Old Baldy

October 12, 2016

1720m

Chilliwack / Cultus Lake Area, BC

“Old Baldy” is the unofficial name of the bump immediately west of Church Mountain near Tamihi Creek in Chilliwack Valley. This peak is higher than the officially-named Church Mountain and offers better views. Vlad and I tagged it en route to our primary objective – Liumchen Mountain and on the way back we skipped this summit while going for Church Mountain. Given the insignificant nature of this peak and the unofficial status of the name I opted to not elaborate much in this trip report. The approach and return is written in the trip reports of my primary objectives and here I’m only showing the summit views. Nonetheless it was a gorgeous morning.

Ascent routes for "Old Baldy", "Windy Knob" and Church Mountain

Ascent routes for “Old Baldy”, “Windy Knob” and Church Mountain

From the summit of "Old Baldy", looking back towards "Windy Knob"

From the summit of “Old Baldy”, looking back towards “Windy Knob”

More views from "Old Baldy". It was a gorgeous morning.

More views from “Old Baldy”. It was a gorgeous morning.

Looking over towards the distant Cheam Range, with Elk-Thurston Ridge in front

Looking over towards the distant Cheam Range, with Elk-Thurston Ridge in front

The morning view towards Fraser Valley was a bit hazy..

The morning view towards Fraser Valley was a bit hazy..

This is International Ridge (Mt. Amadis to Isar Mountain), with Black Mountain behind

This is International Ridge (Mt. Amadis to Isar Mountain), with Black Mountain behind

A zoomed-in view of Mt. Baker

A zoomed-in view of Mt. Baker

The Twin Sisters Range - South Twin at center and North Twin on the right

The Twin Sisters Range – South Twin at center and North Twin on the right

That pointy peak is Black Mountain just south of the border. In front is Isar Mountain

That pointy peak is Black Mountain just south of the border. In front is Isar Mountain

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