Ascent of Peak 4120 on 2015-01-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, January 7, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4120 ft / 1255 m|
Ascent Trip Report Starting just above a large turnout on the downhill side of Hwy 18 below Panorama Point, there is a smaller parking area with a gate, that is the start for this hike. The road goes up, down and back up for 1.3 miles bringing you to a flat area between 3 peaks, 1 is not named the other two are 4120 and Marshall Peak.
To the right is another road gate that leads to 4120 and a AQMD station. No view here, so skip it unless you just want the peak. Its only .3 miles to the top.
Starting back at the gate, Marshall Peak is visible to the west and marked with railings of railroad ties. Theres a shortcut right to the top or take the road around the south side of the hill for a better view. The top looks like a helicopter LZ and the "peak" is a pile of rocks/PVC pipe on the west side.
From here, Cloud BM is more to the west. You can head back down the road or shortcut a drainage just north of Marshall Peak. The drainage is fairly steep and very rutted with loose rocks. From the drainage, follow the road about .25 miles and then vear left. This less used road takes you to the BM. If youre looking to take a picture of the BM, good luck; I walked around for a few minutes with GPS and couldnt find it. From here its 2 miles on Cloudland Truck Trail back to Hwy 18. All 3 peaks is about 5 miles and under 2 hours roundtrip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||499 ft / 152 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||499 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Cloudland Truck Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||HWY 18 & Cloudland Truck Trail 3621 ft / 1103 m|
| Time:||34 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cloud BM (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 499 ft / 152 m Total Trip Loss: 671 ft / 204 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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