Berryessa Peak Climber's Log
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|Marmaduke||Expected an easy hike |
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013
|I figured the 3500 feet of elevation gain was a typo. But there is a lot of gain that you lose then regain. Was a windy but nice day out with my wife. Took us 4 1/2 hours r/t spending 30 minutes at the summit for a beer, tri-tip, cheese and crackers.|
|Posted Apr 15, 2013 2:13 am|
|David Naylor||No ticks seen. |
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2013
|Poison oak sprouting up on the trail here and there. Hiking through the lower elevation of Oaks was nice. Fantastic views to be had from higher elevations.|
|Posted Mar 18, 2013 12:00 am|
|Jonodo||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013
|Hiked this one after work on a Friday. I must be getting out of shape because I thought it was pretty hard. Temps were warm and ticks were out in force. The view from the summit was great... could see Lassen, Desolation Wilderness, lots of the Valley and Lake Berryessa. The trail was in pretty good shape but grassy.|
|Posted Mar 17, 2013 12:28 pm|
|Bob Burd||Night hike |
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2012
|Had some trouble finding the traverse below the west side of the crest. Found it on the way back in daylight though. Trip Report|
|Posted Aug 7, 2012 9:04 pm|
|labgloves||Poor navigation, hot, bushwhacking . . . |
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012
|The trail through DF&W land was easy to follow even though it was significantly overtaken by the grasses. Despite this, we missed the trail and got off route near the first Ahmann easement. This mistake led to a significantly longer approach to the summit . . . |
From the summit, we could see the newly constructed trail cutting across the west face of the North ridge leading toward Berryessa. However, we never did find where this trail connected to the gravel road leading to the summit. As a result, we subjected ourselves to some pretty significant bushwhacking to rejoin the trail ~ at least one mile below the road andh ad no trouble following it back to the start.
The hike was a bit more strenuous than I anticipated - but provided excellent views out all the way to the peaks around Lake Tahoe.
|Posted Jun 4, 2012 4:11 pm|
|danp||great hike |
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2012
|Did this hike as an overnight, camping on the ridge about a mile north of the peak. It was just after a few days of steady rain, and although I didn't expect it there was water in several places high along the ridge. In particular I suspect the creek in the prominent valley (on the map, just at the end of the marked easement) will usually have water through the winter - there was a nice waterfall this time.|
A number of stream crossings near the start and sections of mud, but nothing difficult. The Tuleyome folks have done a great job and the path is cleared all the way along the ridge until it joins the road around a mile below the summit (I don't know if this is the final route).
Some avoidable poison oak along the way and lots of ticks. The presence of the transmitters and some visible houses makes this hike feel less wild than some, but the views over Lake Berryessa were fantastic, and on a clearer day I'm sure the views out to the valley would have been stunning.
|Posted Mar 29, 2012 10:26 pm|