Ascent of Sierra Peak on 2019-11-23

Climber: Marc Machin

Date:Saturday, November 23, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sierra Peak
    Elevation:3045 ft / 928 m

Ascent Trip Report

Good day for a hike when I left my house, but I think the Santa Ana's picked up while starting the hike; the wind was howling at the top! I mostly had the trail to myself; just passed a few mountain bikers. I parked at the entrance to the Green River Bike Path just past Green River Golf Course and walked the mile along the paved path until I could cross under the 91 Fwy at the old Coal Canyon exit. I elected to take Coal Canyon Road towards the summit, connecting at Leonard Road, then on to the summit. After a few pics in the howling wind, I started down, but this time took the "express" route down Telephone Trail to Pipeline Trail then back to the bike path and to my car. I'm soooooooooo glad I did this counter-clockwise route; coming down Telephone Trail was crazy steep! At times I wondered if I should just glissade down the road/trail. Going up that route would have killed me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2615 ft / 797 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2615 ft / 797 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.1 mi / 21.1 km
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2615 ft / 797 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:Coal Canyon Rd to Leonard Rd
    Start Trailhead:Green River Bikepath  430 ft / 131 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2615 ft / 797 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Telephone Trail to Pipeline Trail
    End Trailhead:Summit  430 ft / 131 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marc Machin
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