Ascent of Bally Peak on 2017-01-21
|Date:||Saturday, January 21, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2288 ft / 697 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFound an open window between storms and did a short hike up Bally peak.
Started at the popular Redbud trailhead next to Cache Creek. I started up the slope heading ESE through nice open grassland and oak woodland following occasional cattle trails. Eventually reached a ridgeline NE of the peak and followed a short distance to Point 1865. The ridge veered left here and I followed the ridgeline to the summit. Fire had cleared out much of the brush of this route in 2015. A good layer of grass now covers the burn area.
I returned a different way following the old 4WD track north back to Hwy 20. Reaching Hwy 20, I followed the Hwy back to the trailhead.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1368 ft / 416 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1368 ft / 416 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.9 km|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||1328 ft / 404 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1298 ft / 396 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m|
| Loss on way in:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.2 km|
| Route:||NE slope and ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Redbud/Cache Creek trialhead 990 ft / 301 m|
| Loss on way out:||1338 ft / 407 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1298 ft / 396 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m|
| Gain on way out:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Distance:||2.3 mi / 3.7 km|
| End Trailhead:||Redbud/Cache Creek trailhead 990 ft / 301 m|
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