Peak(s):  Bald Mtn A  -  13,684 feet
Date Posted:  07/07/2013
Date Climbed:   07/06/2013
Author:  sc00badoug
 Bald Mountain - East Ridge  

The French Creek valley and French Pass are wonderful spots for camping, mountain biking, and hiking.
(I don't camp over here anymore, however, because there are too many ATV'ers making noise at all hours javascript:emoticon(''))

The trail itself is a very fun mountain bike single-track route the leads all the over the continental divide into Breckenridge.
This trip report about an alternate route to hike up Bald Mountain 'A' (and I will also create routes for this and for Boreas Mountain from this side)

Left Denver at around 5 and got to the trail-head at about 6:20. The dirt road is in good shape, if somewhat wash boarded, and there is a small parking lot at the trail-head itself.
I made it to the "south" summit at about 10:40 (I'm not a fast hiker), and the true summit at 11. A quick 20 minute lunch of PB&J sandwich before the clouds rolled in, and back to the car at 2 pm.

The actual trail-head sign.

French Creek trail with Bald in the distance

Self-photo with Bald in the background

Snow field at the top of the pass

Cairn on top of French Pass designating the continental devide

West Face of mount Guyot with Greys & Torreys in the background

The east ridge of Bald Mountain. The "south point" is on the left, and the true summit is behind the false summit on the right.

The ridge towards the north summit.

Standing next to the summit cairn

The entire French Creek valley

Dusty boots & a cold brew...

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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 Comments or Questions

On the list to do
07/08/2013 11:05
Thanks for posting, been in the valley biking a few times but never ventured much farther than that grave marker.

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