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Ascent of Combs Peak on 2015-02-07

Climber: Phillip Katzmann

Others in Party:Katy and I
Met a fellow named Matt on the summit.
Date:Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Combs Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6193 ft / 1887 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pretty straight forward. Chihuahua Valley road off of Highway 79. Head east until we saw the sign to Lost Valley road bearing right for 4-5 miles until we came to the PCT trail. Followed the PCT trail north for about an hour until we saw the cairn on the west side of the trail. Then followed the trail and cairns to the top. Beautiful 360 view. Excellent views of Santo Rosa peaks, Jacinto, Coyote Mt. Villager, etc. Easy bag.
Walking north on the PCT brought to mind a multitude of memories when my brother Boyd and I hiked a big chunk back in 1983... wow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:593 ft / 180 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Beautiful
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:593 ft / 180 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:northbound PCT trail to cairn on west side of trai
    Start Trailhead:PCT Trailhead  5600 ft / 1706 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:same as ascent
    End Trailhead:Summit  
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes



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