Jeff Davis County High Point Trip Report
Baldy Peak on Mount Livermore
Date: November 2003
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.