Ascent of Haskell Peak on 2012-10-15
|Date:||Monday, October 15, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8107 ft / 2471 m|
Ascent Trip ReportApproached from the east on way back from a trip to climb Great Basin peaks. I turned left onto Road 09 a little over 1 mile west of Yuba Pass on Hwy 49. I followed the road about 4.3 miles to a 4-way intersection at Chapman Saddle. Here I turned right following signs to Gold Lake. I did not go straight following a sign saying Haskell Peak 4 miles. There is a dirt road in that direction on my map that goes close to the summit, but I chose to take the easy Haskell Peak trail. The dirt road to the trailhead should be OK for most passenger vehicles, although I would still recommend a high-clearance vehicle.
The signed Haskell Peak trail starts 1.1 miles past Chapman Saddle. The hike took only 35-40 minutes and has a great view of Sierra Buttes to the west. In fact, I thought this peak has one of the better views of any peak in the Northern Sierras. On the summit was a 10-foot high rock cairn, similar to one I saw last year on Sawmill Peak down in Southern California.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1207 ft / 368 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Haskell Peak trail|
| Trailhead:||Haskell Peak trailhead 6900 ft / 2103 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Time Up:||35 Minutes|
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