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Ascent of Signal Peak on 2016-06-25

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Signal Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7841 ft / 2389 m

Ascent Trip Report

ascended signal peak from fordyce lake road. originally had planned to drive further and bag old man mountain, but my car (audi allroad) couldn't really make it much further than where i parked for signal. after summiting signal i had the not so bright idea of continuing past signal down the ridge to fordyce lake road, and try to bag old man anyhow... this ended up being a lot of distance, and i bailed on the plan much too late, when i discovered that fordyce creek was flowing pretty strongly.

note that there is a jeep road going across the ridge between signal peak and fordyce summit: if you can get your vehicle up to fordyce summit you could probably drive the whole way up to signal peak. or if you hiked from fordyce summit it'd be 1.6mi 700' one-way.

track is only the trip up to signal peak. you should probably ignore my descent statistics as they contain the rest of the hike with failed attempt on old man.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3293 ft / 1003 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3293 ft / 1003 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.7 mi / 17.2 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1793 ft / 546 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:6048 ft / 1843 m
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3293 ft / 1003 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1793 ft / 546 m; Extra: 1500 ft / 457m
    Gain on way out:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    End Trailhead:6048 ft / 1843 m
    Time:5 Hours 7 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: red mountain LO, signal

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Red Mountain Lookout2016-06-25 a 
2Signal Peak2016-06-25 b3293 ft / 1004 m
Total Trip Gain: 3293 ft / 1004 m    Total Trip Loss: 3293 ft / 1004 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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