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Ascent of French Hill on 2017-02-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, February 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:French Hill
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:426 ft / 129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last hike of the evening going back to hotel. I was able to do this with light this time and I was shocked at the views. For a small prominence peak this is a really nice viewing area. It feels like it is a deep 360 degree panoramic view in all directions. It is hard to believe it is under 200 feet of prominence. The hill was green and lush from the record rains unlike last time where it looked dry and desert-like. Amazing what adding a bit of water can do.
Parked off Concordia in public parking just before the gated area. Hiked up to the TH and did the two mounds and back again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:306 ft / 92 m
    Total Elevation Loss:306 ft / 92 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant
60F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:291 ft / 88 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 276 ft / 84 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:standard public access
    Start Trailhead:at Concordia Gate  150 ft / 45 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:291 ft / 88 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 276 ft / 84 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    End Trailhead:150 ft / 45 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Irvine-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Signal Peak2017-02-20 a624 ft / 190 m
2Moulton Peak2017-02-20 b637 ft / 194 m
3French Hill2017-02-20 c306 ft / 93 m
Total Trip Gain: 1567 ft / 477 m    Total Trip Loss: 1090 ft / 332 m



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