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Ascent of Cahto Peak on 2018-05-19

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cahto Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4233 ft / 1290 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Cahto Pk, I headed over to climb Signal Pk. Looked for the jeep road mapped east of the radio facility, but it is buried under slash and downfall and brush, so had to go over the top. Easy to find on other side, though a few spots are overgrown. Heard it was a mild bushwhack on Signal, so I observed the forest on the way over. When I got to its base, I just wasn't in the mood. I just had enough of pushing limbs and brush out of the way and stepping over downfall lately. Turned around and headed back. In the last meadow on the way back, I spotted a sow and at least one cub at the other end. Made some noise and they headed up the hill and into the forest.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:948 ft / 288 m
    Total Elevation Loss:948 ft / 288 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:few SC below, few Cu 090; viz 60mi; breeze; warm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:513 ft / 156 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 503 ft / 154 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:road
    Start Trailhead:gate  3730 ft / 1136 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:938 ft / 285 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 503 ft / 154 m; Extra: 435 ft / 132m
    Gain on way out:435 ft / 132 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:jeep rd to Stoten Opening; old road
    End Trailhead:gate  3730 ft / 1136 m
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes



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