Ascent of Poverty Ridge on 2019-01-19
|Others in Party:||Yaomin|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 19, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3320 ft / 1011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportArrived 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)
|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|
| 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|
| 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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