Mount Baldy-West Ridge, California/Nevada

Prominence: 5 ft, 1 m

Elevation: 9040+ feet, 2755+ meters

True Isolation: 0.04 mi, 0.07 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 9040 - 9080 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 9044 ft / 2756 m
    (Range 9044 - 9084 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Mount Baldy
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 16' 47'' N, 120° 0' 20'' W
39.279657, -120.005475 (Dec Deg)
758301 E 4352087 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPlacer (Highest Point)

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     Placer County High Point at Trip Report for Placer, CA by Adam Helman Trip Report for Placer, CA by Jerry Brekhus Trip Report for Placer, CA by Rich Wilson Trip Report for Placer, CA by Craig Harris Trip Report for Placer, CA by Dan Baxter Trip Report for Placer, CA by Adam Helman

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Lists that contain Mount Baldy-West Ridge:
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #31)
     California County High Points (Rank #19)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #209)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #223)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 216
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 198)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2009-05-13 by Bob Burd
     2009-06-18 by Dan Baxter
     2009-09-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-09-16 by Ken Russell
     2012-06-24 by Geoffrey Sarna
     2012-06-24 by JohnE Sarna (GPS Track)
     2012-09-12 by Vic Hanson
     2014-10-05 by Scott Burley
     2014-10-18 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2015-01-10 by Marcus Sierra
     2015-08-12 by Gary Kremen
     2015-08-21 by Barrett Wood
     2015-11-01 by William Inman
     2016-06-04 by Patrick Bergeron (GPS Track)
     2017-08-05 by Leif Anderson
     2018-06-23 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2018-07-09 by Jim Doyle
     2018-07-16 by Greg Sweel
     2018-08-11 by Joe Merlone
     2018-11-20 by Redd Sea
     2019-06-23 by Lisa Barboza (GPS Track)
     2020-06-17 by Chris Halsch
     2020-07-10 by Sean King (GPS Track)
     2020-09-26 by Robert Luher (GPS Track)
     2020-10-02 by Neil Smith (GPS Track)
     2020-10-25 by Rick Peterson
     2020-10-25 by Maria Peterson
     2020-11-12 by Patrick Wright
     2021-05-15 by John Fedak
     2021-06-28 by Chris Gilsdorf
     2021-10-08 by Greg Gerlach
     2022-02-20 by Yogini Jolly (GPS Track)
     2022-06-17 by Maxton C

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In September, 2008, Jerry Brekhus of Montana noticed that the highest point in Placer County was this nondescript point near the California-Nevada state border, and not Granite Chief, long thought to have this honor. Many peakbaggers thought they had completed all the California county high points, but this change suddenly left them all missing one. Over the next few years, it is likely that they will all try to bag this little knoll to make sure they have finished the list.

Reports from those that have visited this point are that it is not a "liner" or "slope point", and that there is a low bump on the California side of the line that is clearly the high point.

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The highest point in Placer County, CA is this rocky outcrop with an awesone view of Lake Tahoe (2009-09-04).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5 ft/1 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 45 ft/13 m
  Key Col: 9035 ft/2754 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.04 mi/0.07 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.2792, -120.005
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Baldy  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Carson Range
Drainage BasinsLake Tahoe
Truckee-Pyramid Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest/Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Topo MapMartis Peak O39120c1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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