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mow10via mountain bike many times  Sucess!


This is a sweet bike ride, especially going down. It is also near my favorite base camp, Harbin Hot Springs.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 11:40 pm

bigbendbettyFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2007


It was a very clear day. I could see Shasta, Lassen and I believe the Sutter Buttes. The views made up for the radio tower on top. The first mile of the hike was really pretty as well.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 12:44 pm

Bubba SuessThe Wine Country Mountain  Sucess!

Bubba Suess

In many ways, this is THE mountain of the wine country. It looms over both Napa and Sonoma counties.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 10:38 pm

Chris DoigSuperbowl Sunday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2007

Chris Doig

Hiked up with my cohp buddy Jeff. We were first on trail and made it home in time for the kickoff. Saw lots of people on the way down! The first mile of this hike is excellent single track. We enjoyed the fire road portion too as the views of napa valley are excellent. Hazy up top but saw, Cobb, Diablo, Tam, Lassen and Snow mtns. I'll do it again for conditioning.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 4:36 am

Michael PerryGreat views, bad parking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2007

Michael Perry

Reasonably quiet hike, took a little over 2 hours to reach the North Peak summit. Summit was very windy and pretty cold. Views were great, though pretty hazy. Could easily see Cobb and Mt. Diablo. Barely visible were the snow-capped Sierras and the SF skyline. Luckily I got to the mountain early, cause the parking along 29 is packed by mid-day, and a pain to get out of sometimes.
Posted Jan 22, 2007 3:07 am

Desert_SolitaireHiker's Trail/Dirt Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006


Great views!
Posted Oct 30, 2006 4:00 am

boisedocGood views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1996


Great views of the Napa area. Uneventful walk
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:51 am

Rockmansome time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1992


I don't quite remember the date but it was when I was living in the Santa Rosa area during the '90's.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 2:53 am

BrendanHickeyCold ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2006


Started at 7am just as the sun rose. The nice weather lasted until I reached the saddle, when the clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped to 38 degrees F! Some patches of snow at the top but it's mostly gone.
Posted Jul 27, 2006 3:33 pm

lakenyondirt road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2004


Walked up.
Posted May 14, 2006 8:51 pm

kaos14Route Climbed: Dirt Road Date Climbed: March 2004  Sucess!


A long walk up the dirt road was made better by great views and a lack of anyone else on the trail.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 1:57 pm

starship_jenRoute Climbed: Dirt Road Date Climbed: March 1999  Sucess!


Ok, so I actually rode my mountain bike for this one, though I did walk some of the uphill. : ) Nice view from the top with lots of sunshine. Still had some snow on the mountain.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 12:06 am

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Trail from SR29 summit Date Climbed: July 5, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Had a sampler at Napa Valley Brewing Company before the climb!
Posted Jul 6, 2005 5:30 pm

k2linkRoute Climbed: Mt Saint Helena trail Date Climbed: March 2004  Sucess!


Hiked to the summit on a very warm spring day. The road is shadeless and dusty, and pretty unpleasant. But the views from the summit were outstanding.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 8:57 pm

sackbutRoute Climbed: RLS State Park / Fire Road Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!


Brought a group of 15 from St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in SF - ages 12 to probably 64. It had rained a lot Friday, but it was sunny and warm Saturday, up in the 60s. The only mud we encountered was in the parking area. Everybody summitted, and we could see all of the landmarks as advertised - Lassen, Snow, Diablo, Tam, and the ocean. A beautiful hike all around.

Someone should relocate and renovate the marker comemorating the 1841 ascent by the Russian party from Ft. Ross. There is an ugly radio outbuilding right beside, marginalizing and offending the marker.
Posted Mar 7, 2005 2:14 pm

SgtSargeRoute Climbed: Dirt Road Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!


Hike this some time ago. Nice little hike to kill some time..
Posted Jan 24, 2005 4:50 pm

orandallRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!


car-to-car 2hrs 45 min. Easy like sunday morning
Posted Sep 2, 2004 2:20 pm

keemaRoute Climbed: Trail from SR 29 Date Climbed: May 16, 2004  Sucess!


This was the first of a two county high point day. Also did Mount Vaca in Solano County. This is a busy place. I thought I left late, 8:20 a.m., and yet was one of the first ones up. There were alot of people headed up in the warmer part of the day as I descended. I also found the start of a mine shaft just off the main road. An enjoyable hike.

There were many hot air balloons in the Napa Valley on the drive in. That was cool!
Posted May 16, 2004 9:17 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Trail from SR29 summit Date Climbed: April 30, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Second of three county highpoints for the day. Trip Report
Posted May 11, 2004 3:03 pm

ElwoodRoute Climbed: Hikers trail to dirt road Date Climbed: April, 2002  Sucess!


Did the hike with a buddy, who continually told me how good a view it was from the top. Well, when we reached the top, all I saw was clouds. Ha! None the less, it was a good day hike!
Posted Apr 8, 2004 11:22 am

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