Ascent of Mount Vaca on 2010-03-06

Climber: Mark Kornfeind

Date:Saturday, March 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Vaca
    Elevation:2819 ft / 859 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up Mix Canyon to 4.0 mile marker.
Hiked up road & turned left at "Y" which said "no trespass"
Took 1+ hour to reach top.
"Golfball" domed tower was further down the road and lower than hill just passed so I went back.
Found summit marker between two fenced area's
Highest point was some piled rocks due west of marker.
Weather was cool and comfortable (cloudy but no fog in any of the valleys). Could see Mt. Diablo, Mt Tam. Sutter Buttes, Sierras.

Energy: 1 liter water; 1 cliff bar; almond butter & jelly sandwich
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:cloudy but no fog
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Mix Canyon to "Y" to ridgeline
    Trailhead:4.0 mile marker  2019 ft / 615 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 

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