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trexkerryBetter than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2014
Having read through other comments I was a bit nervous on this one, but found the trail to be easy to follow. The grass was overtaking the trail, but never so much so that I ever lost my way. Picked up 3 ticks on the day, but since I was constantly checking my pant legs I flicked them off before any damage could be done. The Yolo Hikers group that put up this trail deserve a lot of credit. Trip report is HERE
Posted May 21, 2014 1:31 am

MarmadukeExpected an easy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Marmaduke

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 NaylorNo ticks seen.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2013

David Naylor

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

JonodoMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013

Jonodo

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 BurdNight hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2012

Bob Burd

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

labglovesPoor navigation, hot, bushwhacking . . .   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

labgloves

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

danpgreat hike  Sucess!
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

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