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Ascent of Mount Isabel on 2017-03-11

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:Jerry Kohn
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Isabel
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4230 ft / 1289 m

Ascent Trip Report

it seems that this peak was purchased as part of the nolan ranch purchase by SFPUC and the nature conservancy. as far as i know they haven't opened it yet, so i will just have to imagine what the hike might be like. one approach might be through the chupacabra infested territory to the north, along ranch roads.

based satellite views the summit area contains much brush, but there would also appear to be some fire breaks which could be useful for reaching the highest point. the eastern slopes of the peak are clearly grassy in satellite views, and a careful analysis of slope angles (caltopo is my favourite tool for this) it is easy to imagine some side-hilling and steep sections when approaching from the east.

you can imagine combining this peak with another unreachable: pyramid peak. in this imagined hike i've included pyramid peak as part of the statistics.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2985 ft / 909 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2985 ft / 909 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1985 ft / 605 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 385 ft / 118 m; Extra: 1600 ft / 487m
    Loss on way in:1600 ft / 487 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:chupacabra
    Start Trailhead:CA-130  3845 ft / 1171 m
    Time:2 Hours 48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1385 ft / 422 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 385 ft / 118 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Gain on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    End Trailhead:CA-130  3845 ft / 1171 m
    Time:1 Hours 43 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: pyramid and isabel

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Pyramid Rock2017-03-11 a 
2Mount Isabel2017-03-11 b2985 ft / 910 m
Total Trip Gain: 2985 ft / 910 m    Total Trip Loss: 2985 ft / 910 m



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