Mount Wrightson Climber's Log

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PrestonArizona

PrestonArizona - Nov 17, 2010 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Old Baldy  Sucess!

A fun but very hot group hike. Arrived at the summit only to be chased away by hordes of gnats. Awesome peak.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 31, 2010 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2010

Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

I have admired this peak from a distance for years. It was a joy to finally visit this summit. The views are truly jaw dropping. The wind that day was pretty amazing, too, and also the 84 year old fellow summitting the peak with us, hiking like a 30 year old. I LOVE these fit southern AZ retirees!

Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Nov 15, 2009 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2009

Via Old Baldy  Sucess!

My first southern AZ hike (on a nice day anyway), and I was quite impressed! It was in the 30s/40s the entire way up, with a few small patches of snow on the ground and ice in the pines. Besides being a bit hazy, summit views were perfect. Felt easier to hike than the 4000' gain would have you believe!

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jul 12, 2009 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

As good as it gets!  Sucess!

A perfect day - 103 in Tucson and about 70 on the top of Wrightson when we summited. Took our time and about 60 pics - 4 hrs up and 2 1/2 hrs down. My all time favorite in south AZ.

cheetah262

cheetah262 - May 14, 2009 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2009

Ice  Sucess!

A nice amount of ice made for a small challenge near the peak...Old Baldy.

davis2001r6 - Feb 23, 2009 12:24 am Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007

Snow Storm  Sucess!

Old Baldy Super Trail Loop, got stormed on most the way.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Sep 5, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

Old Baldy trail  Sucess!

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!

oldadit

oldadit - Aug 5, 2008 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1999

Long day for Jane  Sucess!

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.

LandonQ - Jul 20, 2008 2:26 am

Success  Sucess!

Climbed successfully.

sistinas

sistinas - May 12, 2008 6:18 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Route Climbed: Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

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.

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 5, 2008 1:08 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

Old Baldy and Super Trails  Sucess!

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

Dean

Dean - Apr 18, 2008 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Outstanding hike  Sucess!

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.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 30, 2007 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 1995

Beautiful Hike  Sucess!

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.

Montana Matt

Montana Matt - Sep 30, 2007 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1999

One of my favorites  Sucess!

One of my first hikes in Arizona. It is also one of my favorites. I have summited this peak numerous times from both the Old Baldy trail and coming up Florida Canyon. It is great to hike any time of year.

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Sep 26, 2007 10:23 pm

Via Old Baldy  Sucess!

Climbed this in 1998. Did it several other times...in snow, and in heat! A classic summit in Southern AZ!

ericnoel

ericnoel - Apr 20, 2007 12:25 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007

Wrightson  Sucess!

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.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Nov 22, 2006 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006

Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

This is a great hike on a fabulous trail. Lots of switchbacks near the summit. Fantastic views in all directions.

PeakMule

PeakMule - Jul 6, 2006 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Old Baldy Trail  Sucess!

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.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Nov 22, 2006 7:20 pm

Re: Old Baldy Trail

Peakmule,
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.

PeakMule

PeakMule - Sep 5, 2007 11:46 am

Re: 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.

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