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Ascent of Mount Davidson on 2019-03-17

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Taxicab
Peak:Mount Davidson
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:925 ft / 281 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a nice fun CHP if you like adding in urban hiking. My Uber dropped me off at the corner of Chaves and Del Sure Ave. I walked uphill in a nice subdivision and then saw a nice woman and man relaxing in chairs in their tiny SF lawn. I was looking for the easement between houses as a trailhead shown on the Google maps and she recognized my hiking boots and politely directly me up the stairs between their house and their neighbors. There are many well used use trails weaving up this public space and I passed at least 10 dogs with their owners on a walk. The cross at the top is historic and huge. It looks to be higher than the USGS spot that shows as the highest point so I walked over both and then headed down another use trail to see other views of the City below. As I came out decided I could walk through safe nice neighborhoods and start connecting all the bumps. Looking across the valley I could see some sweet hills in the distance and another nice couple confirmed I was spotting "Twin peaks" so that became my next destination.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Total Elevation Loss:370 ft / 112 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:55F beautiful day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:325 ft / 99 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:corner of Chaves Ave and Del Sure Ave  600 ft / 182 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:370 ft / 112 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 345 ft / 105 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:580 ft / 176 m
Ascent Part of Trip: San Francisco-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1San Bruno Mountain2019-03-17 a1209 ft / 369 m
3Mount Davidson2019-03-17 c350 ft / 107 m
4Twin Peaks South Peak2019-03-17 d313 ft / 95 m
5Twin Peaks2019-03-17 e112 ft / 34 m
6Twin Peaks-North Peak2019-03-17 f90 ft / 27 m
7Tank Hill2019-03-17 g85 ft / 26 m
8Corona Heights Crag2019-03-17 h110 ft / 34 m
9Buena Vista Park High Point2019-03-17 j105 ft / 32 m
10Bernal Heights2019-03-19 a271 ft / 83 m
11Holly Hill2019-03-19 b120 ft / 37 m
12Visitacion Knob2019-03-19 c490 ft / 149 m
13Sign Hill2019-03-19 d386 ft / 118 m
15Coyote Point Recreation Area Highpoint2019-03-19 e147 ft / 45 m
Total Trip Gain: 3788 ft / 1156 m    Total Trip Loss: 2863 ft / 871 m



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