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Pinyon Peak ( 6805’ )
11/06/2019 22:17
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Pinyon Peak ( 6805’ )

 

Location: Kern County, about 11 miles east of the town of Weldon,

153 miles from Los Angeles

 

Date : Nov 06, 2019  09:36 ~ 15:34 ( 5h 58m )

 

Course : Pinyon Jack Trailhead ( 4820’ ) ~ Jacks Creek ( 10:27 ) ~ Summit ( 12:36; 6805’ ) ~ 

Jacks Creek ( 14:56 ) ~ Trailhead ( 15:34; 7.6 Miles; 2950’ Gain )

 

With : Sierra Club HPS 5 Members

 

 

Distance: 7.6 miles round trip on trail and cross-country

Gain: 2950' total, 2500' out plus 450' on return

Time: 6 hours round trip

Rating: Class 1, moderate

DRIVING ROUTE 3

  • Take SR 14 to Mojave.
  • Continue north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 (Freeman Junction).
  • Reset your odometer and turn left (west) on SR 178.
  • At 8.2 miles, cross Walker Pass.
  • At 9.2 miles, pass Walker Pass Campground.
  • At 9.7 miles, a warning sign (on the right side of the road) about a school bus stop in 500 feet. Park here or on the west side of the road.

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • On the west side of the highway, find the beginning of the Pinyon Jack Trail (4820'). Follow this trail (vague in places) for about a mile. It crosses over a saddle (5020'+) then goes down to Jacks Creek.
  • Turn right (north) and briefly follow the stream. It narrows a bit and usually can be easily crossed.
  • Cross the stream and hike up the ridge you can see to the northwest. Follow the ridge about 2 miles to the summit.





















































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