Ascent of Corral Hollow Hill on 2012-09-03

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Monday, September 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Corral Hollow Hill
    Elevation:8170 ft / 2490 m

Ascent Trip Report

Turn-off for the trailhead is 0.1 mile NE of the county line on Hwy 4, as updates to Suttle's County High Point book has pointed out. No sign on main road for turn-off. Once you turn onto the dirt road,a damaged sign indicating Corral Hollow ATV trail can be seen. I parked here and walked up the dusty ATV road to the left (west), occasionally moving off the road the let motorbikes have full access to the trail as they sped by.

At the top of the ridge after 2 miles of walking, a 4WD truck was parked up here. Clearly, sturdy 4WD vehicles can drive to this point. I turned left and went about a mile to the high point indicated in Suttle's book. No register, just a rock duck on the highest boulder pile. Nice view of Mokulumne Peak here. Turned back and walked into the trees to the more eastern of two other high points with the same contour line (8160+ ft). There was a plastic bottle here at the highest boulder with loose paper inside. All the usual county high point suspects have signed in here, suggesting this is the true high point of the county. Makes sense since this closed 8160 foot contour line contains the greatest area of the three in the immediate area. I didn't even bother going to the most western of three 8160+ point. This particular point doesn't even show up on my Carson-Iceberg wilderness map with 80-foot contour lines (the other two do have 8160 contour lines), and some of those that have visited it indicate in the register they did not think it was higher.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1150 ft / 350 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:ATV trail from south
    Trailhead:Corral Hollow ATV trail  7100 ft / 2164 m
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country

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