Ascent of Bald Knob on 2017-09-17

Climber: Kodiak Firesmith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bald Knob
    Elevation:2920 ft / 890 m

Ascent Trip Report

See GPS track - Turned this into a Forestry road hike starting from the nearest gate to the adjacent provisional Felgar Road "Peak" (a fracking site).

From the locked gate I hiked the forestry roads to Bald Knob. There were a few sites that appeared to be hunt camps along the way with informal fire rings, so this may be a nice area to low-key camp for $0 after a hike in. I didn't see another soul all day.

Beware the unnamed road that is blocked off with boulders on both ends dips into a valley and becomes an ankle-depth swamp that you'll have to wade through for at least 10 yards if it has rained recently.

The dept of the Interior summit marker is actually fenced in at the very back radio tower.

Also beware that the road leading down to the gate is steep, rough, and muddy, recommend high-clearance AWD or 4x4, but can be done in a 2WD sedan with patience under most conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kodiak Firesmith
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