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Ascent of Sierra Peak on 2016-06-12

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Sunday, June 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sierra Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3045 ft / 928 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a solo hike of a Lower Peak and 2 PB bumps. For Sierra, I did the primary route, hiking up Skyline Drive. The peak guide driving directions were right on. From the parking spot, I started on a paved trail for about 3/10 miles going under a overpass. The paved trail made a sharp right (west) and continued on until I reached a gate. This is the start of the dirt road of Skyline Drive. It was just a matter of following this road about 5.5 miles to Oak Flat. At Oak Flat you will see a number of antennas and the junction with Main Truck Divider road. At this point, I turned right (north) and followed the road to Sierra Peak. There was no register on Sierra, but there was a sign and a benchmark.
From Sierra, I continued back on Main Truck Divide to Oak Flat, then continued on to Beeks Place. About ¾ mile from Oak Flat, I came to a junction of Black Star Canyon Road on the right. I continued on Main Truck and in about a 110’ saw a road on the right that led to Beeks Place. There were a number of stone foundations on Beeks. There was no register or benchmark.
From Beeks, I went back to Black Star Canyon Road and went down that road about a mile to BM R 567. Just before BM R 567, there was a use trail on the right side of the road. I followed this use trail a short distance to where my GPS said was BM R 567. I found no benchmark. There was a bump just north of BM R 567, thinking that might be the benchmark. I went about 1/10th of a mile, found no benchmark and the road was just continuing up to another bump. It was hard to tell exactly where the BM was suppose to be, but I believe my GPS had the correct spot.
From BM R567, I walked back up the road to Beeks, had lunch then followed the road to the car.
6:50 am Depart. 1116’
8:45 am Oak Flat. 2709’ 5.11 miles, 1725’ gain
9:40 am Sierra Summit. 3045’ 7.6 miles, 2380’
10:08 am Depart.
11:00 am Oak Flat.
11:20 am Beeks Place. 2820’. 10.9 miles, 2865’ gain
12:05 pm BM R 567. 2196’ 13 miles
1:10 pm Beeks Place
1:25 pm Depart.
3:15 pm Car. 20 miles round trip, 2655’ gain, 3655’ gain, 8 hours, 25 minutes.


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