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Ascent of Bald Hill on 2017-01-10

Climber: John E Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Hill
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:755 ft / 230 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first time up here this year due to unusual snowfall in the Willamette Valley which didn't melt off quickly due to the cold. It would have been a nice climb on these cold days, but my time was spent keeping my house and kids out of trouble. While the melt was now on, most of the trail was covered in wet snow and ice with minimal amounts of mud I usually find here in winter. Tracks in the snow suggested a number of people had been up recently, but I saw no one on this climb. There were no views from the top due to fog.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:470 ft / 143 m
    Total Elevation Loss:470 ft / 143 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:440 ft / 134 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:north side trail to east side trail
    Start Trailhead:Oak Creek Trailhead  315 ft / 96 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:470 ft / 143 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 440 ft / 134 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:west side trail
    End Trailhead:Oak Creek Trailhead  315 ft / 96 m



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