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Ascent of Geyser Peak on 2017-12-14

Climber: Rick Peterson

Date:Thursday, December 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Geyser Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3458 ft / 1053 m

Ascent Trip Report

I carried my ever growing daughter up this one and she didn't want to walk much. It's just as well it was almost dark by the time we got back to the car and she gets distracted easily. The hike has great views and the top is like a real mountain unlike many in this area with a significant drop down to Alexander Valley and tremendous views. A propane truck passed us and gave us no mind but there must be cameras on top at the communications equipment. We had been eating a snack for about 5 minutes when some electronic sounds came on a couple times. 5 minutes later two sets of bugle battle charge music came on. Then someone spoke out, "It must have been a long hike for you two, just make sure you are down by dark". Apparently they don't sweat it too much to have hikers up there as long as they are respectful. Great peak to summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1300 ft / 395 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:road
    Trailhead:Geyser Rd  2758 ft / 840 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes



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