Jeff Davis County High Point Trip Report

Baldy Peak on Mount Livermore

Date: November 2003
Author: "Lonewacko"

I was informed that Baldy Peak was on land owned by the Nature Conservancy. They had an office just down the road in Fort Davis. Luckily, and thanks to the kind folks at that TNC office, I was able to join an excursion for the next day.

It was almost too easy. After arriving at the TNC property, I followed two other cars up the rough dirt road for a few miles. Then, when we came to a patch that my car couldn't handle, I parked and then got a lift in one of the other cars. We parked a bit down the road from the summit. The two other groups went their own ways, and I set off for the summit alone.

It ended up being a hike of just 3 miles round-trip with about 1000 feet of gain, almost all of it on rough fire roads, parts of which were a bit steep. It took two hours total, with 15-30 minutes up top. Getting to the top is a lot easier than the first photo might imply.

On the opposite side it just involves a short easy stretch of 3rd class climbing. The only exposure would come if you got off route, which might be possible if you don't take note of the way you came up.