Ascent of Haskell Peak on 2012-10-15

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Monday, October 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haskell Peak
    Elevation:8107 ft / 2471 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached from the east on way back from a trip to climb Great Basin peaks. I turned left onto Road 09 a little over 1 mile west of Yuba Pass on Hwy 49. I followed the road about 4.3 miles to a 4-way intersection at Chapman Saddle. Here I turned right following signs to Gold Lake. I did not go straight following a sign saying Haskell Peak 4 miles. There is a dirt road in that direction on my map that goes close to the summit, but I chose to take the easy Haskell Peak trail. The dirt road to the trailhead should be OK for most passenger vehicles, although I would still recommend a high-clearance vehicle.

The signed Haskell Peak trail starts 1.1 miles past Chapman Saddle. The hike took only 35-40 minutes and has a great view of Sierra Buttes to the west. In fact, I thought this peak has one of the better views of any peak in the Northern Sierras. On the summit was a 10-foot high rock cairn, similar to one I saw last year on Sawmill Peak down in Southern California.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1207 ft / 367 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Haskell Peak trail
    Trailhead:Haskell Peak trailhead  6900 ft / 2103 m
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes

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