Apache County Highpoint Trip Report
Mount Baldy (11,400+ ft) and Baldy Peak (11,403 ft)
Date: December 31, 2005
Author: W. Mallory
This was the highest I'd get during this trip but I encountered very little snow.
There were just some patches but not deep enough to need even gaiters. I used
the West Fork Trail. The map indicates that the 11,400+ foot northern area is
actually just inside the reservation but there are no signs. It seems many
people climb at least the northern area and a few people I passed on my way down
were on their way up. I agree with Bob Martin's logic, from his Arizona
Mountains book, that terrain obviously within the long 11,400-foot northern
contour is obviously more than 3 feet lower than the highest point. If the map
can be trusted (and they can't sometimes - La Plata quad in CO is the perfect
example), then one could conclude that this is the highest point. I visited
both anyway, as well as Mount Thomas.