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Ascent to Brushy Sky High-Cache Creek on 2016-04-07

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Brushy Sky High - Cache Creek
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1100 ft / 335 m
    Remaining Elevation:2096 ft / 639 m (16% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Brushy Sky High is a P1k and is on the CC list, making it a tempting target. It burned in the 2015 Rocky Fire, so I thought this would be a good time to visit and avoid the brushy sections that had bedeviled earlier climbers. Since the trail involves a crossing of the South Fork of Cache Creek, I waited until several weeks after the most recent rain. I made the long trek from home to the BLM’s Redbud Trailhead and walked 2 miles to the creek at Baton Flat. I found it high, swift, and completely impassable. I turned around and returned to the trailhead after picking up “The Peninsula”, a nearby P300 on the way.

Back at the trailhead, I saw a sign describing the controlled water releases for irrigation that occur in the spring and summer. Apparently I had waited too long, and the creek will be high until the fall. The sign said that water release information is available from Yolo County Flood Control by calling (530) 662-0266. Real-time, historical, and predicted flow data is online at http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/graphicalRVF.php?id=RMSC1 .

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    Trailhead:Redbud Trailhead  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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