After hitting Baldhead's true summit(which is mostly wooded) we continued on along the mostly level ridge top to the "Eggplant" rock.
After dropping off the summit of Baldhead, we descended to the north/ northeast and immediately hit a large section of spruce. Some sections were fairly thick and made it tough to negotiate.
Once across the creek, we had to climb directly up a 200 foot embankment to get to the spotted car on Tucker Road. We arrived back at the car feeling quite exhausted after 8.5 miles and 3000 feet ascent.