Ascent of Mount Baldy on 2010-05-24
|Date:||Monday, May 24, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4974 ft / 1516 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove to this one from Negro Ben Mountain. Tallowbox Mountain is a little further out the ridge to the west. I parked along the road on the north side and started following a bermed old logging road that was severely overgrown. I was bushwhacking on the road. It climbed steadily first going east to a switchback and then to the west of the summit where it switchbacked again. I kept following the old road hoping it would lead to the summit, but it finally started heading down and south away from the summit. I climbed the steep slope under a forest cover up to the summit. It is a little brushy on the summit and the high point is in the middle of a California Live Oak tree. going down I went down the east ridge to the first switchback and then followed the road back to my truck.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1167 ft / 356 m|
| Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route:||North Side|
| Trailhead:||3807 ft / 1160 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
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