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Ascent of Peak 3339 on 2021-01-01

Climber: Jim Wick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 1, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 3339
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3339 ft / 1017 m

Ascent Trip Report

What a great way to break into the new year!!!

I delayed departing the house for the temps to warm up a bit. Started hiking at 0845. Temp was 44 degrees; 12mph wind chill dropped it more. I had to start with gloves, windproof head beanie, and fleece. Especially since this is an inverted hike (climb your way out) so I didn't have elevation gain to elevate the body temp. I followed the dirt bike trail most of the way. The views are great. Lots of interesting rocks to check out. I was trying out a new camera so I made tons of stops and side trips. The plan was to bag Peak 3339 then Al Holden peak. With the sun angle I changed my mind and did Al Holden peak first then Peak 3339. I was getting great shots of a peak that is just before Al Holden. It was really neat navigating and bouldering and photographing. Once you start descending into the boulder alley, there were large ducks to reduce wasted navigation ;). See Al Holden peak trip report.

I then worked my way back and around to Peak 3339. Just south of the peak is a huge flat rock (large enough to park a car) which requires a short scramble. This was a great photo and snack stop. I then climbed down and over to the actual summit. The tunnel had some rocks that would require removing the pack. There is a one ton rock just hanging there on the tunnel ceiling which looked dangerous (not something I was going to try while hiking solo if at all). So I left the camera/backpack and scrambled around. While the peak was neat it wasn't incredible. I enjoyed getting there more than the summit. Only stayed a minute or two then scrambled back down. I returned to the dirt bike trail and proceeded to climb. Note it seems at times you are climbing this route twice with all the dirt bike moguls to hike through. think three foot size stairs. About a third of the way up, I encountered two dirt bikes. They stopped to chat...my guess was they were also interested in scouting future hunting possibilities. They continued down for at least a couple more miles. I never saw or heard them the rest of the day. My only human encounter of the entire day until reaching home.

I definitely have to go back to explore more nooks and crannies, crevasses.

Stats include Al Holden Peak, all breaks, photos, exploring, etc.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1589 ft / 483 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1589 ft / 483 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:570 ft / 173 m
    Loss on way in:1130 ft / 344 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:dirt bike trail & XC
    Start Trailhead:Carrizo Overlook   3899 ft / 1188 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:459 ft / 139 m
    Gain on way out:1019 ft / 310 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:dirt bike trail & XC
    End Trailhead:Carrizo Overlook   3899 ft / 1188 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2021 Peak 3339 twin

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Al Holden Peak2021-01-01 
2Peak 33392021-01-011589 ft / 484 m
Total Trip Gain: 1589 ft / 484 m    Total Trip Loss: 1589 ft / 484 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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