Ascent of North Chalone Peak on 2015-03-14

Climber: Powen Ru

Others in Party:CC Lin
Date:Saturday, March 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:North Chalone Peak
    Elevation:3304 ft / 1007 m

Ascent Trip Report

Forced to park at Park View as the upper parking was full. Up through Upper Bear Gulch Cave (on its first opening weekend). Unfortunately, my head hit the ceiling of Lower Bear Gulch Cave on descent. I reached the Visitor by 4:45 PM and got first-aid treatment by nice rangers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2424 ft / 738 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2104 ft / 641 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2384 ft / 726 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2344 ft / 715 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Chalone Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Park View  960 ft / 292 m
    Time:4 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2064 ft / 629 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2024 ft / 617 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Chalone Peak Trail
    End Trailhead:Visitor Center  1280 ft / 390 m
    Time:2 Hours 

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