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Ascent of Hastings Peak on 2010-04-15

Climber: Robbie Mize

Others in Party:no one
Date:Thursday, April 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hastings Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Bailey Canyon TH. Climbed Jones Peak, Hastings Peak, and Mount Yale. It was a beautiful day out and only crossed paths with two other people all day. I did run into a deer on the ridge between Hastings Peak and the Mt. Wilson Toll Road. It was only about 30 feet away and was just staring at me. On the way back down from the summit of Mount YaleI almost stepped directly on a snake and, because I initially thought it might be a rattlesnake, I changed my footing at the last second and almost twisted the **** out of my ankle. I got soo lucky. Anyways, i started at 7:50am and was back at the car at 11:35am. I would recommend going down at the toll road until the ridge fire break is reached on the right, and taking this to the summit of Mount Yale rather than using the "use trail" that was recommended to me. It was very overgrown and full of ticks and not good at all. I returned the other way and it was much much better.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Bailey Canyon Trail
    Trailhead:Bailey Canyon TH  800 ft / 243 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:great
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Jones Peak, Mount yale, hastings peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Jones Peak2010-04-152575 ft / 785 m
2Hastings Peak2010-04-153200 ft / 975 m
3Mount Yale2010-04-153960 ft / 1207 m
Total Trip Gain: 9735 ft / 2967 m    Total Trip Loss: 9735 ft / 2967 m



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