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davis2001r6Snow Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007
Old Baldy Super Trail Loop, got stormed on most the way.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:24 am

OutdooraholicOld Baldy trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008


A spectacular hike. My favorite in Arizona so far. I started early and was in shade all day. Wildflowers and wildlife were abundant, I saw 5 deer on the trail. Round trip, taking my time and lots of pictures, took me 5.5 hours. Great hike!
Posted Sep 5, 2008 5:24 pm

oldaditLong day for Jane  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1999


Hiked from Gardner Canyon with my family, the Jones family,
and Edward Earl. Jane was a bit under motivated, but
finally sped up when we spied the top.

I'd been up a couple times before in 1970+-.
Good views from sharp, bald top.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 6:44 pm

LandonQSuccess  Sucess!
Climbed successfully.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 2:26 am

sistinasRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008


Great climb... this was actually my third attempt (first time I had footwear problems, the second time I was sick and just out for the day). A bit hot starting out but it was pleasant at the summit. Annoyingly buggy the whole way up.
Posted May 12, 2008 6:18 pm

sbkelleyOld Baldy and Super Trails  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008


Great day hike and escape from the heat below. Lots of bugs aruond Old Baldy Saddle, but suspect that won't last for too much longer
Posted May 5, 2008 1:08 pm

DeanOutstanding hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008


With Bill Bens and Rick Hartman, we went up the old Baldy trail. I really enjoyed this one and it could easily become my favorite in Arizona.
Posted Apr 18, 2008 12:07 pm

Stu BrandelBeautiful Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 1995

Stu Brandel

A wonderful place. The north and east side had a lot of snow, and I saw a large line of turkeys about half way up.
Posted Dec 30, 2007 7:27 pm

hans.schenkVia Old Baldy  Sucess!


Climbed this in 1998. Did it several other times...in snow, and in heat! A classic summit in Southern AZ!
Posted Sep 26, 2007 10:23 pm

ericnoelWrightson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007


Took the Super Trail to Josephine Saddle and then the Old Baldy trail for the rest of the way as well as down. A very pleasant hike and the grade is fairly gentle the whole way. Very expansive views from the summit.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 12:25 am

Dennis PoulinOld Baldy Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006

Dennis Poulin

This is a great hike on a fabulous trail. Lots of switchbacks near the summit. Fantastic views in all directions.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 5:40 pm

PeakMuleOld Baldy Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006


Monsoons started early this year, so the hike from the trailhead to Old Baldy Saddle was hot and steamy. Paused at the saddle to wring out my hat, hankie and shirt, then zig-zagged up the switchbacks to the top and cool breezes. The tremendous view opened up on several thunderstorm cells with the potential to come my way, so I didn't linger. Roundtrip time: 5 hours.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 2:41 pm

AndinistalocoRe: Old Baldy Trail


Are the Wrightson trails open to the summit now? Since I've moved out of Tucson it's harder to keep up with the news. If they are I'll make a note on the page.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 7:20 pm

PeakMuleRe: Old Baldy Trail


Sorry I didn't see your note until now. At the time of my hike, last summer, Old Baldy was the only trail open to Wrightson. The "Florida" fire did a real number on the others, particularly the route from Gardner Canyon.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 11:46 am

surgentOnce east, once west
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2004


Climbed this big guy in 1998 from the west via Super/Old Baldy trails. Very hot day - over 100 back at TH afterwards, 115+ in deserts. Yikes! Second time went with my wife via Gardner Canyon to the east. Just beautiful. One of AZ's finest overall peaks.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 8:27 pm

chismsjRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: December 31, 2005  Sucess!
Made it to the top in 2:40, with my fearless beagle in the lead. Quite windy on the summit, but bearable in a light jacket. Florida Fire damage minimal, with only a short stretch of burned trees between Baldy Saddle and the summit.

I believe I was the only one to summit that day, as I found out upon returning to the trailhead that all trails above Josephine Saddle are closed due to the fire. You would not know this unless you did some trip recon on the web, or read the trail sign located near the restrooms, neither of which I did.

There is one spot just above Josephine Saddle where the trail is washed out, and in several locations fallen trees block the trail, but all is manageable. It's my opinion that the route is easily hikeable, and should be opened soon. Bellows Spring had some water for the beagle.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 10:07 am

nebbenRoute Climbed: Old Baldy trail Date Climbed: 5.28.05  Sucess!


1:53 up, 1:30something down (ran about half of the trail down because of a close lightning strike). Beautiful views, even with the storm clouds brewing all around. Definitely an asset to Tucson residents (or even Phoenix area peeps as well). Very impressive cliffs along the ridge and next to the summit itself.
Posted May 29, 2005 7:04 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2004  Sucess!

Larry V

Scenic hike. Encountered plenty of ice on the trail where shaded.
Posted Apr 3, 2005 8:53 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Figure 6 Date Climbed: March 26, 2005  Sucess!


We hiked up the Old Baldy Trail, summitted Wrightson and then Ian (a wonderful peak in its own 'right'... I wish my camera hadn't crapped out on me, or I'd have submitted an SP page...). After that, we used the Super Trail to return to Josephine Saddle and we hiked back to the TH back on the Old Baldy Trail. A wonderful hike with a completely different character from our climbs of Wasson and Baboquivari on the previous two days.
Posted Mar 27, 2005 2:17 pm

EastKingRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: 3/4/05  Sucess!


Had good pics but I thought some punk in Tuscon stole my camera out of my car when I was mailing off packages!! I got a phone call from the hotel and they had found it. Thank God.

As for the hike itself, it was surprisingly easy. There was ice on the northern switchbacks near the summit but not on the south. I went there to hike the mountain again two days later only to find it covered in snow and being hit by a number of thunderstorms. No trip to Tucson would be complete without this climb.
Posted Mar 7, 2005 2:01 pm

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