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Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2016-08-26

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Marcus Sierra -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 26, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9892 ft / 3015 m

Ascent Trip Report

While most people seem to come at Eagle Peak from Poison Flat or Emerson Campground, there are no descriptions of hiking in from the south, starting at Patterson Campground, as we did. This route is a little longer, but has the advantages of starting higher at 7100 feet, and allowing a side trip to Emerson Peak, which is on the Western State Climbers list. To get to Patterson Campground, drive county road 64 east from the town of Likely, then follow signs. The road is paved most of the way, up to the turnoff for Blue Lake, and it is packed gravel after that.

The Summit Trail starts to the left of the trailhead sign. It initially climbs before reaching a long level section, where there are a few downed trees. Shasta and Lassen are visible far to the west from this section. At a saddle at 8400 feet, turn left off the trail to go cross-country up a ridge. The ridge is initially forested, then steepening open scrubland, and finally tedious scree starting at about 9200 feet and continuing to the summit.

On our way back we took cross-country side trips to peak 8742 (a P300), and Emerson Peak. Both have good views. The round trip was 18 miles and 4200 feet of gain.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4292 ft / 1308 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1500 ft / 457 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4292 ft / 1308 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2792 ft / 851 m; Extra: 1500 ft / 457m
    Loss on way in:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:Summit Trail
    Start Trailhead:Patterson Guard Station  7100 ft / 2164 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Kirmse
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