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Ascent of Baker Peak on 2017-12-10

Climber: Dean Gaudet

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
Peak:Baker Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7926 ft / 2415 m

Ascent Trip Report

as 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
    Route:cross-country
    Trailhead:baker point TH  7433 ft / 2265 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:27 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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