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May 17, 2013
Just to add to the approach description. From the hairpin Bruce mentioned, there is now a line a stacked rocks marking the start of the trail. This trail is pretty easy to follow to the top of the moraine. From the top of the moraine, drop down slightly, heading north and generally staying at the base of the slope on your left. The trail is vague in places here but travel is fairly easy. (snakes can be here April-October)
You will be heading north approx 15 minutes, past a couple large boulders, looking for the first prominent gully dropping down from the crest (see photo). In this gully, several class 3 dry walls are easily bypassed, usually on the right. Once in the gully, the trail becomes easier to find, with Bad Daddy itself marked by a large pile of rocks.
The approach is the in sun in the morning and can be warm. But the excellent climbing on Bad Daddy is in the shade and can be cool and breezy.
Total hike can be done comfortably in about an hour.
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