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Ascent of Pyles Peak on 2011-03-03

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pyles Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1379 ft / 420 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Cowles Mtn, I headed over to Pyles Peak via the trail. What a great walk! Not a single soul on the entire mountain once I left the summit of Cowles. The flowers were blooming from the rain the weekend before and the marine layer was moving in, shrouding Cowles Mtn in clouds as I topped out on the unnamed peak between Pyles and Cowles. No prom, no name, not logging it... Luckily, Pyles didn't get covered in clouds until after I was descending from the summit.

Headed back over Cowles after Pyles. The sun set as I was headed back up Cowles, so I took the service road back down to Barker Dr vice the Barker Trail. Didn't need my headlamp and I only encountered 5 people on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:970 ft / 295 m
    Total Elevation Loss:811 ft / 247 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:970 ft / 295 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 159 ft / 49 m; Extra: 811 ft / 247m
    Loss on way in:811 ft / 247 m
    Route:Pyle's Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:1220 ft / 371 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: MTRP2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cowles Mountain2011-03-03 a851 ft / 259 m
2Pyles Peak2011-03-03 b970 ft / 296 m
Total Trip Gain: 1821 ft / 555 m    Total Trip Loss: 811 ft / 247 m



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