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Ascent of Bald Hill on 2019-01-04

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Hill
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:11428 ft / 3483 m

Ascent Trip Report

Karen started up and then stopped to chat on phone. Nice surprise hike. Parked where the access to national forest was and we saw snow mobiles running at the major turn up Jones Road which had been recently lowed by a blade to ensure access to the radio tower at the top. Jones Road is off Zebulon before the big turn back and does not show up on the road maps but it does show on the google aerial. This made this a nice microspike or snowshoe hike up the hill. The snow to the sides of the road were 2 feet deep snow and my snowshoes post holed horribly but with the blade to the top this is a nice local hike up to decent views. It is not really bald but the trees are stunted enough to make it a good place to view Gemini, Sherman, Loveland, and London. I want to come back and grab London!

This is a good place in winter to get quick training hike in when the maintenance road is plowed and it was today!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:233 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:233 ft / 71 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Maintenance road up to tower
    Start Trailhead:Junction with Jones Road   11195 ft / 3412 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Fairplay-7

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Point 10,289'2019-01-04 a64 ft / 20 m
2Bald Hill2019-01-04 b233 ft / 71 m
Total Trip Gain: 297 ft / 91 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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