Placer County Highpoint Trip Report

two points on northwest slopes of Mount Baldy (9,040+ feet)

Date: September 22, 2008
Author: Rich Wilson

Leave CA 267 on the road just north of Brockway Summit. Head east and follow the pavement for 3.2 miles until it bends north toward Martis Peak Lookout. Go straight on a dirt road for 0.6 mile to the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Look for a small sign on the right side of the road.

Follow the TRT for about 2 miles to a signpost next to the trail. My GPS suggests that this post is on, or very near, the state line. By now you've noticed a rocky outcrop to your right. The outcrop has two "summits" about 100 feet apart. They looked to be nearly the same elevation. I left a register behind the easternmost point. I doubt that it will last given that the TRT runs right by the HP, and just about everybody walks over to the outcrop to admire the view.

We passed this way on July 31, 2005 enroute to Mount Baldy and Rifle Peak. When I examined the topo, I couldn't remember what the HP area looked like, but after returning there, I realized I had walked up to the easternmost point to check out the view of Lake Tahoe. Strange!