Ascent of Yuba County High Point on 2014-09-01

Climber: Scott Burley

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 Report

Followed 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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This stump next to an old logging road marks the approximate highpoint (2014-09-01). Photo by Scott Burley.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:21N68Y  4700 ft / 1432 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Scott Burley
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