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Ascent of Saddle Peak West on 2017-12-21

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, December 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saddle Peak West
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2806 ft / 855 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked 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.
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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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Saddle Peak West2017-12-21476 ft / 145 m
2Saddle Peak East2017-12-2136 ft / 11 m
3Point 27302017-12-210 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 512 ft / 156 m    Total Trip Loss: 561 ft / 171 m



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