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Ascent of Jobs Peak on 2020-10-31

Climber: Yao-Min Chen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jobs Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10633 ft / 3240 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started my hike at Horse Meadow. I was not sure whether the Forest Road 31051 would be open and whether my RAV4 would be able to make it here. I was lucky this time. Last year when we came to climb Freel Peak and Jobs Sister (June 8, 2019), FR 31051 was locked at the entrance gate because of still plenty of snow accumulation.

From Horse Meadow, I first headed southeast to Peak 9048 SE, then I followed the ridge to Peaks 9840 and 10505, before reaching Jobs Peak. The peak had a big antenna and metal box, which seemed to be used for weather or seismic data collection and transmission. The summit register books were inside a big metal mailbox. Many notebooks stacked inside and were all filled with signatures. It needed a new notebook. The peak is very frequently visited.

Somehow the GPS track of my hike looks like a whale, it was an accidental art. On the descent I at 10240 ft actually followed a wrong trail descending down the NE ridge of Peak 10505. I turned around and created the upper half of the whale tail. One should just stay above 10240 ft, head west and cross this ridge to continue their descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2312 ft / 704 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2312 ft / 704 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2312 ft / 704 m
    Route:SW Ridge via Peaks 9840 and 10505
    Start Trailhead:Horse Meadow  8321 ft / 2536 m
    Time:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2312 ft / 704 m
    Route:Willow Creek to Horse Meadow
    End Trailhead:Horse Meadow  8321 ft / 2536 m
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Yao-Min Chen
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