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Ascent of Poverty Ridge on 2019-01-19

Climber: Powen Ru

Others in Party:Yaomin
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Poverty Ridge
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3320 ft / 1011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at Twin Gates a little before 7am, luckily found the gate was open (even a sign noting 8am-sunset).
The trail to Antler Point is easy to follow, but we somehow missed Antler Point while thinking Peak 2987 is the high point.
We followed a steep use trail of Peak 2987 NW ridge, hoping to reach the saddle directly, but encountered two unnecessary "class-2 man-made obstacles".
(We should have simply followed the first "obstacle" to get back Canada de Pala Trail.)
There are more "class-2 man-made obstacles" along the way. Given recent rains, all ponds look nice, especially an unmarked but largest lake at 37.4076, -121.7334.
We checked/verified map/gps at every junction to eventually reach Poverty ridge. We went further to 3301 hoping to find a BM mentioned by Burd, but got nothing after our carpet search.
On our descent, we made a mistake at 3164 by taking the left spur (where we should go right) until we spotted a pond at right (marked as Spring on topo map). We then crossed the ridge to another pond before getting back to the road. (GPX available in Yaomin's TR)
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3850 ft / 1173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3850 ft / 1173 m
    Round-Trip Distance:20.6 mi / 33.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2310 ft / 704 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 970 ft / 295 m; Extra: 1340 ft / 408m
    Loss on way in:1340 ft / 408 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:SE ridge
    Start Trailhead:Twin Gates  2350 ft / 716 m
    Time:4 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2510 ft / 765 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 970 ft / 295 m; Extra: 1540 ft / 469m
    Gain on way out:1540 ft / 469 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:NW ridge
    End Trailhead:Twin Gates  2350 ft / 716 m
    Time:4 Hours 50 Minutes



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