Ascent of Yuba County High Point on 2014-09-01
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, September 1, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Motorcycle|
|Peak:||Yuba County High Point|
| Elevation:||4825 ft / 1470 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed David Sanger's directions from 3 days ago. They were generally excellent, except that the large turnout for the dirt Scales Rd isn't directly opposite the Strawberry Valley Campground sign, but about 1/3 mi up the road (north). Directly across from the sign is the paved Scales Rd (they're both called Scales, it's confusing) which ends in a washout, a locked gate, and several large boulders. This thing is never reopening.
The correct road is very easy to follow (basically just stay straight) all the way to the turn for the white gravel 21N68Y, after about 6.9 miles on dirt. Low-clearance cars should probably park here, there's a small washout just up the hill. My KLR650 was able to make it all the way up to the county line (I mean, one would hope).
The logging track leading to the HP area has been so obliterated by downed logs and forest detritus that it's very difficult to find and follow, even on foot. Completely impassible to any vehicle. I'd suggest simply parking somewhere near the crest of 21N68Y, pulling out your GPS, and striking off cross-country.
At the HP, I found a stump with several sticks leaning against it, presumably the work of David Sanger. I added a few more. We could use a register.
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