Old Baldy Trail, 4.5 miles, 3,320 feet - consistently steep route up Josephine Canyon to a ridge (Baldy Saddle) on the north side of Mount Wrightson, the summit of which may be reached by a 1.6 mile spur, gaining another 800 feet There are 32 switchbacks between the Spring and Saddle. Alana Roytvarf added Afternoon hike. 4.1mi — 3h 00m Dec 22, 2018 Ricky Holzer. Plaque on Old Baldy Trail at Josephine Saddle: Tucson scout survivor Ralph Coltrin recalls 1958 Arizona tragedy with his son. From Josephine Saddle (7,120') to Baldy Saddle (8,780'), its about 2.0 miles. The trails are closed from the Super Trail and Old Baldy trailheads to Josephine Saddle. To follow the ridgeline to Mt. Right/south on White House Canyon to Madera Reserve Dr. Left/north on Madera Reserve. Your choices back include Old Baldy at about 2-2.5 miles or the Super Trail at about 4. Old Baldy Trail #372 to Josephine Saddle and back. Neighborhood: Paved Street, Walking Trail; Driving Directions: I-19 S to Continental. Return by … This one is a more challenging trail and meets the Super Trail at an area called Josephine Saddle. At this point Mt. about 1 month ago. At a flat spot, a trail branches to the right. There are great views of Mt. If you wish, return to the trailhead on the Super Trail. The mile following the Josephine Saddle is actually a pretty enjoyable segment of the hike and sort of the calm before the storm for some people. In Josephine Saddle, hop on the Old Baldy Trail. Wrightson looms just to the south, and the ridgeline runs north. It was a perfect winter-in-the-desert day for a hike – clear, cool, bug-free, and sunny. Almost 1,700 feet up, Josephine Saddle is reached at 2.3 miles / 7,100ft. Mount Wrightson:Follow above directions to Baldy Saddle. Hopkins on the way down with it's telescope occasionally visible. As we descended the Old Baldy Trail below Josephine Saddle during the 7 o'clock hour, it felt cooler than during our ascension during the 2 o'clock hour. Ian, take the Crest trail … about 1 month ago. Summit: Pete Mountain, McCleary Peak, Florida Peak, Old Baldy. Baldy Saddle: Follow above directions for Old Baldy Trail to Josephine Saddle. We arrived back at our cars at 7:41am. The upper trailhead is much more accessible, though it does require a hike to Josephine Saddle just to reach. Turn right onto the Aqua Caliente Trail and follow it to the saddle. This junction intercepts six paths providing reason to return. I essentially followed the signs that marked the Old Baldy Trail and/or Mount Wrightson summit. joe 1 year, 6 months ago Madera. I took the Super trail for the easy trip back down. The upper parking lot at the Roundup was already full of cars, presumably due to the Mt. Alana Roytvarf completed Super Trail. Alana Roytvarf completed Josephine Saddle Madera Canyon Trail. Old Baldy reaches the Saddle in 2.7 miles from the same parking lot. between the spring and the saddle. The Old Baldy Trail forms a figure 8 with the longer but less steep Super Trail. Change portal. ... trailhead is wide and a bit rocky until you reach the woods and the first of many switchbacks winding you up to the Josephine Saddle. Continue on Old Baldy Trail, past Bellows Spring to Baldy Saddle. Right/East on Josephine Saddle, right/south on Old Baldy. Up Super Trail to Josephine Saddle, down Old Baldy Trail. This is a 10.2 mile out-and-back hike with 4200 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 5-7 hours to complete. The two trails meet first at Josephine Saddle (7,250 ft elevation), and then again at Baldy Saddle (8,800 ft elevation). On the hike were Louis Burgess, Ronny Sepulveda, Ralph Coltrin Jr., Mike Early, Michael LaNoue and David Greenberg, … Details: Old Baldy Trail w/ Moez Ali This was a long, tiring search for this bird. Alana Roytvarf completed Josephine Saddle via Super Trail and Old Baldy. At the intersecting point there has been placed a much larger memorial. dgcoppock 10 months, 2 weeks ago Madera Canyon Sprung Spring. I prefer the Old Baldy Trail. HIKE DESCRIPTION: Hike Old Baldy Trail to Josephine Saddle. Above the midpoint of the “8” at Josephine Saddle, the Super Trail loops around the south side of the mountain through even more arid country, while Old Baldy switchbacks through thickets of New Mexico locust on a west-facing slope to Baldy Saddle. It’s big enough to stand-out on satellite imagery and made a great place to stop for a snack. Pick up the Old Baldy Trail there and follow it downhill to the trailhead. Adventure Travel Arizona TRAVEL TRAVEL BY REGION Trekking/Hiking United States. The female bear, weighing about 175 pounds, was shot at Josephine Saddle along the Old Baldy Trail above Madera Canyon after approaching to within 25 … After about 2.2 miles or so you come upon the signed Josephine Saddle - a major intersection in this area. adam.laguardia 1 year, 6 months ago Josephine Saddle to Madera Canyon Road, Santa Cruz County, AZ, USA. I choose a 7 mile loop trail first going up the steeper Old Baldy trail to Josephine saddle and then returning on the more gentle and picturesque Super trail. 4.5 (20) ... Up to Josephine Saddle, then to the top via Super Trail and back to Josephine Saddle via Baldy Trail. Moez and I finally heard it up the draw (later called Big X Draw for the sticks I put there) from Old Baldy Trail. To continue on the loop, go left and follow the Agua Caliente Trail to Josephine Saddle. From Josephine Saddle it's a steep 1.8 miles up through some rocky terrain to Baldy Saddle, where the Old Baldy trail once again meets the Super trail as well as the Crest trail. Overall it was a very fun trail, probably better suited to a day hike than a backpack, but would definitely hike this trail again in the future. Super Trail is 3.7 miles to Josephine Saddle. Read More. School Information. The shortest, most direct route is a roughly 1690 foot, 2.2 … … If you click "Change Portal", this checklist will be assigned to the portal you select below. Long, steep ascent but the views were absolutely amazing on this beautiful clear day. Hopkins’ western flank. Continue on Old Baldy Trail past Bellows Spring to Baldy Saddle. It is 1.2 miles longer and traverses south-facing, high-desert, arid slopes. Lemmon closure....just another crummy day in the Sonoran Desert It's another 1.8 miles around the northern slopes to Baldy Saddle. After reaching the Boy Scout Memorial at the saddle, we returned to the Mount Wrightson Trailhead on the Old Baldy #372 Trail. So we decided to continue along the Old Baldy Trail. Josephine saddle is … Old Baldy Trail #372 Difficult. Josephine Saddle to Baldy Saddle At the saddle, five trails intersect but there's a number of signs making the way to the summit evident. This is a difficult loop trail to Sprung Spring in Coronado National Forest. We heard it squeee three times; despite this, we were never able to … Super Trail meanders more, and has a shallower elevation gain. Change portal to: Change portal Cancel. Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Mount Wrightson via Old Baldy Trail, located in Coronado National Forest, Arizona. / Josephine Sprung 2.0 0.8 6 5 COMPASS CORRECTION Magnetic North 130 0.3k Agua Caliente Saddle 7240' Mt. Game and Fish says most of the incidents have happened near Bellow Springs. There's a 1-mile jaunt … This heart thumping climb leads from upper Madera Canyon to the vicinity of Agua Caliente Saddle, where that trail branches off toward Josephine Saddleand a number of other trails that crisscross the upper slopes of the Santa Ritas. Gets steeper as you get higher! Old Baldy links up with a two-track that takes you past a picnic area to the trailhead. (Pictured Below). Follow trail to the right to the summit. This will allow you to switch to a portal-specific protocol if desired. Turn left and follow rocky Old Baldy Trail to Josephine Saddle. Wrightson Picnic & Trailheads z Elev. This trail goes by Josephine Saddle and Mt. The Super Trail and Old Baldy continue together for less than a quarter-mile. Each section along Old Baldy is about 2.3 miles. Return on the same trail back. School District: Continental Elementary School District #39 On a later trip I decided to take a different trail one called the Old Baldy trail. Wrightson Picnic Area. January 9, 2019 January 16, 2019 Be prepared for steep switchbacks (32 to be exact!) Agua Caliente’s trailhead is located in a canyon of the same name on Mt. 4.5 miles one way. Around noon, they started up Old Baldy Trail toward Josephine Saddle. Above the midpoint of the “8” at Josephine Saddle, the Super Trail loops around the south side of the mountain through even more arid country, while Old Baldy switchbacks through thickets of New Mexico locust on a west-facing slope to Baldy Saddle. The descent to the trailhead down the Old Badly Trail #372 is relatively quick. Left/east on Continental. This weekend I went south of Tucson to Madera canyon in the Santa Rita mountains. Trail: Josephine Saddle Madera Trail Number 134, Kent Spring Trail 156, Cave Canyon Trail One Hundred Forty-Seven, Onal Recreation Trail, Vault Mine Trail One Hundred Forty, Old Baldy National Recreation Trail Loop, Sweetwater Baldy Saddle Trail … about 1 month ago. 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