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Ascent of Coyote Hill on 2016-11-17

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Scooter Nelson
Bailey Taylor
Roxy Butler
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, November 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Coyote Hill
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1541 ft / 469 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked in Lot 6 on the University of Riverside Campus and walked up S. Campus Drive until we reached a narrow paved road just beyond Lot 43 and across from the Insectary and Quarantine Facility. From there we walked east up the road, passed a greenhouse and reservoir, and then ascended to a saddle just below Versity Benchmark. At this point we left the paved road and followed a well defined dirt road to the twin boulders on the summit of Coyote Hill.
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Downtown Riverside from the summit of Coyote Hill. Versity Benchmark visible in the foreground to the right. Mount Rubidoux is directly behind the downtown area (2016-11-17). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:441 ft / 134 m
    Trailhead:1100 ft / 335 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Nice day with good visibility



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