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Hiking Stats as of 9/22/2018
Total Trips:
Total Distance:
Total Elevation Gain:
 325
 3,891.68 miles
 1,060,050 feet

Trip Comments

Comment DateUser NameCommentTrip DateLocations
Apr 01, 2018 5:16 AMMichaelGridsRomantic Piano by Andrew_Studio | AudioJungle http://workle.website/4d https://audiojungle.net/item/cinematic-trailer/20815683?ref=MomentumOfMelody https://audiojungle.net/user/momentumofmelody/portfolio?ref=MomentumOfMelody https://audiojungle.net/user/ie_sound/portfolio?ref=IE_Sound https://audiojungle.net/user/elijah_studio/portfolio?ref=Elijah_Studio https://audiojungle.net/user/commercial_music/portfolio?ref=Commercial_MusicJun 23, 2012Diablo, Mount / North Peak (Diablo) / Olympia, Mount / Black Point
Jul 16, 2016 8:49 PMKerrySure, feel free to link!Sep 13, 2014Grant, Mount
Jul 11, 2016 7:20 AMJeremy ElsmoreHello, Is it okay if we add your comment to the new "911 Mt. Grant Memorial Challenge" Website? - Very well organized event - took about 5:45 to go from start to the top. Plenty of refreshments offered by volunteers throughout the hike, could have left my pack at home. Good time, great views, highly recommended if you haven't done it. Trip report is HERE. It would link to this page? Thanks, Jeremy Elsmore Webmaster www.GrantChallenge.orgSep 13, 2014Grant, Mount
May 15, 2016 6:02 AMKerryYes, this is one that every Bay Area Hiker has to do at least once - you just roll the dice in terms of weather for that one weekend per year.May 01, 2016Robison Mountain
May 10, 2016 9:09 PMGordon ('boyblue')What a great hike! I came so close to signing up for this meetup, but ran into an insurmountable snag: My wife's birthday was that weekend. [D'oh!] Maybe next year for Mustang Peak!May 01, 2016Robison Mountain
Mar 19, 2016 7:58 AMdean gaudetthe route from rancho corral de tierra is great: http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/Ascent.aspx?aid=630219Dec 29, 2014Twin Peaks / San Bruno Mountain / Peak
Aug 26, 2015 10:17 PM"Hiker in Front of Me"I'm the other hiker. From the southern peak I took the ridge across to the north peak. It was a rocky boulder hopping adventure but not too bad and a lot faster than the way you went. If you take the ridge stay towards the eastern side as the west side is more of a cliff. At the time I thought it was a bit difficult but after descending the way you came up the northern peak, I would say the traverse is the way to go. I too was able to find an easier way off of the south peak along a line of Junipers just west of where we went up. Jul 30, 2015Maggie's Peak - South / Maggie's Peak - North
Jul 19, 2015 3:55 PMdean gaudetthere's an alternate approach to chalk mountain which avoids the crowds at park HQ: start from waddell beach. very large lot there (no fee). it's a 14mi 3700' climb from that starting point. http://alltrails.com/tracks/chalk-mountain-from-waddell-beachDec 20, 2014Bielawski, Mount / Chalk Mountain
Jul 06, 2015 12:32 PMPetesthousandpeaksLooks like some good planning and execution to do three in a day. Enviro clubs can't do more than one, as they say too much hiking. They'd drive up in their vehicles, largely polluters, not even knowing which way to go. You get to know them, and so I finally left them. That to bag as many peaks as possible in the time frame allowed, given the goals and destinations intended, suggests wherewithal and supports efficiency. What they banned and forevermore disallow, but happily those that choose it can go on in our ways, to explore, enjoy, and protect, nature and to witness wild and scenic, not from a junky screen.Jul 03, 2015Haskell Peak / Elwell, Mount / Sierra Buttes
Jun 14, 2015 8:50 PMKerryPete - there was no register, unfortunately. You will be glad to know that I found your register up on Raymond Peak yesterday though. I have a picture of it that I will post before too long.Apr 11, 2015Desert Creek Peak / Black Mountain
Jun 13, 2015 11:28 AMPetesthousandpeaksNo register? Albeit last I climbed it was so many years ago, it would have deteriorated or been stolen. Now that you guys have done it, there's no one for my 4X. Not that that matters much to me anymore, as now, I'd probably not enjoy it as I once did.Apr 11, 2015Desert Creek Peak / Black Mountain
Jan 13, 2015 8:11 AMPetesthousandpeaksNext time, if you are enabled, you can upload a word file or similar to your memory card. If someone gets the camera and is curious to see the photos to try to identify you as the owner, they can open the file (you may wish to have bi-platform files) and view all your contact info. Course, if a bad guy gets it, you then will have revealed your contact info. I've never lost hardware aside from perhaps a drop. Being poor, I can't afford to make stupid mistakes. I wear my cameras all with straps, and take great pains to remind myself that I don't want to forget it anyplace. The hiking club had many morons, who lost or broke their expensive cameras, and I suspect they are the same with other hardware. You may get back your camera, but as far as craigslist, I just joined and tried it, with unfortunate results. In the uploaded file, you may offer a sizable reward for its return with shipping paid.Jan 10, 2015Martis Peak / Baldy West Rim, Mount / Baldy, Mount
Dec 03, 2014 7:35 PMKerryGood Point - I would never drive this far for such a short hike. I was driving down to Monterey so this was basically right on the way down!Dec 02, 2014Fremont Peak
Dec 03, 2014 6:28 AMPetesthousandpeaksHey, pretty good for an easy holiday peak! Kinda out of your style, seems a waste of gas versus exercise benefit, but for view and history, fine I suppose.Dec 02, 2014Fremont Peak
Nov 18, 2014 9:24 PMKerryPete - this was a really fun hike, I would like to do it again, but I think the roads will be closed soon. Maybe next year?Nov 10, 2014Reynolds Peak / Corral Ridge
Nov 17, 2014 4:59 AMPetesthousandpeaksThanks to let me know that my old register is still there! Looks like maybe somebody tore out a page, as I did it in 2003 or so for my 4X. Nobody for a 5X, too bad, it'd be a gratis buffet in SLT for a safe and successful ascent!Nov 10, 2014Reynolds Peak / Corral Ridge
Oct 18, 2014 10:35 PMKerryFound the GPS! My brother and I went back up today and he found the device nearly hidden from view under a rock...put in new batteries and the device still works! 360.hikr - Thanks for looking for the GPS - and I look forward to reading your reports, I enjoyed browsing your site! Steve - I am about 95% sure my brother and I ran into you and Otter this morning on the way up to Jobs. You were coming down at around 9200 feet on the steep section while we were headed up. In looking at the register you and Otter probably have the record for most ascents of Jobs. Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Oct 18, 2014 9:16 AM360.hikr.orgWas there yesterday for the Jobs Peak/Jobs Sister/Freel Peak trilogy and also tried to find your device for a while. Found nothing... However, looking at your track again now, I was probably searching too close to P. 10505. Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Oct 09, 2014 8:53 PMKerryThanks for the update on the snow conditions Steve, my brother and I are planning on going back up next weekend for the Freel triple, and will look for the device then. We must have just missed each other, I summited at around 2:30. But with the visibility so poor and with the heavy snow its not surprising that there were no signs of anyone else in the area. Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Oct 07, 2014 8:28 AMSteveI was up there (with dog) around 2PM on the same day, but went via Fay Luther Canyon from Carson Valley and descended the E Ridge back to Carson Valley. It was snowing fairly heavily and tracks filled in fast. I was back up there this past weekend and almost all of the snow is gone. Had I known then about your GPS I would have looked for it for you.Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Sep 30, 2014 6:37 AMpetesthousandpeaks ptp With as many scavengers that may be reading the Web for ops to take, if you were planning to go back, I wonder about how smart it is to post this information for the world to see. There are honest hikers, as once I dropped my cheap camera to have it put on a trail sign by someone maybe thinking then I'd see it and get it back. But that was way before Internet. They'll tear up parks and beaches looking for $100 or what, mindless self interest. Donna, I used to go out overnight solo in the worst and deadliest storms to ever hit the Sierra, back then with highly deficient gear, but that's adventure. There is bad luck as those poor guys on Ritter in 1971 or so, but some of us are skilled and experienced mountaineers. While I'd pay for company, there is no one, and my old peak buddy says not even for a mil! Though he is past his years, but the old hiking club says NO to all of this, and I was about the only one to join people in their own little club peak adventures. Back when they would allow that!Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Sep 29, 2014 9:42 AMKerryDonna - Yes, I did this one by myself, and although I now going with company more often I will take extra precautions for the times I am alone. I will be looking to do the safer hikes by myself and save the adventures for a larger group. Thanks for the reminder!Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Sep 29, 2014 6:30 AMDonnaWhat a great read! Did you really attempt this all by yourself? That should be a big NO NO!!!! Be safe Kerry!!!! Look forward to reading your next story!(with a friend)Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Sep 28, 2014 11:53 PMKerryI think you are right Pete - there is little hope of finding the device. My only reason for thinking there is a chance is that I was well off the trail when I lost the device and so hikers probably won't be on the rocks where I lost it. Those rocks are not a good way to get to the summit - the summit blocks were much further along.Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Sep 28, 2014 11:33 PMPetesthousandpeaks PtpToo bad your jacket side pockets didn't have zippers! Aside from electronic junk left in the wild for someone to run across someday, there's better now and probably with a Find my GPS app. The snow is due to melt and with all of the hikers, it may be doubtful that someone won't take it. Used to be that an expensive camera could be left right off the trail on a log, and be there all day with NO other hikers to see it or even go by, but last I did Jobs Peak, the register was pretty full with entries.Sep 27, 2014Jobs Peak
Jun 21, 2014 1:48 PMYolohikerGlad you made it up the trail! Yes, it was an epic effort, both political and physical, but now the trail is in place. Thanks to the many volunteers that helped build it and the landowners who gave the easement, everyone can enjoy the public land around Berryessa Peak.May 20, 2014Berryessa Peak
Jun 01, 2014 1:56 PMpetesthousandpeaks ptp Thanks for the photos! I always meant to do this peak, but now I think that it may be beyond me. I'd perhaps try it with some partner next fall or winter, but as none will be forthcoming, even with pay, I'll forget it.May 20, 2014Berryessa Peak
May 19, 2014 8:47 PMGordon (aka boyblue)If you saw several Boy Scouts and a few adults, that was us.May 17, 2014Wittenberg, Mount / Barnabe Mountain / Pine Mountain
Apr 10, 2014 12:19 PMGreat write upMy girlfriend and I will be attempting this on Sunday. May skip Miller Peak though.Feb 21, 2014Miller Peak / San Jacinto Peak / Jean Peak
Jan 24, 2014 9:37 AMpetesthousandpeaks ptpThanks for the photos! Brings back memories when I led this for the Sierra Club as one of my first ski trips for them. Good double bag, wish that I could have been along.Jan 18, 2014Hawkins Peak / Pickett Peak
Jan 08, 2014 12:36 AMKerryHey Pete - I've registered for your Thousand Peaks Club Meetup Group - it will probably be easier to communicate that way instead of through the comments board over here. I do have interest in Jeff Davis, and would appreciate your lead, although for my own benefit and advancement in my hiking I plan on taking a class to learn the skills needed to climb more technical peaks. Maybe as soon as this summer.Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Jan 07, 2014 2:11 PMpetesthousandpeaks ptpHey thanks for the visit to a movie site of mine! Hope that it worked O.K. for you. Class 4 is only a step above class 3. If you did Red Lake by a different way, you must like to do scrambling if not harder. I used to lead beginners up Jeff Davis, but for some 4 is off limits, as even 3! I don't force people to do what they don't want to do, but unless you have a helicopter, climbing is the only way that you will summit, and that's part of the fun. Lots of people rock climb, I used to lead trips for the hikers, and I have the gear, still. While hikers do get killed, that's mostly by doing it wrong, and I've never lost anybody that does it right with me. It's safety. Roped up, you won't fall as in some class 3, where many hikers die.Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Jan 06, 2014 12:24 AMKerryPete - I am absolutely aware of your website and use it often in planning my trips. I hadn't seen the video of Red Lake until tonight though - much easier route than what I took! As for Jeff Davis, I am not ready for a class 4 climb yet - I don't yet have any technical experience and until I take some sort of class I'm afraid that summit will be off limits for me - maybe in another year?Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Jan 02, 2014 9:59 PMpetesthousandpeaks ptpIf you don't already know about my free directions to most all of the OGUL peaks, and more, they are at my website petesthousandpeaks.com I posted video that shows the easy way to the top of Red Lake Peak. If you have Quick Time installed as plug-in and also have at least 18 mbps download speed. It's in 720p HD so you can watch it in big screen on any HD TV, if you can hook up your computer by HDMI, say. Any interest in doing Jeff Davis Peak? I'd like to do it for my 4X. It is class 4, therefore a NO for most peak baggers, by them.Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Dec 31, 2013 3:07 PMKerryPete - trip report and pics will be up this week! It was a mostly dry trip up, no snowshoes needed as I went straight up the south facing slope to the ridgeline out of Carson Pass. From there the ridgeline is pretty rocky, so not too much snow. Made a HUGE mistake though on descent from Stevens Peak and descended the bowl to the Tahoe Rim trail and encountered very soft/knee deep snow, and could not locate the trail. Safe climbing to you!Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Dec 29, 2013 5:45 PMpetesthousandpeaks ptpAnxious to see photos. Bagged Red Lake back in October, also did it at about Christmas one year, fun hike, then. 8X for me, now, love those Northern Sierra peaks. Looking at some dry winter climbs, time to do those.Dec 25, 2013Red Lake Peak / Stevens Peak
Feb 11, 2013 8:02 AMLindaCongratulations to you both!Feb 09, 2013Diablo, Mount / North Peak (Diablo) / Devil's Pulpit / Olympia, Mount / Eagle Peak / Black Point