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Ascent of Chaparral Peak on 2013-09-30

Climber: Krystal Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, September 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chaparral Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1760 ft / 536 m

Ascent Trip Report

I don't have a car, so I biked, BARTed, and Biked to UC Berekeley campus. I decided to hike straight up the hill and got lost trying to follow deer tail short cut- ran into the giant fence around the Berekeley research area. That'll teach me to try a peak without a map. A really nice lady gave me a ride from the Botanical gardens to the top of Grizzly Peak Blvd.

I would have been able to take the fire roads up if I had turned onto the fire road at the parking area on Centennial Dr.

From parking area on Grizzly Peak Blvd. opposite S. Park Rd., follow fire road to summit.

Took the fire roads back down to UC Berekeley. It's fairly easy to find the way down. There were also a lot of people on the fire roads to double check my course with.

I got to see 2 deer, 8 turkeys, 1 coyote, a student practicing singing above the Stadium, and various lizards. Lots of animals out there!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1250 ft / 380 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1910 ft / 581 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1150 ft / 350 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 900 ft / 274 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Route:N/A
    Start Trailhead:Berekeley BART  860 ft / 262 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1660 ft / 505 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1560 ft / 476 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Fire trails on Panoramic Hill
    End Trailhead:200 ft / 60 m



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