Ascent of Peak 2798 on 2017-12-03
|Others in Party:||Brett Moffatt|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 3, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2798 ft / 852 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI had been eyeing this route for a while as an easy way to get to Peak 2798 in Yolo County without the long trek from Cache Creek County Park. We parked near the old town of Knoxville, just by gate to the McLaughlin Natural Reserve, a UC Natural Reserve donated by Homestake Mining, then very briefly crossed a corner of the reserve property before entering BLM land and heading up a grassy slop to a ridgeline. A well-defined path clearly visible in the satellite view led us a few miles north where we joined a fire road coming up from the west. Once we hit the higher ridge we circled around the lesser summit 2697 then continued along the crest to 2798. View were expansive, with an especially nice end to end view of Blue Ridge from Mt Vaca all the way north the Three Sisters.
On the way back we cut directly down the side of 2697 saving a half mile or so. There were plenty of dirt-bike tracks in the road, and a few too many discarded plastic bottles, but we never saw anyone the whole trip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2060 ft / 627 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||482 ft / 146 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||2060 ft / 627 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1578 ft / 481 m; Extra: 482 ft / 146m|
| Loss on way in:||482 ft / 146 m|
| Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||fire roads, open country|
| Start Trailhead:||Knoxville-Berryessa Road 1220 ft / 371 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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