Ascent of Bally Peak on 2017-01-21

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Saturday, January 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bally Peak
    Elevation:2288 ft / 697 m

Ascent Trip Report

Found an open window between storms and did a short hike up Bally peak.

Started at the popular Redbud trailhead next to Cache Creek. I started up the slope heading ESE through nice open grassland and oak woodland following occasional cattle trails. Eventually reached a ridgeline NE of the peak and followed a short distance to Point 1865. The ridge veered left here and I followed the ridgeline to the summit. Fire had cleared out much of the brush of this route in 2015. A good layer of grass now covers the burn area.

I returned a different way following the old 4WD track north back to Hwy 20. Reaching Hwy 20, I followed the Hwy back to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1368 ft / 417 m
    Elevation Loss:1368 ft / 417 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1328 ft / 405 m
    Extra Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:NE slope and ridge
    Trailhead:Redbud/Cache Creek trialhead  990 ft / 301 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1338 ft / 408 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Trailhead:Redbud/Cache Creek trailhead  990 ft / 301 m

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