Ascent of Sonoma Mountains High Point on 2018-02-26

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, February 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sonoma Mountains High Point
    Elevation:2463 ft / 750 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since the North Sonoma Mountain Park opens at 7 and is marginally less expensive than parking in the state park, I decided to approach from there. The trail is excessively well graded and is often routed in an almost silly indirect fashion. Otherwise, the scenery is beautiful and the going is easy. Eventually, it reaches Jack London State Park, and in a meadow shortly thereafter an aggressive use trail heads straight up the ridge. It ends at the beginning of the summit plateau where the park boundary is delineated by a barbed wire fence. From there it is a short bit of cross country travel or walking along a grassy ranch road to the summit rocks. As others have noted, there is an electric cattle fence not 10 feet from the summit. It would be easy enough to crawl under, but there is now a sturdy stile making it even easier. I found no registered, but did enjoy the 360 views for a few minutes before returning to the state park to eat my lunch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1944 ft / 592 m
    Extra Gain:257 ft / 78 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route:North Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park  1033 ft / 314 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 31 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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