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Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2007-06-18

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5802 ft / 1768 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Bald Mountain from Retson Rd at Stirling City. The route to Bald Mountain is not obvious and there is no signage for it. My AAA map shows Retson Rd-Concow Rd-Philbrook Rd as a paved connection from Stirling City to Philbrick Reservoir. However, Retson immediately becomes a dirt road, descending 3.4 miles to cross the West Branch of the Feather River. Thanks to directions from a lone roadside worker I happened to pass, I was able to patch my way without the benefit of a map to Bald Mountain. 2.2 miles from the Feather River bridge, turn left at a junction (a partial sign said "T-line") and proceed 0.5 mile to a disturbed area of logging activity. Here I turned right on a good dirt road for 3.5 miles to the open summit area of Bald Mountain, its Calfire L.O., and a full panorama. Lassen Peak, Brokeoff Mountain, and Spanish Peak were among the peaks in view.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Good
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
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