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Ascent of Corral Hollow Hill on 2016-08-15

Climber: William Inman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 15, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Corral Hollow Hill
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8170 ft / 2490 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed the road up described by others here, except veered off onto what appeared to be a bicycle path that went too far west to a ridge that clearly wasn't high enough (per my GPS). Found another road east, then finally up to the ridge & then west again to the top. I believe I was at or near the point marked with the heavier circle on this site, although I now understand how unclear it is whether you're actually at the top or not. My GPS showed 8186 ft. for the maximum elevation that trip, so I'm confident that even if I didn't find the "right" highpoint, I at least went high enough to be there.

Sun was down by the time I reached the top, but an almost full moon - 7/8ths? was out & putting out enough light, I never had to turn on my lights once on the return trip. Slipped & fell twice while descending a very steep section, but not because I couldn't see, rather because there was a lot of very loose, deep, powdery dust concealing the loose gravel underneath that I stepped on. Got up, took a step, and fell again. But other than getting really dirty and dropping my GPS, which I discovered about 15 minutes later and had to return for, no harm done.

I had never been to this area before, not even Markleeville, so thanks to peakbagging for "expanding my travels".. :-)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1129 ft / 344 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1129 ft / 344 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Nice & calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1129 ft / 344 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:CA.Co.HP . Forest Service Rd/OHV Rd.
    Start Trailhead:Forest Service Rd at Hwy.  7041 ft / 2146 m
    Time:2 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1129 ft / 344 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Forest Service Rd/OHV Rd.
    End Trailhead:Forest Service Rd at Hwy.  7041 ft / 2146 m



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