Ascent of Baker Peak on 2017-12-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 10, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7926 ft / 2415 m|
Ascent Trip Reportas mentioned in my baker point report: the access road is in great condition, but has erosion protection berms which will challenge your clearance. 4x4 not required. there's a turn-around and parking for a couple vehicles at the saddle.
on the outbound direction i contoured a little too low and ended up having to avoid some bushes. on the return i found an old fire break which was more pleasant: when you leave the saddle, angle a bit to the left (the southern fragment of my track).
along the ridge are a number of rocks, and if you're impatient like me, you may end up climbing them before you realise that there's another higher rock further north. the highest rock is almost at the northern edge of the ridge.
there's a register up top, but it could use a new container. the existing small jar is too small, and the booklet jammed inside is brittle and hard to write on. first entry is 1986 macleod/lilly.
although the summit views are obscured by trees there's a very worthy view of the rocky ridge leading out to baker point, with kernville in the background. overall a very enjoyable hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||593 ft / 180 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Trailhead:||baker point TH 7433 ft / 2265 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
| Time:||36 Minutes|
| Time:||27 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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