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Snidely WhiplashClimbed with Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2004

Snidely Whiplash

Almost Tundra, like Colorado.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Islander34Traverse from Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

Islander34

After summiting we scree skied off the west slopes from the first notch you get to on the descent. After hitting treeline at about 5500 feet we follwed the fall line through the forest until we intersected the Royal Basin trail. I wouldn't recommend this unless you're feeling adventurous because there is potential for getting lost, and also you have to regain 500 feet after hiking back on the Royal Basin trail to get to the parking area.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 4:07 pm

awilsondcvia Baldy / Maynard Burn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

awilsondc

Amazing trip. It was raining on the drive over, but stopped just as I was getting to the trailhead. Then, once I hiked up over ~4000 ft elevation I popped out of the clouds and it was sunny and beautiful! It made for some great scenery. The Maynard Burn trail was pretty steep but not horrible and scree was annoying on the final uphill section, but a blessing (scree skiing) on the way down. Some amazing views of Constance, Mystery, and Olympus among others. It took me 3 1/2 hours on the way up with many, many, many photography breaks. I took 181 pictures (over triple my usual amount). 1 hour 30 minutes back.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 11:16 pm

IBentrynMaynard Burn.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1997
A hot and sunny autumn equinox. Have since discovered the Tyler Way Trail - a little longer, but much more scenic.
Posted Mar 22, 2012 2:05 pm

pingzingrVia Maynard Burn and Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

pingzingr

Climbed up the steep Maynard Burn trail to Baldy and then traversed over to Gray Wolf. Lots of ups and downs along that ridgeline. Beautiful day in the Olympics as usual. Four and a half hours to Gray Wolf.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 11:51 pm

Matt LemkeTraverse from Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Matt Lemke

Traversed from Baldy after ascending the Upper Maynard Burn trail
Posted Dec 20, 2010 9:23 pm

TimmyCWould love to do this in good weather someday...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

TimmyC

After two demoralizing attempts, once rained back to the car and once foggy-winded back to the car, I decided that this time I wasn't going to turn back due to being wimpy. Total fog/cloud at trailhead, wetwetwet through the trees and then windy clouds up Baldy, windy clouds across the ridge, and windy clouds at the highpoint. A tiny break in the cloudbank gave me a shockingly bright white view of the inside of the clouds and about a quarter-mile view on either side, and then socked back in for the return trip. Oh, and then the rain started. Oh, and then I went down the wrong drainage and had to backtrack about a half-hour back uphill. Wheee! Seriously, for all the views everyone talks about, I've GOT to do this again in good weather someday.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 1:12 pm

RedwicRed Skin, Blue Sky, Gray Wolf  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Redwic

Only a few days after summiting Buckner Mountain, my legs were still a little tender and my face and arms were still red from sunburns. I had the day off work, so I thought I would take it easy. I guess by "easy" I meant over 5000' cumulative gain to summit Gray Wolf... my 23rd WA CoHP... as well as nearby Baldy, Peak B, and Tyler Peak. Great weather, no wind, blue skies, awesome views. Highly recommended summit destination!!!
Posted Jul 14, 2010 11:32 pm

gimpilatorGray Wolf and Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2009

gimpilator

Robbin, Dave and I did Gray Wolf first and then Baldy on the way back. We followed the Maynard Burn trail this time since last time we used the old Baldy trail. It was fairly warm for November and there were only a few patches of snow on the ground. The narrow north ridge top leading to Gray Wolf's summit was awesome.
Posted Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

ericwillhiteBaldy & Gray Wolf  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 1998

ericwillhite

Went up with a friend to do Baldy. After that, he waited while I ran up the ridge to get the highpoint. Map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/olympic_mountains/gray_wolf_ridge/baldy_201.htm
Posted Oct 5, 2009 3:54 am

Redwic"2000 prominence peak"?

Redwic

Neither Gray Wolf Peak nor Baldy, individually or collectively, have 2000' of prominence.
Posted Jul 14, 2010 11:46 pm

ericnoelBaldy Gray Wolf Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

ericnoel

We did the usual route using the Maynard Burn Trail and traversing straight up and over every bump. Good views but too much sun. Overall this was a scenic hike with the ridge run and now I can chalk up another COHP.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 12:44 pm

tleafBaldy and Graywolf  Sucess!

tleaf

Last time up to Graywolf we had fabulous weather and for once the flowers were in bloom!!!!! It felt like Switzerland, smelled like a french boutique and revived my spirit. No blisters for once on the fire break cat trail. Check out my lupine photos.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 5:28 pm

MountainjeffNot many views
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

Mountainjeff

Went up the Maynard Burn Way Trail.Started at 9:00 AM. The weather was foggy with a little rain turning to a slush/ice mix at higher elevations. The trail is in good shape and realativly steep. Snow started at the turnaround on the cat track. The trail was impossible to follow after that point so I just went up the ridge. I don't think very many people go up this rout, because most people follow the trail. The ridge had a lot of very large cornices. An ice ax is very helpful on this part, but poles will work. The ridge ended up on the false summit of baldy, so I traversed over to the main summit. I ran out of time to get to Graywolf, and the views from baldy were not very good. Visibility was about 5 feet. Got back to the car at 5:00PM
Posted May 10, 2007 12:09 am

DundeelClallam Conquest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Dundeel

Used the Mainard Burn Trail. Just before Pt. 6537, I ran into a shirtless man with no pack who didn't know where he was. I pointed him toward the Tyler/Baldy saddle where he thought his party was.
Reached the top of Gray Wolf in beautiful clear weather.
Got back to the truck at 8:00PM. Battery had failed (not just dead, broken). Walked out to Dungeness Forks Campground and begged a ride to the Casino on Hwy 101. Total miles 19, total elevation gain 5,500, loss 7,000.
Cohp 43, WA Cohp 25.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 8:42 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: East route Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Chris Verdugo joined me on this one soon after I began working on county highpoints. The estimated 5,500 feet total elevation gain and loss were keenly felt by the end of this hike. Great views of Mts. Deception and Olympus.
Posted Dec 7, 2005 1:17 am

shunraDate Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!
Walked straight up, then followed the ridge to Tyler Peak, then turned around ans followed the ridge until False Baldy, and then descended via the Mainard Burns trail. Great weather, great views.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 8:25 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Eastside route Date Climbed: 23 July 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Great climb with a great COHPing team of myself, Dean, Bob, Roy, and Kevin. It was warm, but you can't complain when it doesn't rain on the Olympic Peninsula.
Posted Aug 25, 2004 5:14 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Eastside trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2004  Sucess!

Dean

5 of us met to knock off this county highpoint and represented 5 states in doing so = Georgia, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington (me).



We had a great day of perfect weather but all of us used at least 4 liters of water on this scorcher of a day.

The trail doesn't use switchbacks, it goes straight up and then later in the day you have to deal with hiking straight down, a good test for the quads and knees.
Posted Aug 25, 2004 11:21 am

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