Ascent of Anthony Peak on 2017-07-15

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Anthony Peak
    Elevation:6954 ft / 2119 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving directions:
I encountered no impassable obstacles driving to the vacant Wells Cabin Campground in my A4 sedan with 4in of ground clearance. Driving carefully, it took about 40min from the Black Butte TH to Wells Cabin CG.

From Black Butte, aka FS-22N26, drive northwest 6.2mi on Alder Springs Rd to Mendocino Pass.
From Mendocino Pass, bear right (north) onto FS-M4 aka FS-23N69. Continue another 3.7mi. Wells Cabin CG will be on your right.

GPX file of driving route

Trip report:
I'm pretty sure I could've driven all the way to Anthony Peak Lookout if I had tried because the road was in such good shape, but like with Black Butte an hour earlier, I felt that would've been cheating. So I hoofed it up.

The lookout was unoccupied and locked up, and I didn't even bother looking for a register. Great views in all directions! I can imagine that spending a weekend up here would make for a memorable time.

No cell reception up top. Spotty along Alder Springs Rd.

The 38mi drive back from Wells Cabin CG to the Mendocino NF entrance took about 1.5hr--again, at a cautious speed.

Next stop: South Yolla Bolly Mtn
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:589 ft / 179 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:Wells Cabin CG  6365 ft / 1940 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:24 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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