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Ascent of Red Peak on 1998-09-02

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Murray Brush
Date:Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Red Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9307 ft / 2836 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Ice House Rd off U.S. 50, take FS 36 (FSR 13N221) to the locked gate at the Van Vleck TH near the Tells Creek Horse Camp. From the TH Murray and I followed Red Peak Rd and Red Peak Tr 5 miles to Lake #3, from which we ascended Red Peak. Some large but solid boulders near the summit, but no problems. After a pleasant summit stay, we headed down the ridge toward Silver Peak. At the Red Peak-Silver Peak saddle, I headed back to Lake #3 with a sore knee, while Murray completed his climb of Silver Peak and caught up with me later on the Red Peak Tr on the return to Van Vleck TH
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2707 ft / 825 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:via Red Peak Tr & Lake #3
    Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6600 ft / 2011 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Good



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