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Ascent of Negro Hill on 2010-11-20

Climber: James Barlow

Date:Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Negro Hill
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4875 ft / 1485 m

Ascent Trip Report

After descending Queen Mtn/BM, I headed to Pine City, which was not as interesting as I had hoped. From Pine City, I followed the well-traveled trail SSW about a mile or so until I split off due SW to the summit of Negro Hill. The sun was setting as I summited so I took a flash pic on top. Just as I began to descend, the rain began. It was very light, so I didn't bother to stop for my jacket. I just kept on going. I descended a gully on the NW side of the hill and attempted to follow the 'trail' west back to my car along the road. Be warned, the Old Queen Valley Historic Road has all but faded back to nature. It is almost impossible to follow in the dark (without a headlamp) under cloudy skies. I did it by just heading due west across the desert. I think it would be a little easier to follow in the daylight... Overall, a wonderful hike despite the rain and darkness! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:335 ft / 102 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:335 ft / 102 m
    Route:NE Slopes
    Start Trailhead:4540 ft / 1383 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Queen Mtn Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Queen Mountain2010-11-20 a1600 ft / 488 m
2Queen Benchmark2010-11-20 b80 ft / 24 m
3Negro Hill2010-11-20 c335 ft / 102 m
Total Trip Gain: 2015 ft / 614 m    Total Trip Loss: 400 ft / 122 m



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