Hill County High Point Trip Report

Date: July 14, 2002
Author: Bob Packard

Beaver Creek Road, which goes south from Havre, MT and takes you to Beaver Creek Park. At a sort of visitor center there we were told that Baldy Peak, even further south on the Rocky Boys Indian Reservation, was off limits. I was not to be denied and decided to try it anyway.

Drove south into the reservation and took the West Fork Road (right at intersection). Left the pavement and went southwest on quite bad dirt road (intersection is in southwest part of section 22). Met 3 Native Americans working with chain saw. They told me no permit necessary to drive reservation roads including the dirt road I was on. Drove this road over 5180 saddle then further south down to the 5,100 foot level at locked gate marking reservation boundary. I parked there although I could have parked at the saddle and should have.

Straightforward climb up Baldy Peak (6,916 feet), the last 1,000 feet is very steep with loose talus. No sign of Baldy BM. Great views.

Trip statistics: 2.5 hours, 3 miles, 1800 feet of elevation gain.