Ascent of Rattlesnake Mountain on 2015-05-28

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Darryl
Date:Thursday, May 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rattlesnake Mountain
    Elevation:1602 ft / 488 m

Ascent Trip Report

From our park point at the end of Peach Street we walked up a paved road toward a water tank. A few feet before reaching a fence surrounding the tank we picked up a faint trail heading south (left) and followed the route until it merged with a fairly level dirt road that runs parallel to the base of the mountain. We followed the road until we passed a small grove of trees at the bottom of a canyon and then headed up the southeast side of the hill, reaching a ridge due south of the summit. A short but progressively steeper walk up the ridge brought us to the summit area.
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Peak 1739 from the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain (2015-05-28). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:542 ft / 165 m
    Trailhead:1060 ft / 323 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
sunny and pleasant with a thick haze

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