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Ascent of Eureka Peak on 2012-04-25

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Eureka Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5518 ft / 1681 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up from Black Rock Canyon Campground via the California Riding and Hiking Trail, Fault Trail and the Eureka Peak Trail. Once I got there I noticed on the trail map that the park provided that Warren Peak is also over 5,000'. I was trying to climb as many of the park's ten 5ers as possible. I was planning on returning via the Burnt Hill Trail so decided to take that to the Black Rock Canyon Trail and then hike up Warren on the same trip. It took me 3 hr 26 min. from the summit of Eureka to the summit of Warren and back to the Back country board at the Campgrounds.

The whole hike was on trails but the trails are very soft sand, my least favorite kind!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2618 ft / 797 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2618 ft / 797 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.4 mi / 19.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Cool, cloudy with a slight mist at times.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1518 ft / 462 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:CRHT, Eureka Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Black Rock Canyon Campground  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:1 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2618 ft / 797 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1518 ft / 462 m; Extra: 1100 ft / 335m
    Gain on way out:1100 ft / 335 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Burnt Hill and Black Rock Canyon Trails
    End Trailhead:Campground via Warren Peak  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:3 Hours 26 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Warren Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
2Eureka Peak2012-04-252618 ft / 798 m
Total Trip Gain: 2618 ft / 798 m    Total Trip Loss: 2618 ft / 798 m



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