Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mt Baldy

In an effort to wring out the last drops of snow out of the latest storm I got up Baldy today. Hoping against hope I took a look into Main Baldy chute but no cigar (see the pictures below) so I kept going to the summit, completed yet another heroic oxygen-less ascent and had lunch on top. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky and no wind at all at 11068'. Now we need to become storm watchers again because we are rapidly running out of the few inches we got last week-end. The forecast looks hopeful, we are looking at some snow on Monday and maybe quite a bit of it from Thursday till Saturday. That could do it. I just wish the probabilities were a bit higher than 50%... In any case, here are the pictures of the day (click to enlarge):

From the Baldy shoulder: View down Little Cottonwood
Canyon all the way to Salt Lake City

Main Baldy entrance is not so steep right now
but those rocks are everywhere and....

...they go for a lot farther than just the entrance.

This must be Snowbird's attempt at finally giving back to Hidden Peak
the feet it cut off from it at inception of the tram a lot of years ago.

I didn't expect there would have been enough snow but
poeple have been poaching turns at Snowbird. You can
see them between the two rows of trees.

Provided next storm keeps it's promises,
the Cirque will be skiable next week

Mt Timpanogos from Mt Baldy.

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