Ascent of Chitterden Ridge on 2007-11-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, November 23, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2780 ft / 847 m|
Ascent Trip ReportChitterden Ridge with a prominence of approx. 740' is the prominence HP of Yuba County. Driving up Willow Glen Rd south of Brownsville I spied several likely access points to Chitterden Ridge but didn't explore them further because they ran through residential property. From Brownsville I drove down Frenchtown Rd to a point 0.1 mile beyond its junction with New York House Rd. I parked at a yellow gate across a dirt road near a mail box numbered 16382. (The sign at the gate advised that this land is private forest.) I followed this road a short distance before it became an unmaintained roadbed heading gently uphill. When it gave out, I continued XC uphill through the forest with minor bushwhacking. I next crawled under a tight barbed wire fence at a lateral road which probably marks the boundary of the private land I had been traversing. I continued tramping uphill before crossing another, more prominent dirt road. I crossed it and soon was at the forested summit area. I couldn't be certain of the "true" summit, which could be one of several bumps in the open part or in the denser forested area. I checked them all. Unable to find a record of Edward Earl's ascent. The road I crossed just before the summit may well lead down to Willow Glen Rd. I retraced my steps to Frenchtown Rd, feeling lucky to have found my objective without benefit of map or GPS directions. RT distance of about 3.5 miles.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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