Ascent of Hogsback on 2016-09-17
|Date:||Saturday, September 17, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6320 ft / 1926 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI was looking for another short day since I had promised the missus I'd be home in time for the Stanford – USC football game at 5 PM so it seemed like an opportune time to tackle my "odds and ends on highway 50" list. Other than Carpenter Hill, none of these peaks is on any list and none of them was going to help my P-Index. Still, each turned out to be fun in its own right.
First up was Hogsback. Parked at Lovers Leap campground at 8:15 AM. Over half of the spaces were still open, although they would all be full when I returned about an hour later. A $5 fee is required for day use. The inter-agency pass is also accepted.
Took the historic Pony Express trail that runs between Hogsback and Lovers Leap. It was cool in the morning shadows, so I started off wearing a windbreaker. Turned left on the use trail that pierces the thick brush and hiked to the shallow saddle just east of the summit. Staying to the north (right) side of the ridge line to avoid most of the brush, I hiked up the easy slabs to the top.
1.6 miles RT; 550 feet gain. About 55 minutes.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
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