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Ascent of Pyles Peak on 2009-07-24

Climber: Brian Brigham

Others in Party:Andrew
Date:Friday, July 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pyles Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1379 ft / 420 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part #2 of Pyles Peak
Part #2 Pyles Peak

This TR details an after work hike to Cowles and Pyle peak. We started at 6:15, tagged Mount Cowles and reached Pyles Peak by 7:20. Many would argue that it takes a lot of work to get to Pyles Peak, a mountain with views that are not especially unique with the more grandiose Mount Cowles and Fortuna Mountains in the proximity. However, the hike is peaceful with none of the usual Mount Cowles traffic and offers good views throughout. The views of downtown are especially good. Following a short break we walked back to Mount Cowles by 8:00 and proceeded to safely stumbled to the parking lot under a new moon and saw a snake. Fun hike!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1473 ft / 447 m
    Elevation Loss:1982 ft / 603 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Fairly Hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1195 ft / 363 m
    Extra Loss:983 ft / 299 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Trailhead:1591 ft / 484 m
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:999 ft / 304 m
    Extra Gain:278 ft / 84 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Trailhead:658 ft / 200 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pyles Peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Cowles Mountain2009-07-24
2Pyles Peak2009-07-24



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