I took the direct path up the south-western ridge of Big Baldy to the summit, then took the more common route down Dry Canyon to get back. Dry Canyon has a lot of shade in the upper elevations.
Near the top of the Dry Canyon trail as you reach the saddle below Big Baldy you will necessarily cross a dozen or more man-made erosion control trenches. These trenches were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps sometime between 1933 and 1941 (the amount of work done to put these in must have been impressive).
- “Nine Years of Achievement” (Kenneth W. Baldridge Dissertation, 1971)
- “Erosion Control Lines”
- “In Timp’s Shadow”
- The Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah (book)
Last modified on 2020-06-09