Ascent of Kirby Hill on 2018-03-18

Climber: David Sanger

Others in Party:Andrew Kirmse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Brett Moffatt -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
Peak:Kirby Hill
    Elevation:361 ft / 110 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'd previously tried to access Kirby Hill from the Collinsville Road but came up to some houses and a marked gate for a gas storage facility. Studying the map I concluded it might be possible to make an amphibious assault, kayaking 3.8 miles up Montezuma Slough then hiking the hill from the haulout. Brett Joe and Andrew were game and Brett and Joe had the boats. We met late Sunday morning at the boat ramp at Belden's Landing, paid our $6 parking, and set out, 3 of us in the canoe and Brett in the kayak. We'd timed the trip so we'd have the tide coming in as we went upstream and hopefully the tide going out on the return. All went according to plan. It was calm. The current was with us. The landing spot was easy, the land not posted in any way. We had lunch and made the easy walk up the green hillside to the summit, scaring off a few score cattle on the way. The summit had great views of the delta and out to the Sierras, not bad for such a low peak. The return was uneventful, though the current didn't seem to be helping us as much as we'd hoped. All in all a great little trip
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:361 ft / 110 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:361 ft / 110 m
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Route:Montezuma Slough, cross country
    Start Trailhead:Beldon's Landing  0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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