Route Climbed: From Clear Creek Camp Date Climbed: July 1986
Philmont Trek 701-M
This is the highest peak on Philmont that I have been on. I returned to Philmont 2 years later on Trail Crew and wanted to climb Baldy but the rest of my crew said no.
On our way up we met a group running down the mountain saying it was extremely cold and was hailing. When we reached the summit the temperature was around 40 F with maybe 20 mph winds. It was drizzling and was foggy. As there was not much to see we signed the summit log and headed down toward Sawmill.
Route Climbed: From Clear Creek Date Climbed: July 23, 2000
7/23/00 - Philmont Trek 717-K1
Excellent view! We took the trail up the north face from Clear Creek and then headed down to Sawmill. This was the highest peak of our trek.
7/25/01 - Philmont Rayado Trek 717-RM3
This was the second peak out of six for our day, after Comanche. We reached it early in the morning, then headed over Big Red, Bear and Black Mountains to achieve bragging rights to Super Black Death. Best day of my life!
7/13/02 - Philmont R.O.C.S. Trek 630-MR
A fairly easy climb from Cypher's Mine to Thunder Ridge, over Comanche Peak and finally up to the summit. We slept right by the summit and watched a spectacular sunset over Wheeler Peak.