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Ascent of Baker Point on 2000-06-26

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
Date:Monday, June 26, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Baker Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7754 ft / 2363 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Greenhorn Summit Pete and I first bushwhacked up Portuguese Peak this morning, then continued via Portuguese Pass and Tobias Pass to drive up to Tobias Peak L.O. From Tobias Peak we returned the short distance to FSR 24S24, following it to FSR 23S16, then FSR 24S02 to the TH for Baker Point. The hike to the grandly situated Baker Point L.O. is short (1.2 miles) with a net gain of only 350', although with the ups and downs, the cumulative gain may be twice that. The trail, with several fallen trees across it, appears lightly traveled, but is in good shape. The L.O., long abandoned, overlooks Kernville 5,000' below and offers sweeping views of the Kern River drainage.. The Baker Point HP is about 100 yards above and to the west of the L.O. Here there is the VABM and a well preserved register book with relatively few sign-ins. We concluded this tour of the Greenhorn Mountains by driving FSR 23S16 (aka Sugarloaf Rd, Forest Hwy 50), now paved, 14.5 miles to Parker Pass Drive and in another 4.5 miles to Parker Pass.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1050 ft / 319 m
    Extra Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Baker Point Tr
    Trailhead:Baker Point TH  7404 ft / 2256 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Good



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