Ascent of Corral Hollow Hill on 2014-09-26

Climber: David Sanger

Date:Friday, September 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Corral Hollow Hill
    Elevation:8170 ft / 2490 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Corral Hollow from the trailhead on State Route 4 just east of the county line. It had rained in the morning and so the trail was not dusty. Found the cairn with the Gatorade bottle/register and all the signatures at the southeastern candidate then walked over to point 8170 on the cliff overlooking Mokelumne Peak. My GPS showed the first spot at about 8158’ and the second at 8159’ but all within the margin of error. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for the hi-res LIDAR data to know for sure.

On the jeep road on the ridge were a couple of hunters with a white 4WD pickup and a tent pitched. They had driven up from Cabbage Patch, starting on Forest Service Road 7N09 (probably via Bear Trap Basin). They said it was a “long way” but passable with 4WD. Deer season started the next day Sept 27. I had not thought to do so this time but you can check deer hunting zones and dates at the DFG website. Corral Hollow is zone D5 and the hunt runs through Nov 2.

The hunters suggested hikers wear a bright orange hat or something just to be safe if hiking in season (Good idea. A San Francisco Giants cap would do fine!!)

Also the route is now signed as part of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest trail, though I don't think that means they'll do any maintenance.

Here's Google Street View of the trailhead :
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1244 ft / 379 m
    Total Elevation Loss:188 ft / 57 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1244 ft / 379 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1056 ft / 322 m; Extra: 188 ft / 57m
    Loss on way in:188 ft / 57 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Corral Hollow trailhead  7114 ft / 2168 m
Descent Statistics

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