Ascent of Nibbs Knob on 2016-10-23

Climber: Colin Gregory

Date:Sunday, October 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nibbs Knob
    Elevation:2694 ft / 821 m

Ascent Trip Report

Upon finding the trailhead, I was surprised to find it "closed until made safe for entry." After some investigative work I discovered this was due to the recent fire near Loma Prieta. Knowing the fire was no longer active, I snuck by the fence and started the trek up, if I found the trail to be dangerous I vowed not to push on.

Turns out they blazed a firebreak right through the high point of (K?)nibbs Knob and it crosses the trail a few times to the east. It's still a bit messy in places. Although the trail was safe for hiking by my judgement, I definitely underestimated the relentless incline.

Took me a little over an hour going up and about 20 minutes to make it back down, slowing my jog to sneak past the campgrounds and avoid being seen at the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1591 ft / 484 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1591 ft / 484 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.7 km
    Start Trailhead:1103 ft / 336 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Colin Gregory
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