Ascent of Peak 4781 on 2010-09-09

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Thursday, September 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 4781
    Elevation:4781 ft / 1457 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed Peak 4781 from Star Gulch Road and then Road 300. Road 300 is brushy and not used much. It goes south from Star Gulch Road directly at Peak 4781 and then passes on the east side down to the south ridge where it turns and heads north up the west side. It ends at an old mining area where the structure and shaft are collapsed. I parked at the mine and hiked up the steep slope to the ridge above. I turned north on the ridge and followed an old mining trail for a ways and then it ended and the bushwhacking began. It is a couple hundred yards down to the high point and the further I went, the worse the brush was. Lots of manzanita and California Live Oak to work through. I found a couple rocks that stood up and appeared to be the highest spots. Occasionally there were views through the brush to the surrounding mountains.

Update 12/09/2011: Road 300 has been abandoned and disabled by the Forest Service. It is blocked but can be hiked if you don't mind climbing over 40-50 berms along the road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:4656 ft / 1419 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack

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