Ascent of Cahto Peak on 2005-11-20

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 20, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cahto Peak
    Elevation:4233 ft / 1290 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Laytonville on U.S. 101 go west 2.5 miles on the Branscomb road, which turns sharply to the left at this point. Continue straight ahead on the Cahto Peak Rd. In 0.7 mile the pavement ends and a well maintained dirt road, steep in places but easy, continues for 4.2 miles to a locked gate. Walk up the road about 2/3 mile to a saddle, where the road splits. Go south (left) to the flat summit of Cahto Peak, which is festooned with telecommunications equipment. Cahto Peak L.O. is on a slightly lower knoll to the south, accessed by its own road just beyond the saddle. Though no longer in regular use, it appears to be in reasonably good condition.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:325 ft / 99 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:325 ft / 99 m
    Route:Cahto Peak Rd
    Start Trailhead:3908 ft / 1191 m
Descent Statistics

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