Ascent of Combs Peak on 2011-01-16
|Others in Party:||Nathaniel|
|Date:||Sunday, January 16, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6193 ft / 1887 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove out to TH with the hubby - 4WD and high clearance vehicle recommended. TH was at mile 4.7 on Lost Valley Road going towards the Boy Scout camp. Headed North for approx 2 miles on PCT until we came to a saddle overlooking the East (Paradise Valley) and flat-ish camping spot. From there, we navigated away from the PCT and followed a somewhat obvious duck/carin route to the summit. No defined trail, but plenty of carins to look up for. 15 minute scramble or so - some loose soil and rocks, very steep at times - but well worth the effort. 3 USGS markers, the HPS logbook in an ammo can, and summit peak stake are all at the top. Beautiful views and a great spot for lunch if it's not too windy.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1200 ft / 366 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Trailhead:||4993 ft / 1521 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 1- class 2|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||sunny, 75+ in the sun, cooler in shade with patches of snow along trail at the shadowed draws.|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours |
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