Ascent of Bald Peak on 2017-08-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Peak
    Elevation:1620 ft / 493 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the state park parking lot and tried two ways to ascend this "peak"
The first I found some use trail down the side of the mountain and hiked them as far as I could but the green briers were the worst I have ever seen in my life. THe species in Oregon can get up to an inch in diameter with huge thorns. After shredding my arms and hiked up and summited but was not satisfied, so I ran into a lady that walks up the road every day and she recommended hiking down Bald Peak Road to SW Melott Road and I headed down there to the low point in the road and creek bottom and made that my second trailhead up.

Decent views; but hardly a state park. But thankfully a public place to grab a prominence peak. There was a crazy hot spell coming in. Today was just under 100F but they say by Thursday it will reach 107 or 108F. Incredible for the far northwest in summer!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:480 ft / 145 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
99F HOT!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:several see TR
    Start Trailhead:see TR  1240 ft / 377 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bald Peak2017-08-01 a480 ft / 146 m
2Cooper Mountain2017-08-01 b443 ft / 135 m
3Mount Sylvania2017-08-01 c450 ft / 137 m
4West Linn Peak2017-08-02481 ft / 147 m
7Cornell Mountain2017-08-03 a319 ft / 97 m
8Council Crest2017-08-03 b870 ft / 265 m
9Mount Scott2017-08-03 c40 ft / 12 m
10Kelly Butte2017-08-03 d193 ft / 59 m
11Powell Butte2017-08-03 e360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 3636 ft / 1108 m    Total Trip Loss: 260 ft / 78 m

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