Ascent of Anthony Peak on 2016-04-16
|Date:||Saturday, April 16, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6954 ft / 2119 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed Black Butte earlier in the afternoon. Because Highway 162 was un-passable at Black Butte (would have been the most direct route), had to double back and take Forest Route 24N02, which added an extra 15-20 miles, but goes to the north of 162 at a much lower elevation. The access to the peak became un-passable at about 6100 ft, 2 to 2 1/2 miles from the summit. At some spots the road had about 8 feet of snow on it. For a while I followed some type of feline tracks, (by the size either a bobcat, or juvenile mountain lion). I began getting concerned about daylight, so made the decision at about 6500 to leave the road and scramble the remainder to the peak, cutting off about 1/2 mile. The lookout was boarded up, but accessable by a small staircase. Nice views of what I assume is the Yolly Bolly range to the north and a view of the Central Valley. I could barely see Chico through my binoculars.
On the way down, I followed the ridge to the south, which I had seen on the way up. Unfortunately, I descended a little far and had to ford a few streams and climb about 150 feet back up to the access road.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1004 ft / 305 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1004 ft / 306 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gain on way in:||854 ft / 260 m|
| Start Trailhead:||6100 ft / 1859 m|
| Loss on way out:||1004 ft / 306 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 854 ft / 260 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m|
| Gain on way out:||150 ft / 45 m|
| End Trailhead:||6100 ft / 1859 m|
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