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Schmidt Altitude
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PostMon Jul 09, 2007 11:59 pm 
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This trip report has been done recently, so we won't elaborate too much.  It's a bit of a hoof up to Mt Baldy, so we knew we'd be doing a little headlamping with our RTD start of 6:20pm.  The heat of the day was getting better, though, which made the 4200 foot climb just a tad easier.  Key word: tad.  clown.gif  We consumed plenty of water on our "breathers" and finally reached the summit 2 hrs later.

Jeremy, the climbing machine!
Jeremy, the climbing machine!
Whippet shake
Whippet shake
Tyler from ridge traverse to Baldy
Tyler from ridge traverse to Baldy
Heading up to the false summit
Heading up to the false summit
Rowena, sunburst, and summit of Baldy
Rowena, sunburst, and summit of Baldy
Baldy Silhouettes
Baldy Silhouettes
Cloud streak above Warrior and Constance
Cloud streak above Warrior and Constance
Rowena on Baldy summit
Rowena on Baldy summit
Baldy view
Baldy view
Jeremy on Baldy
Jeremy on Baldy
Tisha caught after shutter delay
Tisha caught after shutter delay
Olympus from Baldy
Olympus from Baldy
Mystery and Deception from Baldy
Mystery and Deception from Baldy
Kiefer on slopes of Baldy
Kiefer on slopes of Baldy
Whippets are always game for treats
Whippets are always game for treats
Warrior and Constance clouds
Warrior and Constance clouds

We met another couple hiking up for the sunset lights on Baldy, so we delayed awhile before heading back down with them.

Sunset over Dungeness valley
Sunset over Dungeness valley
Dusk family shot
Dusk family shot

A fun and worthwhile Race the Darkness trip.

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"Forest 101: These big wood stick things are called trees.  The big rocks are called mountains, and the little rocks are their babies."  Elliott from Open Season
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PostTue Jul 10, 2007 7:06 am 
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great effort guys -- beautiful shot of constance and warrior! you sure get around -- expect we'll be seeing ya on the trail sometime/somewhere this year in the olympics. smile.gif
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PostTue Jul 10, 2007 7:22 am 
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Nice! Way to milk those summer days.

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PostTue Jul 10, 2007 9:40 pm 
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Gil wrote:
Nice! Way to milk those summer days.

Definitely!  It was about 10pm before it was necessary to don the headlamps.  Love this time of year!  agree.gif

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PostWed Jul 11, 2007 11:22 am 
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Hey, did your time in the area overlap with that lost guy?
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PostWed Jul 11, 2007 12:27 pm 
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Phil....could have been possible, but there was no one fitting that description up there.  Just the really nice couple we met and another guy (not that age, though.)  We're sure glad he walked out alright, though.   smile.gif

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PostWed Jul 11, 2007 3:55 pm 
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Nice one guys  up.gif. If done again in the future, I would highly recommend continuing along the ridge to the summit of Gray Wolf Peak. The views are tremendous! Nice job  hockeygrin.gif.

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PostThu Jul 12, 2007 9:35 am 
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Skimpyphud - We were planning to do Greywolf Peak, but Jeremy had clients he had to meet with earlier in the day so we only had time for a RTD instead of a full day hike.  We would really like to follow the ridge from Baldy to the Needles, hitting Greywolf along the way.

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