Ascent of Anthony Peak on 2016-04-16

Climber: Swingshift Hiker

Date:Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anthony Peak
    Elevation:6954 ft / 2119 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:854 ft / 260 m
    Start Trailhead:6100 ft / 1859 m
Descent Statistics
    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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