Ammon Hatch and I spent August 13th camping in the Uintas so we could observe the Perseid meteor shower, and we summited Bald Mountain the next day. This was a great weekend getaway.
06/16/12 - first summit of Bald Mountain after moving to Evanston
06/14/13 - training hike for climbing Grand Teton
Hiked with Kadee.
This is hands-down the first choice in the Uintas if you have one day or one summit in your schedule.
-- Great View (I like the view of the Wasatch to the distant west and the sloping canyons to the south down into the Roosevelt/Vernal basin.)
-- Short Distance (Getting to this high of elevation in such short mileage is rare.)
-- Fun Family/Beginning Hike (This is a humdinger of an introduction to hiking for newbies. I haven't found the elevation to be a problem for those who live in the Mountain West area.)
-- "Summer" Surprises Possible (Snowflakes anytime after mid-August are common, so that makes the kiddos go nuts and they'll never forget it.)
Very crowded and popular for a reason. Highly recommended.
10/16/2013 I parked my car just short of Bald Mountain Pass, at a pullout overlook. From there I headed up Murdock Mountain, and found the Wasatch County highpoint on the way down. Once down to my car, I restocked my water and headed up Bald Mountain. Pretty easy going until I got to the ridge/plateau area. Knee to thigh deep postholing most of the way up the last 500 feet of vertical. Quite a bit of snow up there already. Fantastic views and perfectly blue skies, albeit very windy and cold on top.
Beautiful fall day. Windy journey but calm on top. Tagged Wasatch County Highpoint across the road
Drove to the trailhead and started hiking up the trail, but a strong wind kicked up and it began to rain in earnest so we decided not to continue the hike. We drove back towards Kamas and stopped at the Provo River Falls for a bit and the weather improved, so we drove back to the trailhead and had a great hike. It was the first time that my wife had climbed the mountain. Our little Shitzu enjoyed himself as well.
I have two friends visiting from Maryland, and I wanted them to stand majestically atop a mountain, but we're running a half-marathon this weekend. I didn't want to kill them with lots of mileage or a super steep climb, but I wanted to expose them to some elevation (and some gorgeous!). Perfect hike with which to introduce them to Utah. A+, Bald Mountain.
Geniel and I started at 2 pm after the 1.5 hour drive from SLC. A storm to the south spanning from Box Elder Peak far to the east hung there the whole time. Then, as we approached the end of the trail on the way down, it moved in and we ended up getting a little wet. Great views, though!
I took a buddy from Los Angeles up this and he just kept asking where the air was? It's an awesome view at the top and worth the nice climb. You can't get up so high in Utah so easily as Bald Mountain. Take the couple hours and head up!
A good view, and an easy trip. Hardest part of this one is the drive to get there.
Fresh, clear air after snowstorm. Winds were high. Conditions had almost nobody in the mountains that day. Standard route.
There was a little snow on top, and a light dusting on the surrounding peaks, but the wind was what made it cold. It wasn't terribly cold, just a little. Anyway, a storm was coming in and it was so beautiful over the many mountains and lakes everywhere. Such a beautiful and short hike. I highly recommend this to everyone. Made it to the top in an hour with a nice easy pace.
nice fall day. Quite a few people on the trail
This was a great hike. Where else can you hike to that elevation and bring the whole family along. We did an afternoon hike and that turned out to be the best time on this trip. We pretty much had the top to ourselves. On the way back down we trailed along with a small group of Mountain Goats, they didn't seem to worry to much about our presence. This hike offers never ending views of so many places I would like to visit in the future. Reids Peak Kept on calling me, I am going to have to do a little research for that one. Maybe there is a trail somewhere. This is a bonus for anyone doing the Mirror Lake Route. Stop and stretch your legs, the worst part of the trip is just trying to get use to the elevation. Great Hike!!!
Hiked up Bald Mountain, then traversed over to Reids. Descended SW off the saddle to meet the trail.
Climbed this a couple of times---once with my family and once running with the rest of the BYU XC team during XC camp. Short and easy!
I used to car camp in the basin south of the peak and hiked up from there at least twice. No trail needed for boulder hopping - the objective is plain.
Climbed this with my parents when they were visiting from Ohio. Beautiful drive, easy hike, great view, etc.
I was surprise of the snow still there, the peak was easy but the traverse to the saddle between Bald and Reid was hard cause I felt sick I still can hear the wind, still enjoyed the way down following my partner who love to make activities more challenging so we didn't follow a trail.