Ascent of Saddle Peak West on 2017-12-21
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, December 21, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Saddle Peak West|
| Elevation:||2806 ft / 855 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked on Stunt Road near the Backbone Trailhead. Up to saddle and over to the western summit. Vehicle just left outer fenced area as I was approaching. Watched them leave. Dreamed I entered the open gate, proceeded to highest tower and force ghosted (Star Wars - The Last Jedi) to the inner fence to observe the benchmark on the northwest side of the building. Awoke back at the open gate. From here went over to Saddle Peak East.
View through the chain-link inner fence of benchmark on summit (2017-12-21). Photo by Greg Sweel.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||476 ft / 145 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||81 ft / 24 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||476 ft / 145 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.3 km|
| Route:||Backbone Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Stunt Road 2330 ft / 710 m|
| Loss on way out:||81 ft / 24 m|
| Route:||Followed road back to junction|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle Peak East 2725 ft / 830 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Saddle Peak|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 512 ft / 156 m Total Trip Loss: 561 ft / 171 m
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