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Ascent of Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak on 2016-03-25

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

followed patrick bergeron's advice for starting point. it was mid-day on a friday and there were several locals out around their homes, they were friendly enough and waved back.

once you're on the jeep road you begin seeing the damage from the 2015 fire. i saw almost no green, other than a small patch of baby ferns growing back. the route i took would have been a bushwhack other than the fact that there were no more bushes, so i'm listing it as open country. i did end up with soot on my clothes/pack. there were no wide open views, mostly just views of more forest damage.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:730 ft / 222 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2444 ft / 744 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:112 ft / 34 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle  4368 ft / 1331 m
    Time:7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2444 ft / 744 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1826 ft / 557 m; Extra: 618 ft / 188m
    Gain on way out:618 ft / 188 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    End Trailhead:maple shadows and CA-175  2654 ft / 808 m
    Time:2 Hours 6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: cobb mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cobb Mountain-East Peak2016-03-25 b 
2Cobb Mountain2016-03-25 c2197 ft / 670 m
3Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak2016-03-25 d730 ft / 223 m
Total Trip Gain: 2927 ft / 893 m    Total Trip Loss: 2910 ft / 887 m



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