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Rocko1
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7 days ago
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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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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Rocko1
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6 days ago
Rocko1
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dsefcik wrote:
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

Sure. Your name was the most recent signature on the register when I signed. I see what you meant about crossing horizontal switchbacks going up. Looks like it used to be a more trafficked peak?

The fire break had heavy game usage and came out just down the truck trail from your entrance. It wasn't until I got back that I saw there are two peaks on the topo for this mountain. I wonder why that is.
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rockhopper
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4 days ago
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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3 days ago
ziphius
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Nice trip + photos.

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