Ascent of Poverty Ridge on 2021-01-03

Climber: Ken Toyama

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 3, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Poverty Ridge
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

It appears that a 20-mile ridge traverse from Joseph D. Grant park become a standard route for Poverty Ridge. I wanted to study alternate approaches. Felter road was gated at (37.41841, -121.76068) with no good place to park/hike a car. An approach from Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve seemed possible - it is longer than Felter road approach, but it is still sorter than Joseph D. Grant park approach.

I took mostly exposed dirt roads on my ascent toward the ridge line and took mostly off-trail cross-country route on my descent. With mostly gentle grassy hills my return route turns out to be pretty good, with no line of sights from any homes and this is also in various public lands as a bonus. This descended toward Cherry Flat Reservoir area. I took Alum Rock Fall road back to Sierra Vista. I saw no one. See my GPS track for details.

The trip was about 16.5 miles including a visit to Peak 2071.
Summary Total Data
    Trailhead:Sierra Vista  
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Toyama
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