Ascent of Marsh Creek State Historic Park High Point on 2020-04-11

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marsh Creek State Historic Park High Point
    Elevation:541 ft / 164 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went to this high point with an investigative second trip of this nature. When I got to the corner of Marsh Creek Road and Deer Valley Road, I checked my map and noticed that I could access this state park from Deer Valley Road quite easily instead of going through private land off of Marsh Creek Road. I actually drove to another road off of Deer Valley Road called Briones Valley Road. This road was dirt and had a gate here at the front which was open when I was there. There were signs indicating private property, but I assumed it was in reference to the state park. I hiked south on this dirt road until I found a gate that I could scamper over the easily and I thought I saw a game trail through the meadow. I hiked on this game trail west toward the high point and up a ridge type hill. I felt exposed until I got to the top of this hill. Then I descended into a little valley between the hill l was on and the hill I wanted still further west. There were cattle in the area, which I avoided by taking a big arc around them. Then I ascended the ridge/hill that the high point was on and claimed it. I went back the same way until the big meadow. The change there was that I went north toward Deer Valley Road and hopped a gate there. Then made my way back to my truck. The GPX file shows all. This was number 252 of the CA state park system.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Retemeyer
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