Ascent of Mount Wrightson on 2014-08-29
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, August 29, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9453 ft / 2881 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the upper parking area, I hit the Vault Mine/Old Baldy trail at 12:30pm with a few clouds above. On the trail I only ran into two other hikers, early on near the start of the Vault Mine Trail, so it seemed the entire mountain was mine for the afternoon. Made Josephine Saddle in just under an hour and the Baldy Saddle a little more than an hour later, after stopping several times to photograph some short-horned lizards along the trail. At the summit the weather was perfect. Those earlier clouds had all burned away and other than a bit of haziness the views were grand. After a little time to relax on the summit and grabbing a few photos I departed and made it back to the upper parking lot by around 6:10pm.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3993 ft / 1217 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||Old Baldy Tr|
| Trailhead:||Madera Canyon Upper Parking 5460 ft / 1664 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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