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Ascent of Moulton Peak on 2020-02-25

Climber: Brad Stemm

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Moulton Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:887 ft / 270 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Canyon Vistas TH (540') hiked south on Wood Cyn Trail/Road approx 1.3 miles (past Creek Trail exit). At elev 280' went left/east on an obvious, narrow bike trail. Trail has low tree branches, leads to a class 2 rock wall with hand/foot-holds. Climbed wall, hiked drainage ditch bike trail to first power pole (0.5 miles, elev 700'). Trekked around power pole and followed upper Edison Road SSE to another bike trail; trail leads past another power pole, past the first water tank to the high-point near a fenced cell tower. The high-point is at a higher elevation than either water tank, good views of the Park. Returned via steep bike trails to Wood Canyon Trail, good conditioning hike to practice footwork on narrow rocky trails.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1073 ft / 326 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1073 ft / 326 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1 & 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:710 ft / 216 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 347 ft / 106 m; Extra: 363 ft / 110m
    Loss on way in:363 ft / 110 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Wood Cyn Trl - Bike Trails
    Start Trailhead:Canyon Vistas near Silkwood  540 ft / 164 m
    Time:0 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:710 ft / 216 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 347 ft / 106 m; Extra: 363 ft / 110m
    Gain on way out:363 ft / 110 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Bike Trails - Wood Cyn North
    End Trailhead:Canyon Vistas near Silkwood  540 ft / 164 m
    Time:0 Hours 35 Minutes



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