Ascent of Mount Diablo on 1985-02-17

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 17, 1985
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Diablo
    Elevation:3849 ft / 1173 m

Ascent Trip Report

A solo northside loop from Mitchell Canyon staging area-Mitchell Peak Tr-Mitchell Peak-Twin Peaks-Eagle Peak Tr-Eagle Peak-Murchio Gap-Bald Ridge Tr-Prospectors Gap-North Peak Tr-Devils Pulpit-Summit Tr-Mt. Diablo summit-Juniper Tr-Laurel Dell Camp-Deer Flat Rd-Deer Flat-Mitchell Canyon Rd-Mitchell Canyon staging area. Adding to the totally satisfying experience of hike was the excitement of having a magnificent bald eagle take flight just as I was approaching the rock ridge summit of Eagle Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3524 ft / 1074 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3524 ft / 1073 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3524 ft / 1074 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3224 ft / 983 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Route:Eagle Peak-Murchio Gao-Prospectors Gap
    Start Trailhead:Mitchell Cyn entrance  625 ft / 190 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3224 ft / 982 m
    Route:Deer Flat Rd-Mitchell Cyn Rd
    End Trailhead:Mitchell Cyn entrance  625 ft / 190 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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