Ascent of Mount Wrightson on 2014-08-29

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Wrightson
    Elevation:9453 ft / 2881 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 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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