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Ascent of Gobblers Knob on 2019-06-08

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 8, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Gobblers Knob
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6955 ft / 2119 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at the TH. Beautiful sunrise. Up at 5am; packed up camp and hiking by 6am. A PCT thru hiker trail-name "wizard" camped with us; he was from Homer Alaska. Top off his water and wished him best of luck. We took the direct ascent route from the trail (gate). It was steep, loose footing, and had lots of moguls. My only guess they were for erosion control to rehabilitate a firebreak; too steep for mtn biking (with wire cables at the bottom). The direct route takes you to the yellow post first; which has incredible views in all directions. The actual summit is half a football field away (as it is slightly higher). Found and signed the register. From the summit, we descended via the north ridge. This is a much better way (next time I would hike the PCT then ascend this route; while longer, more pleasant with better footing). Once we reached the PCT, we continued north for several miles. We passed one thru hiker heading south; a bit odd time of year for that... Once we reached an elevation of 7760 and SE (below) Peak 7898, we went XC and semi-straight for the summit. The summit has a yellow post but not a single patch of clear (of shrubs) or flat area. Be careful of the edge as it is a minimum 500 foot fall/slide. Had a good break enjoying some snacks and views. At 9am, headed back to the trailhead (south on the PCT). On the way back we encountered ten PCT-thru hikers (I didn't get all the names...one was from germany, "arches", "sage", "downthehill"). They had mentioned they left camp at 3am (at the water cache far below) to beat the heat. It was warm, getting much warmer, plus they are hauling gear upward. Heat advisories were being posted for the coming days all over socal. We donated water to those that wanted some. We were back at the trailhead before 11am (with all the stops to talk to hikers). Enjoyed a beer and four more PCT thru hikers. Then headed home.

These stats include the summit to Gooblers Knob and down until we reached the PCT; the remaining stats can be found on the Peak 7898 report. (Total was 7.2 miles; ~1850 feet gain)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:486 ft / 148 m
    Total Elevation Loss:316 ft / 96 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:486 ft / 148 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:East ridge
    Start Trailhead:Sheep Creek Truck Trail Turnaround  6469 ft / 1971 m
    Time:34 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:316 ft / 96 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:North ridge
    End Trailhead:Sheep Creek Truck Trail Turnaround  6639 ft / 2023 m
    Time:18 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Circle Gooblers Knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Circle Mountain2019-06-07 a1426 ft / 435 m
2Peak 64602019-06-07 b 
3Mount Jo Peak2019-06-07 c51 ft / 16 m
4Peak 67052019-06-07 d318 ft / 97 m
5Gobblers Knob2019-06-08 a486 ft / 148 m
5Peak 78982019-06-08 b1260 ft / 384 m
Total Trip Gain: 3541 ft / 1080 m    Total Trip Loss: 3539 ft / 1079 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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