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Ascent of King Peak on 2018-05-21

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:King Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4088 ft / 1246 m

Ascent Trip Report

Didn't know this when I made my plans, but this makes a nice combo with Rainbow Ridge. Thankfully I had the Benchmark California Atlas with me and noticed the connection. If you can drive up to Lightning TH, you can drive here from Rainbow Ridge by continuing SW on Mattole Rd (paved but lots of potholes) to Honeydew, then south on Wilder Ridge Rd (well-paved) to King Pk Rd. Not sure but I think the roads were signed. You may want to have good maps. Very curvy most of the way, but have to think I saved time from going back down Mattole Rd to US-101, then down to Redway and out to King Pk.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2019 ft / 615 m
    Elevation Loss:2019 ft / 615 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:few SC below, sct ci; viz 60mi; breezy; cool
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1919 ft / 585 m
    Extra Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Lightning Tr, CCW loop
    Trailhead:Lightning TH  2229 ft / 679 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 22 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1959 ft / 597 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Trailhead:Lightning TH  2229 ft / 679 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 5 Minutes



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