Ascent of Rose Peak on 2009-03-14

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Dave Sendek
Date:Saturday, March 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rose Peak
    Elevation:3817 ft / 1163 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dave Sendek on cool March Saturday; started at 0828, ended at 1514. Made good time. Saw gray fox and Western Bluebird. Peak socked in by fog, temp. likely in the 30s, and 15 to 20 mph wind. Encountered Boy Scout troop on way to Stewart Camp, one other summit hiker, and two summitting trail runners who started from same trail head, but ran McCorkle route.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4356 ft / 1327 m
    Elevation Loss:4356 ft / 1327 m
    Distance:21.5 mi / 34.6 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
cool, overcast, low ceiling
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3558 ft / 1084 m
    Extra Loss:131 ft / 39 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Ohlone Camp rd to Backpacker Rd
    Trailhead:south Sunol parking lot  390 ft / 118 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4225 ft / 1288 m
    Extra Gain:798 ft / 243 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Trailhead:south Sunol parking lot  390 ft / 118 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 31 Minutes

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