Ascent of Sonoma Mountains High Point on 2009-01-25
|Date:||Sunday, January 25, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Sonoma Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||2463 ft / 750 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe followed the route as described by Dennis Poulin on his comprehensive Summitpost page. http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/284640/sonoma-mountain.html
A lovely hike through the redwoods to a disappointing summit. Clear views to the ocean and across Sonoma valley as compensation. Fleeting bobcat sighting on the descent.
Jack London State Historic Park was interesting in itself and so was the wine tasting in Sonoma after the hike..
Climbed with my work colleagues Brian O'Neill and Gaudenz von Capeller on a spare day during a business trip from Switzerland to San Francisco.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1823 ft / 555 m|
| Distance:||8.7 mi / 14 km|
| Route:||Lake Trial & Mountain Trail|
| Trailhead:||Parking Lot, Jack London State Historic Park 640 ft / 195 m|
| Grade/Class:||Easy trails|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
A few afternoon clouds on the higher tops inland but otherwise a beautiful winter (!) day
| Time Up:||3 Hours 5 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
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