Morning on Bald Mountain

June 19, 2007 at 8:45 am 2 comments

With probably hundreds of Bald Mountains to choose from, we picked the Bald Mountain lying on the Great Western Trail between I-80 and Big Mountain Pass in Northern Utah. Patrick arrived ready to hike in a stunning, bright lime green t-shirt, hearkening back to his salmon-colored T, worn on last year’s hike of the Fearsome Foursome (see photo).

Beginning at Big Mountain Pass, we picked up the Great Western Trail heading south. The hike is fairly tame, mostly over rolling terrain. Jacob’s ladder and bluebells were in bloom – the balsam and Wyethia were just past their prime. Just a short way up the trail we startled a young male moose; he scampered ahead and hid (unsuccessfully) just a bit off the trail. Patrick brought the main course – the Carl’s Junior Star. As we unpacked a trail runner loped by. He was headed all the way to Brighton, and we would have joined him if it weren’t for our important Cheeseburger eating duties. The summit of Bald Mountain provides a great view of the Millcreek ridge as well as Dale, Perkins, Lookout, and Grandview Peaks. In the distance we could see the Uintas, including Bald, Reid, and Murdoch Mountains. The best view was straight on into Alexander Basin which is carved into the flanks of Gobbler’s Knob.

A short hike – about 6 miles round trip. No major elevation.

Patrick, Paul – Bald Mountain

The Money Shot Nice Meadow Alexander Basin There's the Summit


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Big Guy  |  June 25, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    I live vicariously through all of you…..

  • 2. sirloinofbeef  |  July 3, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Hey “Big” Guy. Get your butt on a summit. I know you can eat Cheeseburgers!


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