Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2012-09-15

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Melinda Hernandez
Collin Kamholz
Eric Kassan
Al Sandorff
Jose Witt
Austin Hubbuch
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Elevation:11562 ft / 3524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part one of a day hike trip in the Snake Range to summit several LVMC 50 Classics. Sequence was Bald, Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Wheeler, and Baker (both summits). Car shuttle was set up in advance.

Bald was a simple walkup from the main trail to Wheeler. Some talus and steeper sections on the slope up. Please note the stats are not for the standard route up from Wheeler Saddle. Not everyone who started had a Bald Mountain summit objective: some were just headed for Wheeler and/or Jeff Davis.

***See Baker Peak trip report for the GPS track for the entire hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1491 ft / 454 m
    Total Elevation Loss:684 ft / 208 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day with a few clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1491 ft / 454 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Wheeler Peak Trail, then up ridge
    Start Trailhead:Wheeler Peak Trailhead  10071 ft / 3069 m
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:684 ft / 208 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:South Ridge to Saddle
    End Trailhead:Wheeler Saddle  10878 ft / 3315 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Snake Jeff Davis# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bald Mountain2012-09-15 a1491 ft / 454 m
2Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 b2253 ft / 687 m
3Doso Doyabi2012-09-15 c449 ft / 137 m
4Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 d745 ft / 227 m
5Baker Peak2012-09-15 e735 ft / 224 m
Total Trip Gain: 5673 ft / 1729 m    Total Trip Loss: 7744 ft / 2360 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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