Ascent of Table Top on 2013-10-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, October 20, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||4373 ft / 1332 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGetting to the trailhead is the first challenge. Looking at Google maps, a more direct route (than the signs indicate) is shown, but the first half mile shows it to be so bad as not to be worth it (it may not even be passable). Following the signs, the road is OK (for high-clearance, and preferably 4WD for the sand), but one needs to be vigilant for nasty ruts caused by washes. The last few miles are also rather rocky.
Once at the trailhead, the trail is fairly easy to follow (but one can lose it if one doesn't pay attention). The first couple miles are rather level, but then it gets steep, loose, and rocky.
As mentioned by many others, the official trail ends at the first (and shorter) summit, but an unofficial trail leads towards the real summit and gets to within an easy walk from it. The summit is very near the tallest tree on the "table". The USGS marker and summit register are a little ways north of there, marked by a metal pole.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2574 ft / 784 m|
| Extra Gain:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Distance:||8.8 mi / 14.2 km|
| Route:||Table Top Trail|
| Trailhead:||Table Top trailhead 2299 ft / 700 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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