Ascent of Bald Hill on 2016-04-07

Climber: John E Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Hill
    Elevation:755 ft / 230 m

Ascent Trip Report

Four days without rain and all the trails up were finally clear -- of all but a few patches of mud. The Reservoir Road parking lot was filled when I arrived around 6 pm. First time since Oct that I saw so many people (a couple dozen) on the trail and bike path access, However, the north-side trail was empty, except for one couple hiking up. Three varieties of flowers made their first appearance but also some poison oak. Visibility was pretty good, being able to just make out Mt. Jefferson, about 80 miles away, in the hazy eastern skyline.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:535 ft / 162 m
    Total Elevation Loss:535 ft / 162 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:455 ft / 138 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 425 ft / 130 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:east side
    Start Trailhead:Reservoir Road  330 ft / 100 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:505 ft / 153 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 425 ft / 130 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Gain on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:north side
    End Trailhead:Reservoir Road  330 ft / 100 m

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