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Ascent of Santa Ynez Peak on 1967-04-08

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Mike Krechevsky
Phil Burress
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 8, 1967
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Santa Ynez Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4298 ft / 1310 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a trip while in high school with two friends. We walked up the forest road into a box canyon, climbed the canyon wall to reach the summit, only to find a jeep trail leading up to it from the other side! We thought for sure we were the first ever. Well, that was high school in 1967. The beginning of my adult love affair with mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Up drainage to ridgeline, then summit
    Trailhead:Lake Cachuma  875 ft / 266 m
    Grade/Class:Category 2 and 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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