Ascent of Mount Davidson on 2012-03-11

Climber: Daniel Dolan

Others in Party:Maddie Dolan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Davidson
    Elevation:7864 ft / 2396 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy hike under normal conditions. I had high hopes of making it a 5 mile trail run, but 50+mph winds and a snowy trail made it pretty interesting in running shoes, shorts and a light jacket. You can see the top the whole way up, so you can make your own way, but the "correct" way, as far as I can tell, is to follow the power line road up the ravine, then cross over to the peak side about 1 1/2 miles up the trail, and continue along the road to the rocky summit. Heading down, you can backtrack, or take the steep and sandy trail straight down to the town. Total distance is between 3-5 miles, depending on route down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1644 ft / 501 m
    Elevation Loss:1644 ft / 501 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1644 ft / 501 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Trailhead:6220 ft / 1895 m
    Time Up:0 Hours 48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1644 ft / 501 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Trailhead:6220 ft / 1895 m
    Time Down:27 Minutes

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