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

EastKing

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

mountaindogRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: summer 1997  Sucess!

mountaindog

Great trail and area. Hotter than hell though.
Posted Feb 8, 2004 10:49 pm

FelsbergRoute Climbed: old baldy Date Climbed: many

Felsberg

this is one of my favorite mountains in the tucson area, been up on top with t-storms all around and each one a discrete mass of black clouds and lightning over the sonoita plains, its wonderful.

climbed once barefoot after my barefoot ascent of crough patrick in ireland. had to put shoes on for the return trip. rewarding.
Posted Dec 20, 2003 9:00 pm

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: May 1999  Sucess!

kdonaldson

This was my first real mountain climb. Went with a couple buddies from Arizona. Hiked up to the top and spent the night at the saddle below the summit. Clear day gave us great views from the summit.
Posted Feb 7, 2003 7:45 am

bighigazRoute Climbed: Mixed Supertrail and Baldy Trail Date Climbed: Numerous times (8)  Sucess!

bighigaz

All I can say is, THIS MOUNTAIN IS AMAZING! I've been to the top 8 times, and every time has been a unique adventure. Be it Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, something suprising and beautiful is just around the corner. I've fed squirels from my hand, seen Sonoran White-Tail in abundance, been charged by a Coatumundi, and even sat in the dirt no more than five feet from a black bear until he lazily wondered off... WHEW!!

The trail has proven quite a challenge on more than one occasion... Off trail on a mid winter ascent with an unusual amount of snow (and ice!), turned back about 500 feet from the top because everything was so iced over... if you can believe it, CRAMPONS would have been necessary. Got caught in a monsoon after summiting one year, and we watched the storm from ABOVE on the summit. Getting down was an adventure! Lightning and thunder was just the beginning. Crossing flash-floods and running through an hour of marble size hail was NOT fun, but is fun to talk about... The birds, the views, Mt. Wrightson has it all! I will definately be going up again.
Posted Nov 29, 2002 6:22 pm

charles97Route Climbed: Old Baldy Trail Date Climbed: September 15, 2002  Sucess!

charles97

Fresh off my weeklong peakbagging trip in Colorado, this hike was a pleasant and easy change of pace. Raced up the trail and summitted in just over 2 hours. The weather was sunny and clear (even in the afternoon) unlike my hikes in colorado the week prior. It was so nice not to have to run from a storm.
Posted Oct 3, 2002 11:31 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Old Baldy Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

Josh

Hiked up the Old Baldy trail. This is a great way to escape the southern AZ heat. Great views too.
Posted Oct 3, 2002 10:55 am

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