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Ascent of Villager Peak on 2016-09-10

Climber: Derek Grady

Date:Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Villager Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5756 ft / 1754 m

Ascent Trip Report

First of all, would not recommend doing this peak until later in the year. Temperatures reached the 100s (F) approaching midday. Started later than we'd hoped, around 0700. Parked on the south side of S22 opposite from the turn off for the trailhead (if you hit mile marker 32 heading east, you've gone too far). Picked up the use trail heading North - the spur to Villager was pretty obvious and made a useful point of reference. The use trail was fairly easy to follow. The ascent up onto the initial point of the spur from the floor was very steep. The rest of the ascent followed the same ridge line all the way to Villager. You're climbing nearly the entire time with only one or two flat areas. We stopped from 1100-1400 and camped under a rock/tarp structure for a brief respite from the sun. When it cooled off (only slightly), we sauntered on. We reached Villager Peak around 1600; the summit is marked by a large cairn on the western side of the peak. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset, had some dinner, and then camped out overnight. The peak offers several good, sheltered locations for a tent. After a nice sunrise the next morning, we started our descent at 0636 and reached the car just before 1000. I went through about 7-8L of water. Overall, a rather strenuous hike. Perhaps next time we'll wait until the weather cools off.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4873 ft / 1485 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4812 ft / 1466 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.5 mi / 23.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Midday temps 90-100F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4873 ft / 1485 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Start Trailhead:883 ft / 269 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4812 ft / 1466 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.5 km
    End Trailhead:944 ft / 287 m
    Time:3 Hours 17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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