Ascent of Peak 2991 on 2019-03-03
|Date:||Sunday, March 3, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2991 ft / 911 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe lower portion of this hike is part of the Frank Raines Park, and after seeing information regarding some public hikes that were done in the area I decided to see if I could extend that up to PK 2991. I parked at a very large turnout, with trash cans nearby for the the day use area. A steep but good use trail goes down to Del Puerto Creek, about 100 feet lower. The creek was high and moving fast, but I was able to cross with the water being just above knee height.
Once on the other side I found good use trails which led me up to the ridge, from where I continued north. It was up here that the only fence crossing took place, no signage and an easy crossing. From there I followed use trails and ranch roads up. The ranch roads have not been driven in a few weeks I would guess. Some cows on the road forced me to go cross country steeply uphill, but the terrain is easy. There is very little shade and expect full exposure to anyone who happens to be around, although the entire hike felt remote (just structures visible across the street and on adjacent hillsides a mile distant). There is no indication of where the park ends, the fence seems to be well past the boundary and without any signage it looks like it is just for sectioning off the grazing cattle.
As I approached the summit I was surprised how close Mt. Oso was. This might be a viable alternate route for that peak, as if one continued on they would eventually connect to Mt. Oso road.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2318 ft / 706 m|
| Gain on way in:||2318 ft / 706 m|
| Distance:||5.9 mi / 9.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||673 ft / 205 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 46 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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