Climbed Saddle and Baldy out of Middle Cottonwood with my dog. Great day.
Did as part of a solo Bridger ridge run
Low avi danger...wouldn't want to be here unless it was.
Hiked from Middle Cottonwood. Lots of parties up there, including a group of 4 guys in their 80s climbing up! Impressive. Hiked with girlfriend and dog. Only a little snow ascending the west side, but very cold and windy once we got above tree line.
Started from the trailhead at 4pm and reached the summit around 6:15. Knee deep snow in some spots on north west face. Should have brought crampons and gaiters. Back at the car by 8pm.
Rode the chair to the ridge and hiked the rest of the way.
This dry season allowed me to summit this peak in just a few hours from Middle Cottonwood TH. Final 1700 feet the trail was covered in the fresh snow that fell last week. I scrambled up a small ridge that met up with the west ridge of the peak and post-holed up to the summit. Views of Ross Peak from the top were spectacular. Plunging back down to the trail was super quick sans navigating a huge cornice at the saddle.
Boot packed the ridge and dropped down one of the main chutes for waist deep powder. Sweet summit
Hiked class 2 to summit from Middle Cottonwood TH. Pleasant area. Lots of water and, I think, 8 easy stream crossings on lower section. Plenty of water available on this hike. Starts at 5676 feet and ends at 9162. Great views. Summit to myself on this Monday morning.
Made it to the top after trudging through some waist-chest deep snow the last mile or so. Didn't see any footprints after reaching the saddle below the final ascent.
Busy up top - tons of ridge runners prepping for their race later this summer. Lots of bugs, too
South face from Middle Cottonwood. Fun hike, some class 4 terrain in the last 500 feet, along with several snow fields. Gaiters recommended at this point in the season.
Climbed with Baldy and Bridger from Middle Cottonwood
M to Bridger with summits on Baldspot, Baldy, Saddle, Bridger Pks
Great day hike from South Cotonwood TH. Still some snow.
Sweet mountain. Saw 3 black bears at bridger bowl ski area. ran from the M trail to Bridger Bowl
Bagged Hardscrabble, Sacagawea, Naya Nuki, Saddle and Baldy in a partial Bridger Traverse.
Skinned up for some smooth backcountry riding on untouched powder
First time on top was during the Bridge Ridge Run.
Hiked with CBakwin. Great day. I'm not used to that deep snow since most of my hiking is in CA. But it was absolutely stunning when we reach the top. Got some nice shots that I'll have to post.