Ascent of Copernicus Peak on 2014-01-18

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Copernicus Peak
    Elevation:4360 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to get to the peak, whether from San Jose or I-5, is the most challenging part of getting this summit.

While there is a gate blocking the minor road that goes toward the summit, if you read the signs on the gate (and ignore the other signs), it appears the road is closed to unauthorized *vehicles*, and it is implied that a right to enter, on foot, is granted (technically it says the right may be revoked at any time, but why include that if the right isn't given at present?)

The "lookout" is unique, at least in my experience, as it is built atop a water tank. Even when the lookout is closed, one can get some nice views from the water tank.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Raod -> trail
    Trailhead:Bottom of road toward peak  4180 ft / 1274 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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