Ascent of El Sombroso on 2018-02-01

Climber: Rick Peterson

Date:Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:El Sombroso
    Elevation:3000 ft / 914 m

Ascent Trip Report

Most people came from the Los Gatos area it seems but I decided to try it from Bald Mt parking lot in Sierra Azul Open space. I don't know if it is better because of the up and down but I think it is a new option since this is a new preserve. I pushed my daughter in a stroller until the grade got too steep then I put her on my back. The top is kind of indistinct unlike other Everest BTB peaks. Rooted around in some brush by the tower and a little further on to get various high points. Great views of Santa Clara Valley on a spectacular day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 639 m
    Extra Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Barlow road then Woods trail
    Trailhead:Bald Mountain parking lot  2300 ft / 701 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 

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