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Ascent of Sonoma Mountains High Point on 2009-01-25

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Sunday, January 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sonoma Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2463 ft / 750 m

Ascent Trip Report

We 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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