Ascent of Marsh Creek State Historic Park High Point on 2020-04-11
|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 ReportI went to this high point with an investigative mindset...my 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|
| Distance:||1.3 mi / 2.1 km|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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