155 ft / 47 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Trailhead:9227 ft / 2812 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail

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