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Rocko1
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10/12/2020
Rocko1
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Inspired by Daren and cooler weather I hiked to Chariot Mtn. Saturday. Was nice and breezy. Low 60's and partially cloudy. Parked at Pedro Fages turnout and used Mason Valley Truck Trail. A little bush whacking leaving the truck trail but not bad. Used the fire break on the way back down and that was much easier.



Looking west from the peak


Lassator Hay Rd filling in


Looks to be remnants of the hay road going into Oriflamme Canyon


Fire break on left side


View from the top-video
https://imgur.com/FfILqyq

Album
https://imgur.com/a/0EcY3NC

8 miles, 1,400ft gain.
edited by Rocko1 on 10/12/2020
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dsefcik
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10/12/2020
dsefcik
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Yep...all familiar...Gary and I contemplated whacking thru the Hay rd on the way back but the heat and end of day and out of water changed our minds. Thanks for posting some good pics from the top...Thumbs Up

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rockhopper
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10/15/2020
rockhopper
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Nice trip report. Ditto about the heavy brush. Oriflamme canyon has some great hiking / biking options. Ora"flame" as I call it has had a lot of brush clearing fires over the decades. The new winter growth supports the wildlife population and make hiking easier :-)
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ziphius
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10/16/2020
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Nice trip + photos.

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deborah
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10/26/2020
deborah
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Nice photos and report! Thanks for sharing.
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Brian
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3/9/2021
Brian
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I did a mountain biking route one time that went up Rodriguez Canyon, connected to Chariot Canyon Road, then down MVTT to close the loop. Looks like I basically made a big circle around the thing. Never been to the top though.
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tekewin
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3/30/2021
tekewin
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Everyone singing Chariot praises inspired me to visit on Sunday. The hike felt a lot like Roost, drop down, go up, drop down, go up. I took the firebreak both ways, pretty open. The small register is almost full, could use a new one the next time someone visits. Loved the views into Mason Valley and the weather was perfect. On the way back, I took a short side trip to Julian Ridge Benchmark. Surprised to find a register in cans there.





Chariot from Julian Ridge Benchmark
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Rocko1
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3/30/2021
Rocko1
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tekewin wrote:
Everyone singing Chariot praises inspired me to visit on Sunday. The hike felt a lot like Roost, drop down, go up, drop down, go up. I took the firebreak both ways, pretty open. The small register is almost full, could use a new one the next time someone visits. Loved the views into Mason Valley and the weather was perfect. On the way back, I took a short side trip to Julian Ridge Benchmark. Surprised to find a register in cans there.





Chariot from Julian Ridge Benchmark





Very nice. Love the views and the hike for Chariot.
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