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Ascent of Silver Peak on 2013-07-29

Climber: David Kensiski

Others in Party:Blaine Goldsmith
Steve Goldsmith
Nick Heyer
Eric Kensiski
Jeff Peck
Matthew Peters
Justis Whalen
Date:Monday, July 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1804 ft / 549 m

Ascent Trip Report

Boy Scout Island Adventure trip. Had canoed from Cherry Cove to Parsons Landing and camped the night before. Accessed the peak by a series of trails and fire roads. And the designers of fire roads have no concept of hiking grade. Some parts were very steep and taxed my ability to keep up with teenagers. Worth the effort, however, as the view from the top is exceedingly rewarding. Returned via the same route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1804 ft / 549 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Silver Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Parsons Landing  
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Island Adventure (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Silver Peak2013-07-291804 ft / 550 m
2Mount Orizaba2013-07-312125 ft / 648 m
3Black Jack Mountain2013-08-01510 ft / 155 m
Total Trip Gain: 4439 ft / 1353 m    Total Trip Loss: 4439 ft / 1354 m



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