Ascent of Barnabe Mountain on 2020-01-26

Climber: Chad Thomas

Date:Sunday, January 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Barnabe Mountain
    Elevation:1466 ft / 446 m

Ascent Trip Report

I tried to use the route Alex Gotz did a few months earlier... this didn't work out as there isn't much parking and there a no parking signs everywhere (put up by disgruntled resisdents).

Drove back to the Deadman's Gulch trailhead. Signs say parking only from 8:00 AM to sunset which worried me as it was getting late in the day and there is a park ranger station just down the road. I had only 1 1/2 hours until sunset so ascended as fast as I could making one wrong turn near the beginning (the trail had apparently been taped off).

The views were ridiculous. Rain the night before and fog all morning let to fantastic lighting for the afternoon. The top is incorrectly shown on Peakbagger and clearly the rocks just west of the lookout. I stayed too long, both catching my breath and enjoying the views of rolling green hills and near sunset, especially out towards Point Reyes.

I ran most of the way down getting out in only 20-25 minutes. Saw two bobcats en route, one crossed the path just a few yards in front of me as I was jogging, another a short distance away in a meadow. Exiting Devils Gulch I broke through the tape that had closed off the proper entrance to the trail like I was winning an Olympic marathon.

Finished almost exactly 1 1/2 hours after I began and just 3-4 minutes after sunset. Parking lot was still full of cars of course.
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