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CA County Summit Log

Here is a list of the 58 California County Summits. When I lived in California I set a long-term goal of mine is to do all of them solely via human power (e.g., by hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, or even bicycling). So far I have climbed 13. Now that I live in Colorado, accomplishing that may take a long longer. In any case, the mountains await!

County Summit Elevation Date Climbed
Alameda Rose Peak (Discovery Peak @ 3840+ but not legally accessible) 3817 Jan 27’02 Sun
Alpine Sonora Peak 11,459
Amador Thunder Mountain 9410
Butte Lost Lake Ridge 7120+
Calaveras Corral Ridge 8170
Colusa Snow Mtn. East 7040+
Contra Costa Mt. Diablo 3849 Apr 17’99 Sat, Apr 15’00 Sat, Nov 10’01 Sat
Del Norte Bear Mountain 6400+
El Dorado Freel Peak 10,881
Fresno North Palisade 14,242
Glenn Black Butte 7448
Humboldt Salmon Mountain 6956
Imperial Blue Angels Peak 4548
Inyo Mount Whitney 14,491 Sep 3’00 Sun
Kern Sawmill Mtn. 8818 Nov 3’02 Sun
Kings Table Mountain 3473
Lake Snow Mtn. East 7056
LBssen Hat Mountain 8737
Los Angeles Mt. San Antonio 10,064
Madera Mount Ritter 13,143
Marin Mt. Tamalpais 2571 Aug 18’01 Sat
Mariposa Parsons Peak Ridge 12,040 +
Mendocino Anthony Peak 6954
Merced Laveaga Peak 3801
Modoc Eagle Peak 9892
Mono White Mountain Peak 14,246
Monterey Junipero Serra Peak 5862
Napa Mt. St. Helena East 4200+
Nevada Mount Lola 9148
Orange Santiago Peak 5687
Placer Granite Chief 9006
PlumBs Mount Ingalls 8372
Riverside San Jacinto Peak 10,804
Sacramento Carpenter Hill 828
San Benito San Benito Mtn. 5241
San Bernardino San Gorgonio Mt. 11,502
San Diego Hot Springs Mountain 6533
San Francisco Mt. Davidson 927
San Joaquin Mt. Boardman N 3626
San Luis Obispo Caliente Mtn. 5106
San Mateo Long Ridge 2600 + Dec 21’03
Santa Barbara Big Pine Mtn. 6800 +
Santa Clara Copernicus Peak (yards from Mt. Hamilton) 4360 + Nov 14’98 Sat, Apr 17’99 Sat, Apr 21’01 Sat, Dec 31’01 Mon, Oct 12’02 Sat
Santa Cruz Mt. Mcpherson 3231 Dec 21’03
Shasta Lassen Peak 10,457 Jul 29’05 Fri
Sierra Mount Lola North 8844
Siskiyou Mount Shasta 14,162 Jul 16-17’05 Sat-Sun
Solano Mt. Vaca 2819
Sonoma Cobb Mtn. West Rim 4480 +
Stanislaus Mt. Stakes 3804
Sutter South Butte 2120 +
Tehama Brokeoff Mtn. 9235 Jul 29’05 Fri
Trinity Mount Eddy 9025
Tulare Mount Whitney 14,491 Sep 3’00 Sun
Tuolumne Mount Lyell 13,114
Ventura Mt. Pinos 8831 Nov 3’02 Sun
Yolo Little Blue Peak 3120+
Yuba Sugar Pine Peak 4825 +
After the gruelling Death Valley Double, I made a detour to Ventura and Kern counties to do some summit bagging.  Here is the start of the trail to Mt. Pinos.
One mile into the trail.  As you can see by the treadmarks, this area is pretty popular with mountain bikers.
An old observation tower near the summit of Mt. Pinos.  It used to be used to watch for condors, until condors were on the brink of extinction.  A number of years ago the last condor was caught and bred in a successful-but-controversial program; there are now about 100 condors.
These are some of the north-easterly views from the observation tower.
Another view from the observation tower.
That's me sitting around.  I was actually much happier than I looked; it was very peaceful up here.
At the top was this info board that explains, Mt. Pinos was known as "???inmu" to the Chumash Indians, and the summit was the center of the world.