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Ascent of Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak on 2016-03-25

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

followed patrick bergeron's advice for starting point. it was mid-day on a friday and there were several locals out around their homes, they were friendly enough and waved back.

once you're on the jeep road you begin seeing the damage from the 2015 fire. i saw almost no green, other than a small patch of baby ferns growing back. the route i took would have been a bushwhack other than the fact that there were no more bushes, so i'm listing it as open country. i did end up with soot on my clothes/pack. there were no wide open views, mostly just views of more forest damage.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:730 ft / 222 m
    Elevation Loss:2444 ft / 745 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:112 ft / 34 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:saddle  4368 ft / 1331 m
    Time Up:7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2444 ft / 745 m
    Extra Gain:618 ft / 188 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Trailhead:maple shadows and CA-175  2654 ft / 808 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: cobb mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Cobb Mountain-East Peak2016-03-25 b
2Cobb Mountain2016-03-25 c
3Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak2016-03-25 d



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