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Ascent of Table Mountain on 2014-02-16

Climber: Rick Peterson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Table Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3473 ft / 1058 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in ravine on Turkey Flat Rd about 1 1/2 mile from road's end not to be too obvious. Turkey flat is a long flat area in plain view for about 1 1/2 mile more from road's end so about 3 miles on straight flat rd before heading up a ravine towards the mountain and power lines. Started at 9:30 at night and summited at midnight because of private property situation with no cover whatsoever. When Turkey Flat Rd finally goes to the right (SE) I turned NE through the cow pastures entering a ravine that narrowed as it went uphill toward the peak and power lines. With full moon it was easy navigation which is a good thing since my GPS is not working well. After exiting the ravine up grassy slopes under the towers there is a well traveled road just to the right as you ascend which takes you to the top.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1975 ft / 602 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Power lines
    Trailhead:Turkey Flat Rd  1498 ft / 456 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
light overcast full moon
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes



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