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Date Saturday  8/10/2019
End Date Saturday  8/10/2019
Group Gore Range
Event Title Bald Mountain Road Trailhead to Bald Mountain Day Hike
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Dale Pfaff
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult CII
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 3100
Driving Distance

Location

This is a classic and accessible Breckenridge-area 13er ascent with expansive views of Mount Guyot, Breckenridge, Dillon Reservior, and the neighboring peaks.  

 



For more info Contact

Please contact the leader for questions; Dale Pfaff, daletpfaff@gmail.com, (847) 504-6650.  I will not have access to phone or Email from June 20th through June 28th.  I will address any questions after that time.



Details

We will start the hike from the winter trailhead parking area, ~Elevation 10,600', and head up the mountain dirt road for a half mile up to and past the 4WD lot. 



At 1.4 miles, look for the Iowa Mill, built in 1935. At 1.6 miles, there is a great view of Breckenridge Ski Area. At 3.55 miles, the trail narrows, continuing along the mountain ridge. At ~ 5.3 miles, we will be on the rocky and exposed summit of Bald Mountain at an elevation of ~ 13,684'.  We will return on the same trail back to the parking area.  Depending on our pace, breaks, and site seeing, this hike will take most of the day.  As always, since we are above tree line, we will have to keep an eye on the weather and lightening potential.



 




Notes

There are no restrooms on this trail, so please plan accordingly.  Recommended items for this hiking trip (Additional gear information on the Ten (10) Essentials can be found at https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html):

  • Hiking boots
  • hiking poles recommended
  • Daypack
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, and insect repellant
  • 3 liters of water
  • Food/Utensils - food for lunch plus energy snacks.
  • Cell phone and personal medications as needed.
  • Rain gear and/or wind jacket
  • Environmentally friendly toilet paper and cat hole shovel

Trip was completed but we did make the peak due to thunder and lightening.  We made it 7.5 miles round trip and to 13,080', about 3/4 of the trip.  Six (6) participants, all made the trip successfully, no injuries were reported.




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