N 51° 00.728 W 115° 02.957
BCP442 - Baldy Mountain
Well I've thought of taking on Baldy a couple of times before today, but a couple of other targets looked more attratcive at the time. So I left the trailhead just before 7:30 am this morning and immediately began the stiff uphill climb to the top of the hill.
About half way up you have the option of the ridge to the left (west) or the trail to the right (east). I initially took the ridge only to discover shortly thereafter a driving wind on the very airy / exposed spot. My backpack was looking to make like a kite, but I decided the less exciting trail around the crux was in order. I was appreciative of the well beaten trail in scree to the east. It afforded a good trail and shelter from the west wind. The balance of the trip to the top just involved following the beaten path.
After arriving at the top I quickly found the cap in question which is cemented into a large ground level rock. I recorded the necessary info, found the nearby cache, and headed back down for shelter from the breeze.
Just a fine cap location with amazing views. TFTH and the numbers are on the way.