Ascent of Baldy Peak on 2016-07-02

Climber: Brad Repass

Others in Party:Bob R.
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baldy Peak
    Elevation:8378 ft / 2553 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did this hike years ago but many of the details have long since escaped me. I met the Ruckel family along the trail and I reached the top a little after they did and spent some nice moments with them on the trail and at the top. What a great family. Mr. Ruckel says it all - I would re-emphasize what he said- take Limpia Chute up and down - you add a little mileage but well worth it in terms of trail condition. There is about .3 of a mile down on the jeep trail which is just terrible. I had my staff so I did not fall but my brother who was , as usual, way ahead of me fell four time in that stretch. Should mention we had tried day before, and my brother developed altitude sickness at about 7500 feet - turned around but got it the next day when he was himself.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1800 ft / 548 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 548 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
64 degress at trailhead, about 72 and breezy at summit, 89 at trailhead on return
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1800 ft / 548 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Baldy Jeep Trail, Limpia Chue Trail
    Start Trailhead:End Of Madeira Canyon Road  6578 ft / 2004 m
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1800 ft / 548 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Baldy Jeep Trail
    End Trailhead:Madiera Canyon Road  6578 ft / 2004 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes

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