Ascent of Majuba Benchmark on 2011-01-29

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, January 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Majuba Benchmark
    Elevation:7388 ft / 2251 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Majuba from I-80 exit 145 and the town of Imlay. On the west side of I-80 I headed south about 1.1 miles to a nice dirt road with a big sign indicating it was the beginning of the Applegate/Lassen cutoff for the pioneers crossing the country by covered wagon. Stay on this road and 10.8 miles pass a couple signs advertising the National Conservation Area of the Black Rock Desert. At 12.3 miles cross Jungo Road and at 17.8 miles take the left fork on a lesser road that has been eroded by water flows. In about 2.0 miles on this lesser road pass a sign mounted in a piece of railroad rail indicating that Antelope Springs off to the left was a popular watering hole for the pioneers. Continue straight for another 1.5 miles and then turn left on a still lesser road that has water erosion problems also. Stay on this last road for 2.6 miles to where it comes out of the canyon and crossed a saddle. This last part of the road still had snow on it and I had to use 4WD to get through it and up the road.

I parked at the saddle and hiked from there north to the summit. I used an ascending traverse around the east side of peak 2187 aiming for the saddle with elevation 2124 on the north ridge of Majuba. There are some rocky outcroppings on the north slope of Majuba, but they are easily climbed over or around. Beautiful views from the summit. The last signature in the register was by Ken Jones in February of 2010.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1162 ft / 354 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:6226 ft / 1897 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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