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Ascent to Little Blue Ridge-rieff road on 2016-01-30

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Date:Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Little Blue Ridge - rieff road
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2271 ft / 692 m
    Remaining Elevation:849 ft / 258 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

the road was too muddy in the early morning for my 4wd car: i would have probably been OK had i gotten a later start on this sunny day. when i tried to back down the road i ended up sliding into the ditch... i proceeded to call 8 tow companies, none of whom would consider a dirt road, especially when i mentioned mud.

the fellow who lives in the trailer at the end of the gravel had the best tip though: "call pope valley towing".

huge thanks to jeff @ pope valley towing (707) 965-2302. he has built a tow truck out of a raised ford ranger with big tires, and no fear of mud, and he's familiar with rieff road.
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rieff road mud fail (2016-01-30). Photo by Dean Gaudet.
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