Ascent of Peak 5642 on 2013-06-07

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 5642
    Elevation:5642 ft / 1719 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Santa Lucia Trail, it's about .6mi to the Peak 5642 located on the western bump. I found this short detour much more enjoyable than the rest of the Santa Lucia trail leading up to Junipero Serra and beyond.

The summit is marked by a metal pole with a faded triangle sign. Right next to the pole (on the southwest side) is a pile of rocks containing a glass jar that functions as a summit register--basically a very fragile piece of paper dating back to at least 1978. Bill Clarke is the oldest legible name on the paper, the top of which has the words written "Clarke Peak." Sounds good to me.

I totally forgot a pen and paper back in the car, so I couldn't sign it :( If anyone happens to read this TR prior to going, please do bring an extra pen and some paper to leave there for future visitors!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:291 ft / 88 m
    Extra Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:XC from Santa Lucia Trail
    Trailhead:Santa Lucia Trail  5411 ft / 1649 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:18 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Junipero & 5642

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Junipero Serra Peak2013-06-074153 ft / 1266 m
2Peak 56422013-06-07291 ft / 89 m
Total Trip Gain: 4444 ft / 1355 m    Total Trip Loss: 4444 ft / 1355 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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