Ascent of Baldy Notch Peak on 2016-07-02

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
. Maya
Winnette Butler -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baldy Notch Peak
    Elevation:7802 ft / 2378 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

Started out from Mankar Flat and then hiked road up to Baldy Notch; once up there we headed several hundred feet with maybe 100' gain over to the peakbagger bump called "Baldy Notch"; we passed over the top of that and then proceeded a bit further to the ski lift, which is actually the high point of the area. From there we head over to get onto the Devils Backbone trail; plenty of people out here hiking this one today. The trail is in good shape and is effortless to follow due to all the people heading up it. We took the right turn (north) onto a good use trail at about 9280' and headed up to the summit of Mt Harwood; from the summit we proceeded west, dropping down to the saddle beneath Baldy, and then headed up Baldy's east flank; numerous use trails meander across here, any one of them will get you to the top. This section is steep and a bit loose, some use trails seemed better than others. We just took our time and made our way up it to the top. There were probably 50 people on the summit. From the summit of Baldy we headed over to West Baldy on good use trail; no one else was on that summit. We returned pretty much the same way we came in, with a diversion along a short little ridge (several hundred feet horizontally and less than hundred feet gain) to a great little overlook just above the knife-edge section of the backbone; this little point is named "Devils Backbone" on peakbagger, and it's actually pretty cool - definitely worth checking out.

Mileage, gain, and time for entire trip: 15.0 miles, 4,690' gain,
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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