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Ascent of Boardman North on 2018-04-08

Climber: Joe Merlone

Date:Sunday, April 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boardman North
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3626 ft / 1105 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the peak two days after a big rainstorm. The road had mostly dried out, no major water or trail issues. I followed the South pocket route as described in previous reports. Parked at the turnout, and quickly went over the gate. There was a downed tree from the storm that completely crossed the road in the first mile. This made feel very confident I wouldn't encounter anyone on the route. This was further reinforced by the sign in book for the hunting club. The last entry was back in November, even then there was only about 10 entires between July and November. I think some have been overly precautious on previous climbs (night hikes and the such). There weren't even locks on any of the gates. I think there is risk, but likely much less outside of hunting season. I did not encounter a soul or evidence of any recent traffic in the area the whole day.

The climb was pleasant, with much of the trees and a few wildflowers blooming on a blue bird day. As stated in previous reports the route is very obvious, a wide fire road all the way to top of Boardman. The two gates with private property signs as stated before were easy to pass though, no locks. There were evidence of homes and activity on either side of the ridge, but so far below there really was no risk of being noticed. Went over the top of Boardman and on to North. Could pick out Diablo and Copernicus peak in the distance. Could see the faint outline of the sierras, but quite hazy. No register on either peak, but there is a nice marker on North Boardman. Saw many tracks of coyotes and deer, but none were seen. Roundtrip was about 4.5hrs. Really pleasant lovely climb. Roundtrip 13mi car to car.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Part of Trip: Boardman

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Boardman2018-04-08 
2Boardman North2018-04-08 



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