Mount Wrightson Climber's Log

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rtgomez90

rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2016

Wrightson  Sucess!

My favorite hike in Southern Arizona.

davidsanger

davidsanger - Apr 2, 2017 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2017

sunny and windy  Sucess!

From Madera Canyon via Super Trail to Josephine Saddle then Old Baldy Trail to Old Baldy saddle. Windy there. Then switchbacks to the summit. Lots of other hikers.

Redwic

Redwic - Feb 25, 2017 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2017

Almost got hand frostbite  Sucess!

I left at 3:00 AM to beat the crowds and to take advantage of hardpack snow from a recent storm. Some snow on the side of the trail starting at 6000', but then constant snow from 7000' (Josephine Saddle) and above. Boot tracks the entire way, and I just could walk in them. It was much colder than predicted or anticipated, and I made the mistake of not taking gloves, and my hands were the coldest that they had ever been. I did not waste any time on the mountain as a result, and I had trouble gripping my trekking poles. I had to get creative with methods of warming my hands. I was back down to the car by 9:30 AM, which was when other people were just starting to hike the trails.

scgrant

scgrant - Feb 8, 2016 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2016

Wrightson  Sucess!

By far the best hike and peak on my 8 day trip to Arizona. Hiked via the Old Baldy Trail and summited Mount Ian along the way. Beautiful day and all around awesome hike.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Dec 5, 2015 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2015

Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

Fun

peakbagger

peakbagger - Sep 27, 2015 10:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015

Great Hike via OBT  Sucess!

Fantastic hike up Old Baldy Trail. Began at 6:AM to little traffic and summited around 10:AM. Strenuous, with many switchbacks, but worth the effort for the views of Tucson and surrounding towns. Highly recommended.

mstender

mstender - Apr 6, 2015 11:28 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2015

Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

It was a perfect weekend weather wise but Madera Canyon was packed with people picnicing so I had to park a mile further down; surprisingly few people on the trail. Great views!

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Mar 11, 2015 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2015

Figure 8 hike  Sucess!

Hiked up the Super Trail down the Old Baldy Trail, forming a "figure 8" and enjoyed 360 degree views from the mountain. It was a sunny and calm day with ideal temperatures. I will return.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jan 23, 2015 3:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2014

Great hike  Sucess!

From Madera Canyon Rd.

seano

seano - Jan 7, 2015 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2015

Old Baldy trail  Sucess!

Thanks to the people who put in a boot pack! The road was closed for construction a mile or so from the trailhead, but I biked through with no trouble. Nice views of Baboquivari and Madera alluvial fan from the summit. With the softening snow, the run down was epic! Trip report.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Nov 4, 2014 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2014

Old baldy trail  Sucess!

Good trail. Nice afternoon hike after driving up mt Lemmon in the morning. This peak was more interesting than the four ultras in southern arizona. This appears to be a very popular hike based on the number of register entries.

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney - Dec 16, 2013 6:41 am Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2013

Via Templar Trail  Sucess!

CLear skies and reasonable temps. 26.8 miles round trip from the first parking lot and back. Very impressive view. :)

gimpilator

gimpilator - Dec 6, 2013 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2013

Wrightson and Ian  Sucess!

It was 20 degrees when we left the parking lot. We were in snow most of the way.

fedak

fedak - Apr 6, 2013 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2013

Loop of the Super/Baldy Trails  Sucess!

Climbed this twice back in the 90's and this would now be my 3rd summit.

Hit the snowline about a mile from the Baldy saddle- and the final ascent to the summit was quite icy and reasonably dangerous.

Pics and commentary are here.

bcoltrin

bcoltrin - Jul 9, 2012 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Mt. Wrightson  Sucess!

13th summit of this great hike in the Santa Ritas.

ScottN

ScottN - Jun 9, 2012 3:02 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Mount Wrightson Memorial Day '12  Sucess!

Great day hike with my wife. Via Old Baldy trail.
Plenty of sun and heat, but a nice breeze throughout the day.
Secret to my success... carrying my own shade.
My third trip to the summit. My wife's first trip, unfortunately she had knee pain the whole way down. She is amazing.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009

utahjimk  Sucess!

from Bog Springs campground

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 8, 2011 12:09 pm

A bear and lots of bugs  Sucess!

Climbed in Fall 2008, I believe. Saw a bear on the way, and tons of bugs at the top.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Oct 11, 2011 12:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2011

Great hike = great day  Sucess!

Via Old Baldy Trail from Madera Canyon. Beautiful scenery and perfect weather!

Tyler W Wagland

Tyler W Wagland - Dec 17, 2010 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010

Wrightson Rules!  Sucess!

Great hike! Great trail- amazing trail work! A warm December day and nice climbing conditions. Didn't have our trekking poles but my wife & I had no problems- the switch backing makes this 4,000 + ft vertical rise relatively moderate on both the ascent & descent. In fact, we passed 9 hikers & probably four were in their 70s!

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