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Ascent of Maguire Peak on 2017-01-14

Climber: Swingshift Hiker

Date:Saturday, January 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Maguire Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1688 ft / 514 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trailhead I used was 1.3 miles east on Welch Creek Rd from Calaveras Rd, in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. The trailhead is a gated fire road. There is room for about 4 cars without blocking the fire entrance.
The trail goes north for about 1.5 miles at which point you intersect the Maguire Peak Loop Trail. You can go either clockwise or counterclockwise. I went clockwise. In retrospect counterclockwise would have been more interesting as it requires a little Class 2+ climbing up the rock seams. From the summit, I bisected the circle and went cross country down the south face. From the top are nice views of the surrounding peaks to include Mission/Monument, Rose, Sunol Ridge, Diablo, and further off, Tamlapis, Loma Prieta and Uhmnum.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1513 ft / 460 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1513 ft / 460 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1213 ft / 369 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 838 ft / 255 m; Extra: 375 ft / 114m
    Loss on way in:375 ft / 114 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Start Trailhead:850 ft / 259 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1138 ft / 346 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 838 ft / 255 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    End Trailhead:850 ft / 259 m
    Time:55 Minutes



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