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Ascent of Sentenac Mountain on 2016-04-29

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Friday, April 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sentenac Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3068 ft / 935 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a private hike with Pat Arredondo, Pat Vaughn and Bruce Craig. First on our list was Grapevine. We took 79 south out of Temecula to S2 to just before Scissors Crossing at 78. We parked just before the Crossing. There was a large parking space on the north side. You will see a sign that says no dumping.
At the north end of the parking lot, there was a use trail that led to the PCT. You can see the PCT from the parking lot. Once on the PCT we hike about 2 miles to a point at 2000’. Here we left the trail and started up a ridge that went north then northeast to the summit of Grapevine. From Grapevine, we hiked back to a saddle at 3700’. From this point we went south then southeast to Peak 3831. From here we followed a ridge that went southwest to the PCT which we followed to the car. We met several through hikers on the PCT. There was a register and a BM on Grapevine but nothing on 3831.
From Grapevine parking, we drove down to 78, turned left, drove about 4 ½ miles to the entrance to Plum Canyon. Here we took a dirt road about 1 ½ miles to the end and parked. At the one junction turn right. We started up the Calif. Hiking and Riding Trail, went about ½ mile south to a wash coming in from the right (west). We followed this wash about ¾ mile then turned right (northwest) to the summit of Sentenac. There was a register on Sentenac.
From Sentenac we went south to Peak 2756. There no register or BM on the summit. From 2756 we went southeast then northeast to Plum Peak at 2937. Plum had a register on it. From Plum, we followed a ridge north down to a wash that we thought was the wash we went in. Turns out it was the next wash over to the east. When we were about due east of the car we just hiked over the ridge and down to the road to the car.
Back in the car, we decided to do one more peak, 2403. We park just south of the peak, climbed under the fence and up the short distance to the summit of 2403. We found no register.
7:50 am Depart. 2330’
9:50 am Grapevine. 3955’
11:00 am Peak 3831.
12:45 pm Car. 7.5 miles round trip, 2363’ gain, 4 hours, 55 minutes.
1:35 pm Depart. 2200’
2:40 pm Sentenac. 3068’
3:30 pm Peak 2756’
4:15 pm Plum Peak (2937’)
5:15 pm Car. 4.8 miles round trip, 1286’ gain, 3 hours, 40 minutes.
5:40 pm Depart.
5:45 pm Peak 2403’
5:55 pm Car. 0.3 miles round trip, 65’ gain, 15 minutes.
Total for the day: 12.6 miles round trip, 3714’ gain, 8 hours, 50 minutes.
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