Ascent of Tecuya Mountain on 2022-02-06

Climber: David Sharg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 6, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tecuya Mountain
    Elevation:7160 ft / 2182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tecuya Mountain, Peak 6958 and Bradley Ridge

Total distance: 10.4 miles
Total elevation gain: 2,200 ft
Total time: 5 hours
Start time: 8:15am
Trailhead: intersection of Cuddy Valley Road and Scott Russell Road, 7.5 miles west of I5; Tecuya Trail; 9N21
Accomplishments by list: HPS #119

Difficulty of hike: 5 out of 10. A steep section here and there, right before Peak 6958 and Tecuya Mountain, but overall a gentle incline. A bit of snow on the ground, not that much.

Views during hike: 8 out of 10. Excellent views on the summit of Tecuya. The towers on Frazier to the south looked like they could be reached out and touched. Pinos to the southwest and the Tehachapis to the east looked great too. From Peak 6958, views to the northeast and the snowy Sierras were good. Besides that, most of the trail was covered in trees. No views from Bradley Ridge.

Ascent on the descent: Maybe 200 feet or so to climb to Bradley Ridge, and another 200 or so feet of climbing elsewhere at various points along the route.

People seen during hike: none. Of the 3 hikes of 2022, only 1 person seen out there.

Animals seen: a deer joined me at the high point of Bradley Ridge

This was a fairly straightforward hike. The gate at the trailhead was closed, so I wasn't surprised I saw no one else out there. Supposedly it's possible to drive most of this route, but there were so many ruts in the road, I probably wouldn't attempt it without a 4WD.

After a good slope to start the hike, the trail doesn't gain much elevation until right before Peak 6958. There were 3-4 snow patches to traverse, which weren't so bad because they were on level ground. There's a short steep section just before Peak 6958, followed by another one right before Tecuya. But these are over quick, and both high points offer good views. The ammo can holding the register at Tecuya is a bit worn down and could use replacing.

There weren't any tracks available for Bradley Ridge yet, but my tracks should be good to follow. After going around a gate off 9N21, there's a route that's easy to follow that goes just east of the high point, then it intersects another trail that goes right over the high point, then sharply descends on the south side before joining 9N21 again. There's nothing special about this high point, just some extra exercise for this already easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Part of Trip: Tecuya

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak 69582022-02-06 
2Tecuya Mountain2022-02-06 
3Bradley Ridge2022-02-06 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Sharg
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