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Ascent of Yuba County High Point on 2018-02-24

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Yuba County High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4825 ft / 1470 m

Ascent Trip Report

I put snow cables on a little after the bridge. When I approached 21N68Y junction, I saw whole bunch hikers flocking down, among them was Lisa Barboza, a living Sierra Club legend IMO. Then she introduced me some other hikers, all renown peakbaggers. Apparently, they did not hike all together. I could conclude three routes among the tracks. I followed the farthest one to S ridge. Their boot tracks save my summit finding effort.
After locating the concrete post, I went NE to tag a higher summit in Sierra County (1471m according to the GPS of my phone, compared to 1467m at the concrete). Then I retraced back to the county high point, follow SW slope, the shortest path back to 21N68Y. MountainForecast got 5-10mph, 27-28F right, but failed to predict the 0.5 inch flurry.

(starting from February 24 at 3:50pm)
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:765 ft / 232 m
    Total Elevation Loss:765 ft / 232 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:541 ft / 164 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 425 ft / 129 m; Extra: 116 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:116 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:S ridge
    Start Trailhead:21N68Y Jct  4400 ft / 1341 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:649 ft / 197 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 425 ft / 129 m; Extra: 224 ft / 68m
    Gain on way out:224 ft / 68 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:NE ridge, then SW slope
    End Trailhead:21N68Y Jct  4400 ft / 1341 m
    Time:37 Minutes



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