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Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2019-11-11

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Bobby Boxer
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, November 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Badger Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4987 ft / 1520 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bonus peak. The Peakbagger page says USFS but per the topo it looks to be just outside and the roads didn't feel like USFS land. But in any event, I saw no gates or signs prohibiting access. See track for driving route. I think about any vehicle or perhaps an Outback could make it to the 1400m junction. Above here I would say high clearance. Then the very final spur is probably 4WD but you're so close to the summit it is moot. That road was blocked by a tree. There might be another track or jeep travel from more S that can be driven; I didn't check. The ridge is open easy travel and there's an old rocky track on the S side as well. The high ground is clearly the BM area as marked on the E end of the contour. This is a rocky bump with wide views including Shasta (of course) Black Mtn, and Cottonwood Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:146 ft / 44 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Ridge
    Trailhead:Road  4921 ft / 1499 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Noel
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