Ascent of Anthony Peak on 2019-09-01

Climber: Erik Easterly

Date:Sunday, September 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anthony Peak
    Elevation:6954 ft / 2119 m

Ascent Trip Report

My girlfriend and I drove up to RON at Wells Cabin Campground the afternoon before (Sat, 31 Aug 2019). We woke up the next morning (Sun, 1 Sept 2019) to hike from our Wells Cabin Campground site to the top of Anthony Peak. It was a beautiful morning around high 60s to low 70s. After a small breakfast, we set off at 8am. The only path we could see to Anthony Peak was a single to double lane rough dirt and gravel service road. We walked along that road to the top. According to my Garmin GPS, it was 1.63 miles from the Wells Cabin Campground entrance to the Anthony Peak sign at the top of Anthony Peak (3.3 miles round trip). The grade was gentle and a fairly easy and pleasant hike. We stopped to take several pictures along the way. Over-all, it took us around 40-min to hike to the peak. At the top, we went up to the fire lookout tower to say hello, but found it unmanned. It was a clear, beautiful day at the top with incredible surrounding views. It was a pleasant experience camping and hiking in the Mendocino National Forest. We highly recommend it.

Regarding how to get there, we came in from the town of Covelo, CA. From Covelo, it is a 28-mile drive east to Wells Cabin Campground, which took about an hour to drive. The last 15-miles were along an unpaved, winding gravel road as we gained approximately 2,000 feet in elevation. We are not fans of Google as a company, but used Google maps, which worked fine. There were also a few signs along the way to confirm we were on the right road. Note: We were in a 4WD SUV, but believe a 2WD could make it fine. Indeed, we saw a low clearance Tesla sedan driving up as we were heading back. Hope you have a great trip and hike!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:654 ft / 199 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:654 ft / 199 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Anthony Peak Fire Road
    Start Trailhead:Wells Cabin Campground  6300 ft / 1920 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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