Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2009-08-15
|Others in Party:||Claudine Parks|
|Date:||Saturday, August 15, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2729 ft / 831 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEight year old Justin's first peak! The 2.8 mile route to Bald Mountain is a nice combination of meadow and forest. Coming back in the early afternoon, it did hit 100 degrees, as we learned later, but it was not oppressive, as the trees and the breeze had a pleasant cooling effect. A wrong turn was taken on the trip down, but it was pleasant nonetheless, as it led to the "Old Red Barn" and allowed us to not only see, but hear, three red tailed hawks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||8.8 mi / 14.2 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.5 km|
| Route:||Lower Bald Mountain Trail to Bald Mountain Trail|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||High Ridge to Bald Mountain to Lower Bald Mountain|
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