Ascent of Anderson Peak on 2017-12-02

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Saturday, December 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anderson Peak
    Elevation:4099 ft / 1249 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jerry notified me that access to this area had finally opened back up after last years fires (not yet so for Manuel Peak about 10 miles to the north) and we decided to pay the area a visit with the primary target being Anderson Peak (CC Peak) and with secondary objectives to pick up Michael's Hill (P300) and Timber Top due to its proximity to our route.

The first 3 miles of the hike are fairly steep, gaining about 2500 feet, all on trail/ranch roads. The trail crests on the side of Timber Top, although we didn't summit Timber Top until the return. We then followed the gently uphill sloping road all the way to the Anderson turnoff, some 9 miles from the start. We followed Bob's instructions, ignoring the first spur road and taking the signed "Anderson Peak" spur. We had to crawl under a couple of fences to achieve the summit, which is flat and contains radar equipment for aircraft.

We retraced our steps back to the main road and then back to Michael's Hill, where we summited the marked summit at spot elevation 3861, however, it seemed fairly certain that the next bump to the north was higher so we visited that too. My GPS gave the second hill an elevation 12 feet higher than 3861, and visually it was obvious that we were higher up. So the marked Michaels Hill is in the wrong spot, the true peak is the next bump north.

From there we went back to Timber Top, summited that and then did the tiring 3 mile/2500 foot descent, making for a 19.5 mile day, with about 4700 feet of gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4820 ft / 1469 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4820 ft / 1469 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3620 ft / 1104 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Loss on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:19.8 mi / 31.8 km
    Start Trailhead:479 ft / 145 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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