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Ascent of Baldy Mountain on 2007-06-27

Climber: Mike Evano

Others in Party:Drew Langfeldt
Luke Langfeldt
Andrew Mackredes; Peter Mackredes
others
Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baldy Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12441 ft / 3792 m

Ascent Trip Report


Trip in 2007 leading Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch. Date may be +/- 1 day.

Scout leading Crew was not best navigator; spent an extra 2 hours on trail as Scout learned some basics of orienteering. Made for a long hike, but the Scout learned, which is ultimately the point.

Summited in early afternoon with crew of 10. Area usually has heavy/severe thunderstorms at about 3 pm each day. In the face of a looming storm, we trekked down shortly after summiting. Tallest Scout's hair stood on end for a few minutes and I decided it was time for descent. No Scouts (or leaders) were hurt in the summiting of this mountain.
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My summit of Baldy in 2007 (2007-06-27). Photo by Mike Evano.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Thunderstorm
The storm emerged after ascent.



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