Legal arranged visit with COHP group.
Group visit arranged via Coby King. Now that the landowner is willing to allow periodic, pre-arranged visits again please respect that and contact Coby if you wish to get in the queue for a future visit.
Thanks to the landowner and organizer for making these trips happen with permission!
Thanks to the hospitality of the landowner and several months of negotiation, several of us were able to visit the summit, located in the homeowner's front yard.
To electric gate.
The last of three private property peaks bagged before 6am on this day. I blatantly parked right in front of a no parking sign right on Skyline Blvd. where Portola Heights Road begins. I then walked around the gate and jogged up the road towards the summit, but was stopped by the electric fence surrounding the highpoint as others have been. Close enough! Got back to the car at 6:15 with no ticket then back to the campground where the family was staying before anyone had awoken. A successful morning of private property peakbagging with Loma Prieta, Mt. Bielewski, and Long Ridge.
Connected with Loro Patterson and met the homeowner. He is very kind and gracious, and welcomes highpointers. I highly recommend that you NOT trespass, it is entirely unnecessary if you act like a mature adult and respect private property.
Hiked here frequently and have gotten as close to the county highpoint as legally allowed (and if I had touched the highpoint, I wouldn't admit it on the internet). :)
Went on the scheduled trip after missing out the year before. Met a few folks I've enjoyed hiking with since. Over to the xmas tree farm later in the day.
rode by this about a million times and eventually decided to actually go over to it
A group of about 9 of us went up today with Loro and met the homeowner. He was very nice and had some great stories about growing up in the area. His house is VERY nice. Went with HP Pals Jeff and Alex
Ran to the top and back to the car as quickly as possible.
Hiked from the highway to just below the top in 2000, but fencing and a dog guarding the HP suggested I not try my luck. In 2001, visiting my sister in SF, I had made arrangements through Loro with the landowner to visit and bag the last 100 feet or so. The weather was rotten - a major winter storm blowing in with lots of rain. This time he gave me the code to drive past the gate to his place. He was nice enough, and after I told him my story he seemed amused. He didn't know whose dog it was at the HP.
Joined with Loro Paterson and several other CoHPers.
A quick visit with Matthew. Trip Report